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29 Things You Might Not Have Known About 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin

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4. She Had Her Own Record Label
She has started her own record label called Aretha's Records. After recording for major record labels for 45 years, she decided to open her own so she could be in charge of her own sound.

“When you’re signed to a major label, you always have to give up some creative control,” Franklin told Daily Variety. “I’m fortunate that (on my next record) that Mr. Davis and I equally share the creative. With Aretha’s Records, I will have 100% of creative control.”