Sandi Thom doesn't regret a thing
Sandi Thom says she felt as though she had been fired when she was dropped from her record label.
The Scottish singer-songwriter, who had a deal with Sony after being propelled to fame with 2005's webcast hit I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), has since set up her own label.
Sandi, who split with Sony in 2009, said: "When you get dropped by a label, it's like losing your job - it's going to hurt your pride a little bit, and it knocks your confidence and the wind out of you for a while."
Now the 28-year-old, whose new album Merchants And Thieves will be released on June 7, insisted she wouldn't change anything about the past.
"I wouldn't change anything if I could go back. I'm a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason," she said.
"This is such an unpredictable business, so things can happen out of the blue. I think that's part of the attraction, the fact that it's so unexpected and so chaotic at times, that's when good things happen, it takes you by surprise."
She added: "I'm very happy through all the different experiences that I did, from making the first album five years ago to doing the webcasts and then being a part of the media frenzy that it brought, and then feeling the double-edged sword of it, being on a major label for two years."