Proud to say I signed my first record deal ever with Columbia Records! http://t.co/91dNhgzHvt
— DILLONSELLOUTFRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 5, 2014
Despite the fact Dillon has yet to even release the album, fans took to twitter to accuse the 26-year old producer and DJ of “selling out” for his decision to sign with a major record label.
It’s insane that people are calling me a sell out and I haven’t even put a record out to compromise the integrity of my music — DILLONSELLOUTFRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 5, 2014
EDM’s resident comedian jokingly changed his Twitter name to “DILLIONSELLOUTFRANCIS” in response, eliciting the commiseration of Calvin Harris in agreement:
@DILLONFRANCIS loooool welcome! Ur a sell out man F U for following ur dream of people hearing your music and having a marketing budget
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) May 5, 2014
Columbia Records has signed with EDM talent in the past, including artists like Daft Punk and Steve Angelo. If anything, the partnership indeed leverages a better budget for Money Sucks, Friends Rule, building even more anticipation for the much awaited album.
Ima sell out this dick in your mouth — DILLONSELLOUTFRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 5, 2014