Today, with the way things are going with the music industry, major record labels are discovering that by their own design, their way of doing business is changing. Many artists are taking a more active role in presenting themselves directly to their audiences with what they feel best represents them. Instead of record executives making decisions for them, having business minded artists controlling the creative aspects of making and releasing their music is returning the focus of the music business back to where it should be...on the music. At the same time it is putting the business of music back into the hands of those who deserve to be in that position and are passionate about what they are doing.
The music industry has a long history of mistreating artists. Artists have been and are being taken advantage of, whether fully realized or not, it is morally reprehensible and in some cases even criminal. And what major record label executives do not understand or have forgotten is that without the artists who write and perform the music, there would be no "music business".
This disproportionately exploitative practice has become so rampant that it's now to the point where artists have finally realized that sometimes signing a "deal" with a major label is no deal and that they are better off doing it themselves and keeping all of a little, rather than being given a little of a lot. In the long run artists are better off managing their business themselves while keeping their options open to fair and reasonable representation and compensation elsewhere, where mutually beneficial and proportional partnerships can be established for all involved.
Hence, the creation of Badapple Records...
In this day and age, we understand what it takes to realize a dream and hope to be instrumental in enabling artists to express themselves and to help facilitate the recording, producing and releasing of their music, without them being taken advantage of. We believe in realizing ones dreams and not having to forfeit your future to do so.
We appreciate how much time, energy and hard work it takes for an artist to create, develop and perfect their craft...in almost all cases it takes years of dedication and sacrifice. We feel it's only fair that artists receive fair and proportionate distribution of what they generate.
Our goal is to help in this process of producing and releasing the best music that an artist is capable of creating which in their best interest will utimately be giving listeners and audiences what they want to hear.
We're here for everyone's benefitů