I don't think labels are as important as results.
For Nirvana, putting out their first major-label record was like getting into a new car. But the runaway success was like suddenly discovering that the car was a Ferrari and the accelerator pedal was Krazy Glued to the floorboard.
The potential success that could come with signing with a major label didn't quite outweigh how important it was for me to make my music the way I knew it needed to be made.
We were signed to a label that wanted us to remain little girls who appealed to other little girls, who were cute and non-threatening.
A lot of labels are hiring a lot more accountants than people that know music.
When people warn me about someone - the label head or the publishing head - that somebody is difficult, I'm in heaven.