The boycott of Pure Noise Records: a tricky situation

by Joel Funk • 2 years ago

Written by Joel Funk

Yes, we are aware of the horrid circumstances surrounding Pure Noise Records and two musicians that were briefly associated with the label. I published my stance on the constant, disheartening rally of support for the musicians in a piece called “Let’s Talk: He’s a goody guy, he would never – Rape Culture in 2015.” 

I’ve seen a lot of people call for a Boycott of Pure Noise Records. I admire the tenacity. However, there are bands and artists on this label that I love and support, and their only means of exit would be to break up and reform. Nobody wants that. I will continue to post about certain bands on the label, and I will be including a link to this very page before the “Keep Reading” of each and every post associated with Pure Noise Records. 

I want to be clear: I am not apologizing or advocating for Pure Noise Records. These circumstances are horrid and I would love to see the bands I love move on to another label of some sort. Alas, only so much can change. 

Each post that I make regarding bands signed to this label will contain the following disclaimer (or something similar).

Attention: In light of recent controversy, you can read about why we’ve chosen to not boycott Pure Noise Records here.

Because of that, I will be including a link to this post on all future articles in which we discuss Pure Noise or the bands associated with the label. Below is, once again, a link that provides an incredible resource. A page with the definition and examples of PROPER CONSENT. As in what it means and what it looks/sounds like.

What is consent?

Consent is never implied and cannot be assumed, even in the context of a relationship. Just because you are in a relationship does not mean that you have permission to have sex with your partner

I would like to once again thank the University of Georgia for this article. You can read the rest of “Consent Is Sexy” here