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The corporations are shoving just the worst music down everybody's throats, and I think the result of that is that nobody has any taste. They have no bar as to what is good. Natasha Leggero
No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs. Charlie Hunnam
My CD collection has a lot of world music - lots of Indian, African, Portuguese, Greek, Italian music. Because of my husband, a lot of jazz, too. Kiran Ahluwalia
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love. Eminem
I've always had a close connection to both rock and classical music. Catherine Asaro
Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative. F. Sionil Jose
Music is my balance... center of my life. Mandy Patinkin
Success is based on music, not where you're from. Estelle
I enjoy the videos with the sound off, where you can look at the belly buttons and everything. Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music. Merle Haggard
Charles Ives was writing radically innovative music, but nobody performed it, and nobody knew about it. Terry Teachout
Bach's music is really some of the greatest. I think, in some ways, Bach is the most profound composer of all. Joshua Bell
Country music is one of those places where we support each other and prop each other up. Chris Stapleton
I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive. Marvin Hamlisch
I'm not going to do anything crazy, but I want to do music that I'm passionate about. I'm finally at an age where I can do the music that I grew up loving, which was urban pop, '90s music. I grew up listening to the divas, so I'm very happy to finally do urban pop. I hope that it's received well, and it has been so far. Ariana Grande
I have had UFO experiences, and yet, at the same time, I can easily be convinced that none of it is true. It's hard to say whether or not you're a believer. I've been interested in that subject matter, like lots of people. Perhaps foolishly, I've allowed some of that stuff to creep into my music. Frank Black
The music's job is to get the audience so involved that they forget how the movie turns out. James Horner
I used to hate, with a capitol H, making videos. It was nothing but a chore. It was something you had to do to have your music accepted in the visual medium. Sheena Easton
I don't have any hobbies. Music is my hobby. Ronnie Dunn
Hip-hop is definitely not what it used to be, which was creative, original music. Missy Elliott
Music is the universal language. Swizz Beatz
I guess rock stars are role models for the kids who listen to that music. My role models have all been geologists - you know, the guys who are doing fieldwork until they're 70. Greg Graffin
I never expected to record again. I knew I had done everything I ever wanted to do. I was satisfied. But... all the time I'm watching the country music horizon. And I'm sayin' 'Lord, is there anybody gonna come?' Buck Owens
Balancing my film career and my music will be something I'm just going to have to deal with, as it happens. I think I can balance it out; the choices will probably be pretty clear. If there's a movie I just have to do, I will work the music around it. Lukas Haas
The fact of the matter is that 40 years ago, unless you bought the record, you couldn't hear the music. It was such a narrow track in comparison to today. Nick Mason
In 1965, when great young white artists in the English-speaking world were successfully re-channeling hillbilly and black music - you know Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, Keith Richards - they didn't get any money at first. They were all broke. Iggy Pop
My outlet is my music, and it's been this way since I was 4 years old. Chubby Checker
The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has experimented with a lot of different sounds and music. Afrika Bambaataa
I'm kind of lucky in the fact that I can take something that's in my head and write it down, or I can listen to a piece of music that somebody else has written and try to tap into what the music's saying and just kind of follow that, you know. I mean, nine times out of 10, I'm just kind of following where the music takes me. Corey Taylor
If you look back, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven were mixing music and humor all the time. Richard Hyung-ki Joo
You don't try to get influenced by everything that's going on with all the other music around you. You don't listen to the radio - I mean, I don't. When I get ready to do an album, I don't listen to anybody else; I don't wanna be influenced. Tim McGraw
I love spin classes. I'm also very big on music, so I make a mix on my iPod that's 45 minutes to an hour long of music that pumps me up so I know how much time I've been at the gym without looking at the clock. Put your favorite songs towards the end of the mix, so this way you keep going until you hear your favorite song. Candice Accola
I got a psychology degree from USC, but music is just my whole life. Banks
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food. Francis Ford Coppola
That's what my music does for me. It makes people happy. When I play, I thank the Lord I've never seen someone walk away from a Dick Dale dance not having a good time. That's what it's all about. Dick Dale
It may be that that we can sing what we often cannot say, whether it be from shyness, fear, lack of the right words or the passion or dramatic gift to express them. More souls have rallied to more causes by the strains of music than by straining rhetoric. Richard Rodgers
Music is meant to be a beautiful thing. Chuck Mangione
Classical music presents some of the world's most challenging pieces. Jake Shimabukuro
It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic. Cecilia Bartoli
When it comes to acting, I've always had a passion for entertaining and for making people laugh. On the music side, I really want to come out as an artist because I want people to see who I really am... artistically, I tend to be drawn to the darker things. What the music will be able to do is show people that I am an adult now. Tahj Mowry
I think that what is important is that the music be honest and direct and that it is relevant to today. I think music needs to be of its time and speak to that time. Dave Holland
Music is my main goal, but I'm not going to rush a record out. There are so many actors who have come out with albums these days. I don't want to do it because it's the thing to do. I want to wait until the time is right. River Phoenix
I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals. Wynonna Judd
I don't like rap music at all. I don't think it's music. It's just a beat and rapping. Nina Simone
The type of music I like to sing is really those classic songs, those Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, classics. Jacob Lusk
It is a real piece of art if you can make a waltz sound like it is the easiest piece of music to play, because it's really not. Andre Rieu
It's striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate. Alain Ducasse
It's dangerous to buy into praise and criticism for what you do when you're trying to present your music to people. I don't ignore it completely, but I don't dwell on it too much. Conor Oberst
