The design on the left is the clients original pitch. I wanted to create a rough version of the logo, so that I could explain why I felt this was an ineffective design, as well as present them with an alternative (middle and right designs).
I felt that their concept had too many elements included for a logo, with some very small details. The client also asked for a lot of colour to be included, which I felt was distracting, and would make it difficult to include on future designs (such as posters and album art).
After sending the previous work, my client agreed with my input and decided that they liked the large compass concept I had created, but still weren't happy. They decided that they wanted something even more simplified, and provided a font for me to use. After creating multiple typography based designs, I went back to them and pitched the two concepts on the right.
This is the clients final choice: