Labels Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Labels Quotes from famous persons: Tim Ferriss, Judy Holliday, Mike Posner, Lee Tae-min, Alexander McQueen. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Labels Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I’ve always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn’t get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes.
I wanted to break into producing, so I would peddle my tracks and beats to labels. I always heard the same thing: They liked the music, but it didn’t fit any of the artists on their roster.
I wanted to break the idea of what male performers are supposed to show, what performances girl groups are supposed to show. I really wanted to break those labels, showing that dance is a form of art.
It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
At the end of the day, it’s not the labels buying the music: it’s the people out there, and you have to be behind the music and not anyone else. You’re the one representing it, you’re playing it for everyone; you’re doing promotion and travelling around the world.
We turned what is virtually a glorified independent label into one of the powerhouse labels in the town.
Even myself, I believe that as an artist I should pursue more independent activities. If more artists believe in this and are active about it, they will be able to accomplish more on their own, without the influence of entertainment labels.
The States are more accommodating to fat people – there are more plus-sized clothing labels, and people talk openly about it.
Formats are going to change because this is what the people want. It’s not what the labels want.
We really were poised to makeRumours 2,’ and that could’ve been the beginning of kind of painting yourself into a corner in terms of living up to the labels that were being placed on you as a band.
Being a woman is an option, being trans is an option, and they’re options that appeal to me. We need to listen to people – not labels, not semantics.
I think part of what happens is that small labels want to get bigger. And bigger is not better.
When you come off ‘The X Factor,’ you’re more likely to be a failure than a success because people almost want you to fail. There’s this kind of feeling that you’re separate from everyone else. You get it from artists, people in the industry, people at record labels.
You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business. They don’t want anything to be complicated. They just want it simple, as simple as possible.
Mark McGrath
The good thing about having a hit record is you don’t need too many people. Because now your record is on fire, and I already have a great team around me, so why run to the labels?
Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.
All my records were dance-oriented, and all the hassle with major labels about changing my records, release dates, videoseverything was out of my hands. I always had to deal with somebody else, and I had a different perspective on a lot of things.
I am a singer first and foremost. I was lucky enough to have a manager, when I was 15, who knew the heads of a lot of record labels at the time.
Hayley Orrantia
I truly believe, as an institution, most major labels should just die.
We came up with all these crazy ideas that Taylor Swift could be the biggest artist in the world – and it came true – and that we could have five labels and become the biggest independent record company in the world – and it came true.
With Napster and the sharing of music, of course, there are going to be people who exploit it. Greed has no end. But there’s a lot of good that could happen. We shouldn’t let the economic concerns of the major labels infringe on our freedom to share music.
Labels are limiting, and I don’t like them.
One client‘s wife managed to steam the labels off all of the several hundred bottles in her husband‘s prestigious wine collection, so the collection was worthless. The husband hosted ‘What’s that wine?’ dinner parties.
This is my favourite thing about being raised in Africa: we don’t do labels very well; we don’t do this, ‘Oh, you’re a Democrat; oh, you’re a Republican.’ Because we live in the real world.
I thought it was a prank. There is no way six different major labels trying to reach out to me. But it was actually happening.
Oh, I don’t like labels.
Melania rarely wears American labels, with the exception of Ralph Lauren, who created a duplication of a Jackie Kennedy look, which was basically a costume anyway.
I’m not – I’m not going to define people by labels: who’s a real Republican, who’s not a real Republican.
There was a bidding war between Epic Records and Jive – now RCA – which was bittersweet. Just having labels bid over me was really cool, but I ended up going with Jive because it felt better over there, and they have my favorite artists like Usher, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake.
I don’t like labels. For me, saying I’m transgender was just a thing to say because it’s what people want to label me as – a female, who’s a male.
From doing Power Station, it was like, it’s the same guys, but it doesn’t sound like them. When we were in Duran, the labels and management wanted more Duran stuff so they could sell it.
Sure, the labels and publishers get the rights for songs to be remade into a ringtone. So part of what we do is to work with those content owners to make sure that there are rights in place for every piece of content to be made into a ringtone.
