Ghost Drop Label Mandated B.C. From Their Name (Week In Review)
Ghost's 'Nameless Ghouls' tells the website, "The thing was there was never a lawsuit. It was basically, I have to just explain myself after I hang one institution out to dry here and that was not our real label, but the bigger umbrella version of our label. Unfortunately in the legal world in general, and it's not an anti-American thing, but especially in America where people are so conscious about not being sued, obviously all corporations are extremely conscious about not getting sued.
"So the big major label, specifically, had a policy that said that every artist they sign must own their own name. Obviously we don't have exclusive rights to our band name because it's a word so commonly used. There are so many brands that have the word 'ghost' that I think it's almost un-ownable, in a way, unless it's more specific. So it was basically a demand from the label that we added something."
He also explained what the B.C. stood for, "What we found least irritating was that if it was something short for something else. We added the B.C. 'Because of Copyright' or, obviously, 'Before Christ.'
"We wanted people to still focus on Ghost. Unfortunately that leaked over into the promotional side too just because they tagged everything 'Ghost B.C.' everyone started calling it that." He continues - here.