Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Ms. Jackson Considering Going Indie?....
It looks like Indie is the new route as of lately, "indie", is a term used to describe independence from major commercial record labels and an autonomous, "Do-It-Yourself" approach to recording and publishing.
During an interview with "The Mirror", Janet Jackson explained that many labels are throwing themselves at her be she is indeed weighing her options on taking the "Indie Route"
"All the major labels have called and they want to sit down and talk about me signing," she told The Mirror.
"But I need to figure out if that's the route I want to take or if I want to do something more independent."
She added that she is still weighing her options to decide what would be best for her career.
"The latter might be better, where I'd be able to call the shots when creating my own album. I haven't decided," she explained.
In the late 80's Seattle based Sub Pop Records was at the center of the grunge scene. In the late 1990s and into the 2000s as the advent of mp3 files & digital download sites such as Apple's iTunes changed the recording industry, an Indie Neo-soul scene soon emerged from the urban Underground soul scenes of London, NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago & L.A., primarily due to commercial Radio & the major label's biased focus on the marketing, promotion & Airplay of Pop & Hip Hop music during this period. Independent Labels such as Dome Records & Expansion Records in the U.K. and Ubiquity Records in the U.S. and a plethora of others around the world as well as various "online stores" such as www.dustygroove.com, www.soultracks.com, etc, support the Nu soul movement of going "Indie" today so I think this would be a absolutely great move for Janet moving forward...especially if she gets a hit under her belt...