04 April 2007

Sage Advice From Dick Dale: Run Screaming From Record Companies

In this interview, the legendary Dick Dale tells it like it is, Steve Albini-style.

Don’t sign with a label, don’t sign with a record company; because the minute you sign you will lose all the rights to your music. And you will never see a dime. Build up your following by continuously playing; save up your money and record your own stuff on your own CDs, and learn to market yourself.

He goes on to explain the Ani Difranco business plan quite persuasively. “And that’s the reason why the system hates Dick Dale.”

Currently listening to: “Ouch” from Meg Nem Sa by Hilmar Jensson


  1. I pulled this version of the Dick dale interview because people were posting it and failing to give me credit for my creation. Is it too much to ask, to properly give credit
    to the person who created and provided it free of charge to the general public? Please, in the future, when you find a video that you want to post to your page, do your research and give the proper credit where it is due. Every artist deserves credit for their creations. I am aware that this may be a little too late, (19,000 hits+), and this is another lesson that I had to learn, but I am not a total ass. I am reposting this video for the public, but this time I signed it. Thank you for

    Here's the new link:


  2. Anyone who followed the link to YouTube would find that it was posted by you, because anyone can always follow the link from the video page to your profile page. What more credit do you want? It’s not like you’re Dick Dale.