A while back we signed with a small indie label. A little over a year ago we finished our debut album and have been playing around selling them and what not. We have been offered deals with "bigger" indie punk rock labels since then but passed on them out of respect to our label owner and friend. We have been working our asses off to get songs ready for a new album but cannot get the owner to let us start even on the pre-production for the new album. I understand he has a life too, and is very busy but when it comes down to it, even if its a small one it IS a business none the less and nothing is getting done sitting around doing nothing. my question is basically, what should we do? I've got 2 more band members constantly wanting me to see about recording when I know I can't because I can't get our producer to take initiative. I don't want to be blunt and seem to be a prick to him though because like I said he is busy and is our friend.. Should we take up one of the bigger labels (who i know for a fact wanna record us now, and get us opening for big name bands) or stay and wait? And either way, how should I got about it? thanks in advance for any answers.