Guetta: "I won't make €1 out of my electronic label"

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Onstage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last month, dance music mogul David Guetta revealed his plans to go back to his roots with a new electronic label. “This is the first track on the label,” he announced as his collaboration with Nicky Romero, Metropolis, kicked in. With Creamfields just around the corner, inthemix got on the phone to Guetta this morning to hear about the new venture and where it fits into his business empire.

“The label that I’m starting – it’s not a business,” Guetta told inthemix firmly. “It’s just an electronic label. I’ve been proposed the idea of starting my own label many times over the years by every major company on the planet almost but that’s not what I wanted to do. This is just for fun, it’s not for making money. I’m not going to make even one Euro out of it.”

The DJ also added that the imprint will be a pop-star-free zone. “The idea of this label is to just release electronic beats and nothing that can go to radio or sell lots of records,” he said. “It’s for Beatport only. I love making records that cross over but I’m going backwards with this label. Everything has become so big with electronic music that I think it’s time for me to do some smaller projects.”




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ry44nn

ry44nn said on the 13th Apr, 2012

he does have a brain in that head

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 13th Apr, 2012

the damage has been done cunt

justo87

justo87 said on the 13th Apr, 2012

interesting, hopefully something decent can come out of it... lets just wait n see tho how long it lasts until Flo Rida pops up on one of the tracks...

gedwashere91

gedwashere91 said on the 13th Apr, 2012

nek minnit, Nicki Minaj collabs released on beatport. fml

jbgillet

jbgillet said on the 13th Apr, 2012

Good on him for going back to his roots and doing something that will truly be great for EDM !

yannicklrr

yannicklrr said on the 13th Apr, 2012

I have to admit he did produce quality electro tracks a few years ago.

rdalt13

rdalt13 said on the 13th Apr, 2012

and then mainstream kids will be on beatport, screwing around with the 'votes' for top 10's

ProjectwJs

ProjectwJs said on the 13th Apr, 2012

Will.i.am presents Will.i.are

slackas

slackas said on the 13th Apr, 2012

Ah, this is good news. DG has some decent tracks in the piles of garbage, this will only balance it more, if only a little.

josh_goods

josh_goods said on the 13th Apr, 2012

he probably just made this timely comment so that maaaaybe a few more people stay for guetta and don't run off to another stage

special ed

special ed said on the 13th Apr, 2012



lucky, cause i wont spend €1 on your electronic label

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 13th Apr, 2012

This is definitely all part of the plan.. they don't call him the grinning frenchman for nothing - and SlicyDicer is bang on the money .. especially driving his point home by calling guetta a cunt.

baseade

baseade said on the 13th Apr, 2012

just a little more love was a quality tune - some of those and he could be on to a good thing!

slatts69

slatts69 said on the 13th Apr, 2012

lol Slicy! It'd be easy to run a label and not make any money when you get a million dollars a gig!

IZME

IZME said on the 13th Apr, 2012

Kudos to Guetta for giving it a go

beaumont_music

beaumont_music said on the 13th Apr, 2012

rdalt13 - yeah cause beatport is so underground, especially the top ten.

annajay

annajay said on the 14th Apr, 2012

Nice for DG not to make money from his label but what about up and coming artists who might like to make a career out of their music?

elryo

elryo said on the 14th Apr, 2012

Will be interesting to hear what he comes out with on the label. Hopefully its a return to his 2009 and earlier style.

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 14th Apr, 2012

beatoffport is hardly underground

Justin_m23

Justin_m23 said on the 14th Apr, 2012

So where do you purchase your hip underground music DTrancer?

LunarCat

LunarCat said on the 14th Apr, 2012

Interesting. I hope something good really comes out of it in the end. Not sure if I want to jump on the smiling optimistic wagon right away, but this seems okay.. I guess. A man's gotta have his hobbies!

asadi

asadi said on the 15th Apr, 2012

"the damage has been done cunt" haha
good to see him trying to regain some credibility after FUCKING ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN THE ASS.

Bombalia

Bombalia said on the 15th Apr, 2012

Kudos to him for going back to his roots, yes it's only because he's one of the best paid artists in the industry but I think it's great that he recognises he should give something back!

SANDSLASH

SANDSLASH said on the 15th Apr, 2012

DREAMING IS FLAVOURED

benii

benii said on the 16th Apr, 2012

#3 on Beatport already, explain how he plans to not make $1 from it?

rickshaw_boy

rickshaw_boy said on the 16th Apr, 2012

nek minnit, Nicki Minaj collabs released on beatport. fml great%u3002%u3002

Wowk

Wowk said on the 18th Apr, 2012

How does he plan not to make money from it? Short of giving every single cent from each sale to charity, he will make money. He just became even more of a douche.