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Win Butler Blasts The Major Label Music Industry In New Interview

The Arcade Fire frontman also spoke on Tidal and earning their place at the top.

September 20, 2015
Win Butler Blasts The Major Label Music Industry In New Interview Jeff Schear / Getty Images

In a new interview with The Independent, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler had some harsh words for the major label system. When asked about the struggle of Jay Z's streaming service Tidal (which Butler and his wife Régine Chassagne were a part of launching), he blamed the majors for blowing it. “They dictated that Tidal has to cost $20,” he said. “The major label music industry has completely ruined every aspect of their business. At every step of the way they’ve had the tools offered to them to create an industry that works, and they’ve completely blown it. That’s why we never had any interest in signing a contract with one of these companies because they’re clearly completely clueless.”

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Butler also spoke on why they decided to involve themselves with the company in the first place, and what he hopes Arcade Fire's legacy will be in the years to come. Read the full interview here.

Win Butler Blasts The Major Label Music Industry In New Interview