Originally Posted by jonescrusher
My point about major label interference is more in the context of 'making it big', ie. that tiny minority of bands that get national/international promotion. I guess that's why many indy labels continue to exist - it's a reasonable choice for an artist to accept less money/exposure and retain artistic integrity by signing to an indy.
For me retaining artistic integrity with my band is of the utmost of importance. I think again of Pantera. They did retain artistic integrity their whole major label career (from cowboays from hell all the way through to reinventing the steel) and they were huge. This is my goal as well. I want to learn how to do these things.