Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Explains The Advantages of Independence
Elliott tells My Global Mind: "As soon as we were out of with our deal with Universal we did everything in-house - everything. We do our own artwork, distribution deals, we write and record our own songs, we record our own live stuff, we organise it all. It's not difficult to do; all you need is a bit of knowledge."
He argues there's no guarantee that a major label will hire the best people for the job to work for a band. "Doing it this way, we can pick and choose people that are really good," he says."
And he believes it's cheaper too: "The label pay you a miserly little fee for delivering a record because, supposedly, they have the infrastructure and all that stuff. If you actually think about it you can do it yourself - you get people to work for you, you pay them to do it, and paying them to do a good job is a lot less than paying the record company." more on this story
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