Sitting down with Rollacoaster, Smart says, "Right now I’m a guinea pig for this venture capitalist model of a record label and I want to grow it and see where it goes. I want to trial what works and what doesn’t. I would love to bring on more artists and provide things that aren’t in the music industry at the moment like mental health support, stress relief and paid days off, and that’s where I see it going."
We spoke to Ainsley about how a childhood accident put her on the path to music, how she overcame corporate adversaries, and what led her to launch her own label.
Orders of this cover will start to ship in November 2021.
Words Joshua Evans
Producer Samuel Geroldi
Editorial Director Huw Gwyther