Hi everyone! First of all, I would like to appologize, it's almost half an year since I've been active... Been rather busy with several things, and I haven't got the time to catch up with the forum... But, it's not lack of interest, so don't worry, sooner or later I'll be back to my normal activity around, and I have some exciting news to share (not too much about Hayley, though, but also some about her).
Well, for now I wanted to ask your opinion about somethning... Some of you may remember my friend Andrea, who is fastly becoming a local star within the Catalan Jazz music. I've been more or less aware that some big labels have recently been interested in Andrea, and today I caught Andrea's father talking with a friend photographer about which one could be better for Andrea, they were mentioning EMI and Universal and comparing them. Thinking of Hayley's experience, I told them that Universal seemed a quite good option, and in terms of artistical freedom, they seemed quite reasonable. However, I am not an expert and I know some of you have a little deeper understandcing of the music industry and recording labels than me.
So, what do you think? For a young and promising jazz artist like Andrea (she is sixteen), which label would you recommend? EMI, Universal or another one? The aim would be to develop a successful and balanced career, that would permit her to finish her school and pursue her musical studies with a certain degree of artistical freedom.