Third Man Records Sets the Record Straight

Jack White’s record label officially addresses the singer’s so-called clickbait

Jack White’s been facing a lot of heat lately. Whether it’s about his participation in the ever-ridiculed music streaming service Tidal, the sharing of his personal poetry, his anger about somebody publishing his secret guacamole recipe, or his supposed feud with Meg White, Jack’s had a lot to say in the last few months.

The singer has taken to online Q&A sessions with his fans in order to address some of these issues, a strategy that has been dubbed by some as being “clickbait” — an attempt to drum up clicks and attention.

Third Man Records — founded by White himself — addressed some of these issues, saying that most of the controversy spurred as a result of “misattribution and decontextualization.” In a Facebook post, the label clarifies that Jack is not quitting music, among other rumours:

“… this is what happens when you isolate aspects of a conversation between a musician and his fans in a private forum and put it out into the blogosphere in a sensational way. It completely changes the context and intent of those statements, and the conversation.”

Read the full post below:

JACK WHITE CLICK BAIT BINGO EXHAUSTIONFrom the desk of The Third Man Council For Internet Regulation and Journalistic…

Posted by Third Man Records on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Read the full statement, JACK WHITE CLICK BAIT BINGO EXHAUSTION, here.