People ask me all the time, “Angela, why did you write the book?” It is quite simple.
I am a Southern Woman, through and through.
That means that I will do all in my power to be nice to you, even if you don’t deserve it. It also means I will be truthful; bluntly so if required (Are you sure you want me to answer that question?), or politely so when needed (Bless your heart.)
And yet to my very marrow, I cannot back down from a fight when it is brought to my door.
Especially if behind that door I have guests. My current guests are refugees: Refugees from the music business who have no options. Refugees who were promised. Refugees who were forced out by those broken promises. Refugees who want to build a new land for themselves. That new land is called “The Land of the DIY/Indie.”
Every genre has these refugees. I didn’t want this fight, but damn it all if I’ll back down from it. Southern women are known for having iron fists in velvet gloves. So, I’ll apply the velvet first and give you opportunity to back down, apologize, change your way, but if you don’t…
Be prepared for the consequences of having to answer for your actions by losing business as the refugees abandon your country.
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