I remember at a very early age ringing up record labels I found in the Yellow Pages, and asking them for a record deal.
Basically we just created our own label, but again we just did it to document our own music and create our own thing, so the major labels were just always out of our picture, we’re not interested.
I don’t like labels. I think they conceal more than they reveal, sort of like a bikini.
I’ve never concerned myself with the labels people want to put on you. What matters to me is my own estimation.
I hate labels.
I now believe that major labels can only work with people who care more about fame and money than the quality of the art they produce.
Malcolm Wilson
To be honest, the search for a label was really weird, because some of the labels that you wouldn’t expect to care about stuff like radio formats were the ones that did care. They were like, ‘Yeah, we love this record, but what are we going to play on the radio?’ And I was like, ‘You don’t have bands on the radio.’
The Moody Blues were a blues band, so when we got discovered, we were taken to London. That’s where we started to make it. That’s where the record labels were. That’s where the action was.
In those days the big U.S. labels didn’t have any particular interest in the Latin market.
I think fashion is a lot of fun. I love clothes. More than fashion or brand labels, I love design. I love the thought that people put into clothes. I love when clothes make cultural statements and I think personal style is really cool. I also freely recognize that fashion should be a hobby.
I met Ne-Yo in London. I sang for him and he said, ‘I want to sign you.’ It was amazing – it meant my name was buzzing around the industry and I got to meet lots of different labels.
Conor Maynard
People don’t know how to reach record labels, and a lot of time labels don’t listen to stuff that’s sent in randomly.
I don’t care about the critics. I took a lot of nonsense. I got stuck with silly labels like ‘White Hope.’ What about other guys like Tex Cobb – they never had those labels?
The labels are in a jam. For a company to do well in music now, it’s got to be in all aspects of the business. And Live Nation is the risk-taker. It’s leading the charge.
Guy Oseary
If there is no God, the labels ‘good’ and ‘evil‘ are merely opinions. They are substitutes for ‘I like it’ and ‘I don’t like it.’ They are not objective realities.
You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a people through a partisan prism.
Labels and people didn’t know if i could write original music or anything.
We really shouldn’t be putting a label on size. Fashion is for all, and I think confidence and happiness is more important than dress labels.
We have to be careful about applying criminal labels to people until we’re very sure.
Labels are for cans, not people.
Anthony Rapp
In early days of Live Nation, we really believed it was important to be a direct-to-consumer business, which the labels aren’t and no promoter was at the time. By merging with Ticketmaster, we could we give the artist a direct relationship with the fan.
We have incredible record labels in Australia, but sometimes they have a preconceived idea of how to do things.
We, as a people, we have a strong need to categorize everything. We put labels on everything and it’s a totally understandable need because we are animals and we need to understand order and where to fit in.
Armin van Buuren
Not all my shoes are designer. In terms of clothes, everything is on the same level for me. If I like it, it doesn’t matter if it cost £200 or £2. I’m attracted to things rather than labels.
Cottage cheese is one of our culture‘s most visible symbols of self-denial; marketed honestly, it would appear in dairy cases with warning labels: this substance is self-punitive; ingest with caution.
Labels don’t really impress, it’s the uniqueness and risk in decor that inspire.
I’m always trying to slip out of those labels everyone tries to put round your neck. We all have multiple selves.
If people stop being interested, it’s because you haven‘t written a good enough album. Music will always be the most powerful thing. It doesn’t matter what record labels or journalists say. It’s the song.
How is it that labels like ‘centrist‘ and ‘moderate,’ which common sense tells us should reflect the views of a majority of Americans, have come to be applied to those who represent minority interests and opinions?
You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels.
The Internet might be killing the business for music labels, but it is working well for independent artists. I released my songs online and I got positive response from a lot of people.
In a sense, the music business and I haven’t always been the best of bedfellows. Artists often have to fight their corner. Your music goes through these filters of record labels and media, and you’re hoping you’ll find someone who’ll help you get your work into the world.
