Mariqueen Maandig,(who goes by the nickname “Q” with friends), a striking Filipino beauty who grew up in Orange County, Calif.
and dabbled in musical theater during her school years, claimed she never wanted to be a professional musician—she actually wanted to be a fashion stylist instead.
In 2007, Reznor became one of the first prominent artists to abandon the business model afforded through major label's by releasing his music in alternative fashion.
When publicly explaining his decision, he ripped into the decision making of major labels for the downward spiral of the music industry.
Q: As millionaires, why did you sign up with a record label to promote your new album?