Find your passion… then it is no longer work!
You always have to know when to bow out. You bow out while you are on top.
The deepest and most sincere feeling I get is when I meet an artist and they have that steel in their eyes and they have that fire and that passion and all they want is to be a star and to hear themselves on the radio.
I think of myself as a producer who tries to bring the best out of everyone, whether that be an artist, songwriter or a publicist.
The kids I talk to are convinced their generation will make the best music. And the greatest artists have yet to be discovered. I walk around with that thought every day.
I live for opening doors for the young generation of creators. If we do nothing else with our success, let’s open up some doors.
I was a James Brown junkie as a kid.
Im one of those foolish people who believe the glory days of the record industry arent behind us. Theyre actually ahead of us.
I am a record executive and I shall be right there in your face with my records.
World events can shape culture. Music is either a soundtrack for or a narration of changing times. And who knows how that’s going to go?
Popular music has always been rooted in the blues, whether it’s Adele or Led Zeppelin or Sam Cooke. It’s just the beat that changes.
Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world.