I write songs as honestly as I can without worrying about genres or labels. Sometimes I sing, and sometimes I rap, and sometimes I do something in between. I jump around on stage and don’t care too much about how I look. I try to be myself even though I’m still figuring myself out.
Major labels didn’t start showing up really until they smelled money, and that’s all they’re ever going to be attracted to is money-that’s the business they’re in- making money.
Major labels don’t want to take chances on cooler, indie kind of things. People only know, unfortunately, what they’re being spoon-fed.
Erick Morillo
I’m not that interested in labels or litmus tests.
Conservatism is all about surfaces and labels and presentation, and drag says no, we refuse to follow any rules about that.
There were so many different labels coming to me and they just didn’t seem right, but 300… they wanted me bad. It felt like a family.
I never want to promote an ad that makes women feel bad about themselves, because when I was young, I never felt rich enough or fashionable enough or good enough. I felt talked down to by luxury fashion labels. There was a disconnect. They made me feel we weren’t right for each other.
You always hear ‘black Republican,’ but you never hear ‘white Democrat.’ We’ve got to get beyond the labels and stereotypes. Other people have hang-ups about it. I don’t.
I’m sure a majority of farmers do their best to follow safe practices, to read carefully chemical labels, to follow the law, and to try and ensure that they are making both safe and profitable decisions for their business.
I have friends who have a CD mastering plant in Hollywood and they are very sceptical about European record labels’ understanding of digital technology.
Gavin Bryars
I tend to not want to put labels or categories on the music, only because people come with preconceived ideas about what they’re going to hear, or won’t come for this reason.
Humans are the most complicated, nuanced things that exist. We can’t be reduced to labels or summed up with five traits – even if they are the Big Five.
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
Aneurin Bevan
I hate labels; the problem is that if you say you’re one thing, it’s hard for people to imagine you as something else. Music is way more complicated than that.
Bill Frisell
I’m a kid who grew up in an all African-American neighborhood and got into schools and aspired to just be me, and didn’t worry about labels or anything. Just wanted to be a success at what I did.
In the future I think the labels on most pop music are going to go. Everyone keeps jumping into everyone else’s space.
Valerie Simpson
There were a few labels scouting me, but I felt like G.O.O.D. had my best interest at heart. They gave me the freedom to really do what I want, which is to expand my brand, make great music, and find ways to elevate my sound.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
It all started with social media, building a fan base via Tumblr and YouTube, doing covers, and releasing a project with original music. Labels started to peel interest then. It was around the same time I was applying for college.
I do like nice things; we do live in a great house, but I don’t choose my friends by how much money they have or what labels they’re wearing.
Heather Dubrow
Starting my own label was more out of necessity. I’m not going to sit around and wait for labels to come screaming.
Terrorism and extremism bear different names and labels. It uses diverse causes. But in each case, it is driven by distortion of religion and a misguided belief in its power to succeed.
If you’re a priority artist, then you get an amazing amount of exposure and money thrown. If you are more niche, then it’s not necessarily the way forward. If you want Instagram followers and fame, then the major labels are still really great for that.
I think, more than anything, in times of crisis we should be shedding party labels.
For the most part, it’s straight white men running these labels and publishing companies.
It is hard, though, ‘cos record labels love to boss you around. I won’t let them do that anymore.
Buying a matching blouse and skirt from the same store is a crime. A clever mix of chic and cheap hits the jackpot. Know how to mix styles and labels.
Ines de La Fressange
Worldwide is an overused word. But it’s true that being known has given me new ideas and a chance to get to know new people who think in different ways. I want to hear myself referred to as Elie Saab, without labels or titles.
Elie Saab
It harms me when people say I am ‘non-mainstream’ or ‘non-commercial’ actor. I try to fight off such labels.
I hate the idea of labels and saying you are member of one party or another and signing up to all sorts of policies that you don’t have a view on or don’t believe in. Because I’m not a politician, I don’t have to be consistent in what I say and how I behave.
Armando Iannucci
There are people who are genetically made to start record labels, and I’m not one of those people. People just have it in their blood and are good at it. Corey Rusk from Touch and Go and Ian MacKaye. These are people who have made their own labels.
