Rumors have been circulating about Century Media Records selling to a major label. When the news broke, label founder Robert Kampf wasn’t saying much, but in a recent interview with Metal Sucks, Kampf is pretty vocal about the labels direction.
“[The sale is] something that I’ve been mulling for a long time — whether or not I’m 100% convinced that it’s the right step. I feel at this point extremely comfortable with what is going to happen, and I think it will be successful, and I think the timing is very good as well.
I feel very confident that we’ll remain strong, remain independent, and actually grow the company. Rather than saying that I’m tired of this and getting out of it… it’s quite the opposite. I’m actually pumped and looking forward to this new chapter being written.”
Metal Sucks is saying, “Kampf expects to have a deal completed by the middle of 2015,” so change is coming, which we covered in our recent, “Headbangers Brawl: The pros and cons of Century Media being acquired” feature. And while not tipping his hand about which major label Century Media may sell to, he says that going with Warner Bros., “would be starting from scratch.”