Mr. Notes and I often joke around saying that AG One really started as concept for an album, and grew into being a lucrative business venture. Now, in no way did I declared my mission to be that of trying to emulate a Motown — that is a staple in music history.
…There is a lot to learn from Berry Gordy and how he built his indie label into a music empire. How their sound is so special that no one has yet come close to replicating it proves that there was more than music being made — they set precedents which became standards for them, standards that many artist spend a career trying to attain, or live up to.
I’d have to say that at this point in my career I’ve really started to look up to, and am attempting to learn from, Berry Gordy and Motown. The way he built his empire from nothing, started a music revolution and made a strong presence as an Indie label..and not only did he manage the business aspect of the music game, but he was also on the creative team as a song writer, too.