Leaving the record companies tweaked something inside me and I realised I don’t have to deal with labels to make something happen. If I want to meet someone, I don’t have to go through the label – I’ll just go to them. I took my life in my hands and social media has just helped me do that more.
It’s hard to legislate what people eat. People are getting fed up with being told what they can and can’t do. It boils down to personal responsibility. People need to read labels, do their research and act accordingly.
If anything, I’m the most hesitant to bring on a label. That terrifies me. I think people believe major labels are linked to success. They’re absolutely not that.
Labels are irrelevant. It’s the results.
It’s horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn’t bring them the happiness they think it will.
There’s definitely some sort of dissent brewing between labels, publishing companies and artists. A lot of it has to do with older licensing schemes.
I’m sad for younger bands that don’t have a home that they know they can go to, like the twenty-five labels that used to be around that they know they can hang their hat and know that they’ll give ’em three, four, five albums to develop.
The hard left labels anyone who challenges it ‘divisive.’ The leftists live in a world where everyone is free to look different but must think the same. I don’t play their game. I threaten them and their narrative. That’s why they slap the ‘divisive’ label and attempt to dismiss me. It’s not going to work – not on me.
Georgians aren’t interested in labels or affiliation, they’re interested in solutions. And that begins by making Washington smaller and America bigger!
There’s a lot of one-hit wonders and a lot of come-and-go artists and even the labels give up on you after a couple years.
To me, Jungle Kitty is a frame of mind where you don’t apologize for who you are. You’re very ferocious, you’re a free spirit, you’re outgoing. You don’t conform to labels. It’s really that side of me… she’s so regal and she’s so royal.
Everybody who labels themselves a ‘nerd‘ isn’t some giant person locked in a cubbyhole who’s never seen the opposite sex. Especially with the way the Internet is now, I think that definition is getting a little more diffuse.
I was seeing on the ground floor that labels weren’t investing in females, and it trickled upward because I was in radio with none to play. I know that I can’t change today, but what I can do is work on the culture for tomorrow.
Okay, let’s talk about cartoon labels for half a secondsome people think anything with a dog or a car or a colorful alien is garbage, which is not true. Look at Big Moose Red. It’s, like, a $6 wine with a cheesy label, and it’s actually a solid wine.
Food is art and science. So, you take something out, you have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels.
I don’t care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
At heart I’ve always been a music fan. That part of me has never changed since I was a little kid, sitting in a room watching a record go round, looking at the colour of the labels.
As we grow up, we’re constantly defining ourselves. In my case: Caucasian, male, born in Iowa, live in Boston, Zen Buddhist, good at learning languages. With countless labels, I build up this creation I call my self.
Major labels don’t play with samples not being cleared.
Mike Dean
Putting labels on entire groups of people makes things much simpler. If all New Yorkers are pushy, or all politicians are dishonest, we don’t have to do the hard work of figuring out who’s who.
For me, I love to dream big, and I love to find ways to be a bit of an explorer. These days, it seems like everything is padded and comes with warning labels.
I was very much not a follower of labels in school. If anything, I was labeled ‘uncool.’
Meaghan Jette Martin
Labels don’t mean anything to me. I’m trying to play as passionately as I’m able to. If they want to call that cool, that’s fine. Just spell the name right, is the formula.
Lee Konitz
A lot of people have tried to put labels on me, but right now I’m focused on being Kristi Noem and getting my message out to South Dakotans.
Kristi Noem
I wanted to stay independent because I figured there was no way I was going to be able to have control to create the type of music I want. I was basically ignoring a lot of labels.
I don’t like labels, but I do have blue eyes and I’m soulful, so what am I going to do?
Robin Thicke
We had labels offering us deals the first year we formed – 1995 – but we were afraid of them going, ‘Let’s change this and that.’ We had labels telling us to get rid of our singer. I look back sometimes and go, ‘Imagine if we had done that-what a shame it would have been?’
I hate record labels. They think they know everything. I want to hear them try to sing it.
