- Doing It for the Art: Her main priority is being personally happy with her records regardless of industry trends. In particular, she left A&M Records over frustration from their interference and lack of support in regards to Harmonium and she isolated herself in the English countryside away from major label pressures to produce Rabbits on the Run.
- Executive Meddling: A positive example as the president of A&M Records personally helped to record, produce and arrange "A Thousand Miles" after he heard her demo tape, though as mentioned she eventually got frustrated with their overbearing demands, even inserting a Take That! into Nolita Fairytale.
Trivia / Vanessa Carlton