The Huffington Post recently conducted an extensive interview of Steve Angello covering all sorts of subjects like the breakup of SHM, answering the critics of his DJ'ing skills (kinda), and big business invading EDM.
I have the weirdest calls every single day from big Fortune 500 companies who want to come and get involved. And I'm like "how?" They will tell me they just want to "get into the EDM space." But they'll be, like, selling trimmers. "But you have a beard!" Yeah but, what do you want me to do? Shave on camera so you can tell people all the dance acts use Phillips?Everyone just wants in. I've been given offers by every major label to come and buy [SIZE]. But I can't sell that -- it's my baby. If I give up creative control, then what do I do? This is what I worked for my whole life. We can be partners, but I'm not just going to give you the keys to my car and say, "Drive it."
Gotta admire Steve Angello for sticking to his guns and insisting on keeping his independence. I'm sure some of the offers were pretty substantial.
(Source: Huffington Post)