The boycott of Pure Noise Records: a tricky situation
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).
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