Though the music industry is struggling these days, Peter Gabriel feels that his record label, Real World, will be around for at least another 25 years.

He says, “As long as the audience is interested and keeps sustaining us, then we’ll deliver what we can. Records don’t sell in the way they used to. We have to make a choice as consumers about whether we want to return some payment, but there is a lot of generosity in people’s hearts.”

Real World Records, which is now 25 years old, grew out of his Womad festival, with the goal being to put world music fans in reach of musicians. “I don’t think we had any idea when we set out that we’d be here 25 years later. But it’s great. I think we’ve worked with extraordinary artists, so I think we’ve been very lucky.”