oh, you read that the wrong way.
"'m not saying that a label doesn't have a right to reinvent themselves and grow-up and still release quality music they believe in. That's one of the main reasons I brought up Vagrant as an example earlier."
earlier in the post I talked about Vagrant changing their demographic to an extent.
I was defending them. Just saying a label, the fan who started it, has a right to shift their musical tastes as long as the music is good. Vagrant still puts out GOOD music. I've heard from numerous bands about a few labels who have signed bands because the band will just "make them money" and I'm not okay with that. If they are stoked on that band, subjectivity aside, that's fine, I'm all for it. If they're not, and it's just to make financial gain - I think that's bullshit all around.
I'm not calling out any label in particular, and I don't plan to, they know who they are if they're doing this. The point is, a label should be a community of musicians that believe in each other and feed off of each others talents. The person in charge of putting out their music should believe in them in return.
best example. I don't like Falling in Reverse. I think Brett does. He believes in him. Though we don't agree, I know he backs that band pretty hard. I have no problem with that. Do I like the music, will I support it? No. Does that I mean I give up on Epitaph? No.