Ian MacKaye is a musical artist and founder of the punk bands Minor Threat and Fugazi.
Both bands were formed in the 1980’s, and both are today considered legendary & seminal by hardcore punks.
Their music is still available, because Dischord Records owner Ian MacKaye retained control of his music. 
Instead of selling his catalogue to a major label for big money, MacKaye decided (a long time ago), to put artistic community and free expression ahead of a pile of cash. 
The correctness of this approach is in the fact that his tiny independent record label which was formed in 1981, still exists and is thriving. 
Dischord Records has an impressive roster of punk bands (current & past), with pressing, distribution & promotion deals for the artists on their label. 
It takes brains, guts, and a ton of hard work to succeed the way Dischord Records has.
Now in their 35th year, this is a model for how an artist should manage their career; make great original music, control the copyrights & publishing, record everything when active– then retire on time and build a killer website for promotion & online commerce of the back catalogue.
Discord Records lives on because people always care about great music.
I’m taking a walk on the yellow brick road
I only walk where the bricks are made of gold
My mind & body they’re the only things that I’ve sold
I needed the money cause I’m getting old