Labels and classifications of any type are not law, nor are they written in stone. It’s up to us to be aware of this and confront it and break through it by doing things that shock and surprise people because they thought we could never achieve at that level.
A lot of people are trying to get me to go solo. It’s just a thing I have to deal with a lot. Record labels are always trying to get me to go solo.
Labels fund things and have resources for you to use. But just because you sign doesn’t mean you sign yourself away so they can then tell you what to do. You need to have a plan yourself before they do.
It’s sad, the enslavement of the black underclass to designer labels – we’re an age that cares more about Versace than Vermeer.
I’m a Hollywood pinhead; I don’t know about political labels.
I’ve gone through a lot of ‘nos’ from record labels but I’ve built a great team along the way and that’s the best thing you can have – people around you who believe in you and drive you forward.
I’ve always ignored the labels people put on things.
I hate labels.
I help with everything. My wife and I are a team. I pack my son’s lunches, and she takes him to baseball practice when I gotta go train. It’s hand-in-hand. There are no labels on our chores.
I love the road. That’s always been my goal. I’ve said that to many record labels. I want to make records. The road is my favorite. Some people hate the road, I love the road.
The pressure is only from the producers and the labels. No composer, no singer would ever want to sing a remix.
You’re not a combination of all your labels. You just are.
And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with don’t really tell the story; Progressive, Art Rock, Noise Music, Downtown – it ends up being a struggle to stay out of debates that other people are having around you.
Fred Frith
Labels need to work with artists to help them achieve their best work, not to jam records out that are half-baked or three-quarters baked.
I don’t put labels on myself.
When our video of ‘Smooth Criminal’ came out, suddenly we started getting all kinds of offers. We were getting calls from TV shows like ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ and from record labels.
Open your refrigerator, your freezer, your kitchen cupboards, and look at the labels on your food. You’ll find ‘natural flavor‘ or ‘artificial flavor’ in just about every list of ingredients. The similarities between these two broad categories are far more significant than the differences.
So So Def has been one of the most successful and consistent labels in the game in the last 10 years.
We pushed our first record, ‘Boomerang,’ to different labels, but it was hard for them to see though the ‘white guys singing R&B’ thing.
Sixty felt like a big landmark. Not in a dreadful sense, but none of the other birthdays have bothered me. It’s got labels on it – OAP, retirement – and I just wanted to take stock. I wanted to be in my greenhouse at home and at least give myself the opportunity of not working again.
Equal Vision seems to be doing really well. A lot of these major labels are just imploding and becoming indie labels, anyway.
Vic Fuentes
I try to shy away from labels and focus on the issues.
Doing the eco-accessory thing doesn’t have to mean giving up designer labels. In fact, quite the opposite.
I don’t like labels. I have always fought against that as a stand-up.
When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had been sold and the music industry had changed a lot. I didn’t understand how to make records for big labels. I was waiting for a new kind of record label to emerge.
I was always looking to record, but how much I actually pursued it was another thing. The major labels weren’t that interested in me, and the smaller labels didn’t have any money to do anything.
Dan Hicks
What’s even more unsettling is the way these people hide what they’re doing from the public. They strip the labels off miracle wheat when they ship it, for instance, and say, ‘Watch out. Don’t plant too much and don’t depend on it too much.’
I think we use a lot of words and labels when trying to describe people: ones with autism, ones without autism. In general, I think that labeling people is a major issue, and people don’t understand the power of language.
I got fed up with the idea of partnering with labels on a major scale because of how they have to deliver things. They get gun-shy.
I think labels have been used alot during this election process to divide people, and at this point in time we really need people to come together, and be their own person, come with their own suggestions, and really solve the problems that we have facing this country.
Kristi Noem
I know that often times a lot of people who work in music, whether they be labels and so on or even artists, want personal recognition. We want to be recognized for something, for what we did. I’d rather my song be recognized for what it’s doing and that’s important. It’s not so important how many people know me.
