Ian Nilsen out of hip online label BritishPopSongs is having an inability to keep quiet for a moment and is having none of it if he’s told to slow down a bit.
“You Know, there is so much fun to have in the music business right and it’s only going to more and more. All the bad things about the business that i hated before slowly seems to disappear in front of us, and isn’t that just great?
Just read an article about how labels is fighting their corner to keep copyrights for bands they signed in 1978, because some US law came in at that time and limited the period they could keep the copyright was 35 years! Today we do as we like, very much and i’m so grateful that we can. Years ago we even had to sign agreements when we sat down to puzzle with songs even before hitting the first note”
It’s an odd situation for many record people out there, because many does indeed get quite exposed now, because they never were good at much, and just hang about changing jobs all the times, where all the poor people they signed was left behind with bad deals.
Of course they were ( and are ) good record people too, so what probably happens right now is that the good ones stay put.
“The one that i learned quickly” , Ian says, “is that you eventually only got yourself and your close network around to really count on in the end, so when the going gets tough, you must be able to sort things out by yourself. And the only way you can get to the core of it all, is by having full control over your career and hold all rights to your material”
Ian is label manager at BritishPopSongs, an online label that releases records at a fast pace and that is one of the ones to look out for here in the second half of 2011.