Joan Jett: Hit-Maker And Record Label Founder
Blackheart Records to Release Greatest Hits CD/DVD in August
Looking forward into 2008, Blackheart will release a Joan Jett Greatest Hits CD/DVD package, due out in August, along with a Blackheart debut album from Seattle’s The Cute Lepers.
Today, many artists have steered away from major record labels, releasing their music independently. For Joan Jett it was a necessity over 25 years ago, one that broke down barriers for women in the music industry and established her as a worldwide superstar, still independent and stronger than ever.
Says Jett, “It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Blackheart Records started out of the trunk of my car, when 28 labels rejected my album ‘I Love Rock n Roll.’ With all other options exhausted, my partner and I decided to press up our own records, and just do it our way. 28 years later, we are still doing it our way, creating music and releasing up and coming bands that have both integrity and passion. Blackheart has turned into an entity all its own, and I’m proud to be able to help deliver music that is both full of integrity and passion.”
Joan Jett’s classic video for “Bad Reputation” is an inspiring mini documentary on how and why Blackheart Records was started by her and producer Kenny Laguna.
Watch below and stay tuned for more from Joan Jett and Blackheart Records in 2008.