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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I don't think it's necessarily a compromise to move away from purity - which is a distinction I'd like to make here. I don't think that having pure values is necessarily a good thing because you just can't predict how you'll affect the world. Maybe pure values helps you build a brilliant community from the inside, maybe impure ones create a gateway to the pure one for people who wouldn't have had access otherwise. Ultimately I suspect there isn't a generalisable answer to this question and it'll depend on your very specific situation. What communities do you already have access to, what are your band member's needs, how mainstreamable is the music you enjoy playing, things like this.

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Bells_On_Sunday wrote

I think that's a good measured response but there's another side of course. Major record labels are owned by the same corporations that manufacture arms and fuck the world over in general. If you don't share their values, why work for their profits? You've got a choice about being part of something like that just like you've got a choice about whether or not to work for a bank. Given the existence of the Internet there's absolutely no need to anyway.