I was having a lot of mixed feelings about the independent world as well as the label world. I feel like I’ve been in the game a long time, and you know, when it come to labels not seeing a fella being around the last five years, it’s like, it’s hard to convince them what I can do.
After coming from a major label, I realized the entire business has been decimated, and you can’t look to labels to try to figure it out because they don’t even use the technology, and they’re oblivious to how people consume music these days.
One of the reasons I started Tzadik, which is my own label, is to keep things in print. I got tired of labels dropping things out of print when they don’t sell.
There are just as many dirt bags in independent music as there are in major labels.
I had seen other comic friends of mine go to indie labels. Like David Cross and Pat Oswald went to Subpop, and Subpop didn’t make total sense for me, but the metal version of that did. So I made a small list with Metal Blade, Prosthetic and couple of other labels, and Relapse was one of them.
We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.
Geoffrey Holder
Mark Twain had a way of telling stories that shifts your consciousness away from labels.
You know, the European record labels always say, ‘We want 12 songs and then we want bonus songs,’ and you’re going, ‘What for? Why?’ That’s not a record.
Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general.
I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.
You can tell when someone is driven by labels. If something is couture, they think it’s important and wear it and sometimes make a terrible fashion mistake. People are shocked that I know so little about designers.
People at the record labels were like, ‘We don’t want to sign you, you’re girls’ – sexist, ridiculous nonsense.
I devour books. But for the longest time, I refused to pay attention to genre or labels.
Alison Tyler
The problem is that resuscitating old labels doesn’t work anymore. I think it is very important to give hope to a new generation of designers, so that one day they really can put their own names out there.
Giambattista Valli
I like being signed because you have the support system. It’s all about the growth and labels give you that support you need.
That’s what we were exploring on ‘Larry Sanders’ – the human qualities that have brought us to where we are now in the world: the addiction to needing more and wanting more and talking more. We were examining the labels put on success – is it successful to be on TV every day, to be famous, to have a paycheck?
I am tired of the constant demonizing of people via political labels.
I am excited to bring elements of my lifestyle to the masses with the Rich Gang, and with Lil Wayne to be able to share the feel of our labels with the YMCMB Apparel brand.
I wouldn’t call my work Modernist. I would rust if I try to think about labels. I’d feel like the Tin Man in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
I completely understand why labels would be a little bit hesitant to sign somebody coming off of a television show, in their first glance.
Some people want to call me an Appalachian writer, even though I know some people use regional labels to belittle.
I know it is common nowadays for artists to start labels but this is a thoroughly constructed vehicle for inspired talent. This is a market that we’ve been living, breathing and eating for our entire lives – one where a huge void currently exists. Favored Nations is a long-term commitment.
I’m sick of all these labels and these manufactured subdivisions of music that don’t even exist. And even though I’m pierced myself, I’m sick of everyone equating body piercing with musical courage. If you ask me, it takes a lot more than that.
Trevisan is one of the few Paso Robles producers to recognize the potential of the region’s old-vine Zinfandel, which he blends with Syrah and Mourvedre and labels with fanciful names such as Problem Child, the Outsider and Cherry Red.
Binaries aside, we are the products of our relationships with our identitiescities we have built, bodies we have embraced, kindred souls we’ve cherished, our memories, our dreams, the fears we hide, the pain we hold – identities that cannot be reduced to a collection of labels.
I used to cold call labels and pretend I was one of their artist’s attorneys. I’d say, ‘This is Jay-Z’s attorney, we need to speak with Craig Kallman,’ you know, owner of Atlantic, and they’d say, ‘Right away,’ and then I’d be like, ‘Please just listen to my demo tape!’
Both labels are super awesome, with super awesome people who want to get stuff done. The biggest difference is that Sub Pop is already established, but working with Burger seems like we’re part of something. They’re growing, and I’m growing with them. They’re my friends, and we’re doing it together.
I never used to get calls from artists or labels, but once you have a top 20 hit, you start getting them.
I’ve never been told to do anything. I’ve never been hurried along by anybody – the kind of so-called ‘pressure’ of record labels doesn’t really exist in my case.
