My time with EMI was hassle free, and in many ways I didn't have worries or responsibilities. Unfortunately, as we all understand, a lack of responsibility goes hand in hand with a lack of power. The biggest advantage with running your own ship is that you are more in control. In a way this makes things tougher because you have only yourself to rely on. You also have yourself to blame if things don't happen according to plan.

The positive aspect is that you have the power to change this, and you may alter your course as you see fit, rather than watching other people make the moves for you. The changing musical environment means that for artists like myself, there are less advantages in being with a large record company.

I am a little apprehensive but also very excited about the future. Most importantly I feel a great sense of freedom - a priceless commodity for any artist

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