Artists have so much more control of their futures – they don’t need to rely so much on major labels or big companies to help them. You have artists like Skrillex that can dominate so much that he gets 5 Grammy nominees, and he’s clearly an underground artist.
I’ve pretty much run the circle of labels and dealing with that whole kind of battle, because you’re the one creating the music, but you’re not the final say. That’s always been hard.
People like to think of you as a certain person, or a certain type of person, and they do love to give you a label. We like luggage labels, and we like people labels.
I’ve been DJing since before I could read the labels on the records.
As an adult and a parent, when I’m not acting, I’m not acting. I’m being a parent, and I’m on the school run, and I’m sewing labels onto socks. That’s what I’m doing.
I don’t disown feminism, but I don’t believe in such labels.
I know there are some labels that put out music for art’s sake, but I don’t know which ones.
Sometimes magnificent visual art takes root in the humblest of soils. Advertisements painted on old barns, tattoos, fruit crate labels, hot rod embellishments – all these media and many other non-galleried forms have hosted and fostered esthetic delights that satisfy any rigorous definition of art.
Dudes like me, where I’m from with my sound, don’t get signed! It ain’t like labels in and out of Detroit and it’s a guarantee and I got talent that everybody sees.
I think it’s harder for R&B to break in England because the radio and labels don’t really know what to do with R&B music.
Oh, I love labels, as long as they are numerous. I’m an American writer. I’m a Nigerian writer. I’m a Nigerian American writer. I’m an African writer. I’m a Yoruba writer. I’m an African American writer.
When I got my record deal at Atlantic, at the time, ‘indie’ wasn’t a style of music: it was a kind of label. And I think, eventually, the bands that ended up on those labels began to be branded as ‘indie bands,’ and then it became a genre.
I want to show that you can be just as amazing as labels and compete as a business and work as a business even though you’re an artist.
I’ve always found that whatever you say about indie rock, it is the most inclusive genre or title for anything. It doesn’t pin you down too much, like other labels would. It’s just newer, it has less baggage. I’m happy to be in that category.
I’m recording another demo for another batch of record labels that we’ll shop it around to.
Ahmed Best
I heard during our label-searching that some labels hire statisticians instead of A&R people. They’ll reach out to the bands that will statistically perform best monetarily instead of going out to shows and having an opinion on which music is good or bad.
I think the record industry has gotten to be more about labels wondering what the new single is rather than labels nurturing artists. It’s gotten away from making a full album of music that someone would want to listen to all the way through.
If I were to put labels on demonetization, it would be transparency and traceability.
I always knew I wanted to create original material, and after having meetings with all sorts of record labels, I decided that Sony was the right place to do it. They knew what I wanted to make and gave me the freedom to express myself.
I’m tired of labels. This is my label right here: El Cucuy.
I would say, people use labels all the time, but I’m kind of a traditional Catholic: Personally, I’m opposed to abortion, and personally, I’m opposed to the death penalty.
As far as being on a major label, some labels get it and get what they have to do, and some labels don’t. I don’t think the label I’m on necessarily gets it, but I think over time they’re gonna have to.
In this industry, all the heads of labels are men, but every artist has to prove themselves, regardless of their sex. I have always been very vocal about the women sticking together.
I don’t care about labels or anything.
It’s weird to get gifted things as an actress because it usually happens when you’ve made a movie, and you can finally afford something, and then these fashion labels give it to you for free.
There are some artists who are doing some good music, especially those who are independent, but with labels, I say that I get the feeling of selling soaps.
I don’t agree with the way labels are set up. I don’t agree that anyone should sign 360 deals or sign away their publishing or take most of the infrastructure that’s included in a formal deal.
As soon as we stop trying to put boxes and labels to every relationship and dynamic, we’ll be so much more liberated and at peace.
I like picking up accessories as and when I see something I like – whether its from my travels on the streets of a foreign country or more mainstream labels like Accessorize.
SoundCloud took a community-first approach to building its business, prioritizing finding artists to post on its service over making deals with music labels to license their music, the approach taken by Spotify.
Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.