I guess my favorite artists are The White Stripes or Tom Waits. The more theatrical the music is, the more I get into it. I also like the quieter folk music, that kind of old-school rockabilly or country. I'm not really picky when it comes to music, as long as it's honest. Landon Liboiron
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. Joseph Addison
I don't see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests. Thom Yorke
If I'm in the studio, I'm completely on music. I try to go to that place and that's the toughest thing for me to do. When I'm with other musicians, sometimes I go back to, almost like, childhood, because that's what I always wanted to be. Jamie Foxx
I made a good living for a teenager. And I had to learn all different kinds of music - jazz, swing, Motown, pop - and that inspired what kind of music I started to write. Idina Menzel
A country is made not by policy alone, but by its music, its entertainment shows, all of it. Glenn Beck
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Paulina Rubio
I fell into lyric writing because of music. I backed into it. Stephen Sondheim
My scratching I don't really think communicates to intelligent life forms. Anyone with more than one brain cell would think Kid Koala music is completely retarded. Eric San
I just want to make a classic. Classic is the standard. I'm just trying to make music that will last a lifetime. Yelawolf
Actually, I would love to make a music video. Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent rumours that have followed me throughout my career - particularly when I was on camera performing - that I had died. Perry Como
No matter what, I'm always interested in making music. Chris Robinson
My songwriting is so influenced by orchestrated music, dramatic, super glam rock-y stuff. Two of my biggest influences in songwriting were Elton John and Freddie Mercury. Brandi Carlile
I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around. Eva Green
To me the bottom line is: good music is good music. Dave Haywood
We'll see some simplistic players for a while, who'll then get into more complicated things and evolve with their instruments. This is a cycle that happens over and over again in music. Billy Sheehan
My father was the child of academics and was probably destined to become an academic himself but vetoed that idea. Bailed, dropped out of graduate school and just went to work for an insurance company. But the house was full of books and music and all of that. Lorrie Moore
I don't need music to write, but sometimes I put music on. I don't need special clothes or even my own equipment. Jane Lindskold
Playing on the streets of Iraq, or in Israel or the Gaza strip, I'd sing angry protest songs against war. People would say, 'Make us clap, make us dance, and laugh and sing.' It really made me think about the importance of happy music. Michael Franti
Some people make their best music when life is horrible. Vince Staples
I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer. Lisa Loeb
Country music has changed tremendously, so what now is considered country was not considered country at that time. We were doing stuff that probably could have been called country music today, but would certainly have not have fit in at that time. Charlie Daniels
I've noticed a lot of younger artists have less fear of doing different sorts of things, whether it's various types of music, or gallery artists moving between video and sculpture and drawing. David Byrne
Music is a great vehicle for communications, and I have a certain platform. I have an opportunity and I have to take it. Annie Lennox
You know, the thing that struck me about Civil War music was how bloody it was; it was full of hatred. There was incredible vitriol in it. T Bone Burnett
I'm totally open to exploring different types of music. I just have to always remember to be true to who I am. Leon Bridges
I'm very shy and awkward. I think the best thing is to embrace it. It's about accepting who you are and what you want to become and knowing all that you've got to work with, whether it's good or bad. My music was the only place I could be me for the longest time. Hunter Hayes
I grew up listening to AM radio in the '70s and hearing all of that great soul and rhythm and blues music, which definitely influenced the way I sing. But singing gospel has made me a much more humble person. There are so many people who were geniuses who only a few people knew about when they were alive. Patty Griffin
Because I don't believe music can be free unless it has something to be free from. Chuck Mangione
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. Kin Hubbard
It really surprises me that people in this day and age still write such busy music and fill up every space with layer upon layer of sound... it's like musical landfill. James Blake
I love heavy music, but you see, I had fallen in love with a radio station in Vegas that played nothing but Eighties music. That had a real profound impact on me. Dave Keuning
The business has changed so much that they're able - we're able these days in the music industry to be able to control our own destiny. Bobby Brown
When it comes to music, it's my clothes, it's my guitar, it's my voice, it's my song. Kevin Bacon
Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. James W. Black
Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music. Will Champion
I don't think I thought I was going to go into music, and I don't think it hit me until I was 13 or 14, and then I was gone. Just like that. At that point, there was nothing else that could keep my attention. Shooter Jennings
I love conducting. What I'm tired of is music administration. I don't want that. I just want to make music. Daniel Barenboim
My brain kind of rolls pretty fast when I'm conscious. It's constantly looking for stuff to do. Like if I'm in my house and I'm hanging out, I tend to be listening to music whilst watching a film whilst sending e-mails. Dominic Monaghan
When you're working with music that is invariably better than you are, it's difficult to become swell-headed. Andre Previn
It's all about the mood I'm in and the scene I'm writing. 'Cause work controls my life, writing controls my life, performing controls my life. So I don't listen to any music that's not an influence on what I'm working on that day. Music is a big influence in my work and sometimes drives the energy of where I want to go. Lemon Andersen
I understand why it's hard to pin me down because I really relate to so many things. Like, for example, when people ask me what's my favorite music, I can't tell them. I love everything. Lindsay Pearce
I like the pop music, but I still want to have meaning in my music. David Archuleta
People always want to talk about who I was, but I've always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music. Nicki Minaj
I have mainly come from a theatre background, I did 'Oliver' here I played the Artful Dodger and I did 'The Sound of Music.' Ben Nicholas
Well, Winnepeg has everything to do with my music in the sense it was where I was born and raised, cultured and all that sort of thing. A lot of my experiences come from Winnepeg. Chantal Kreviazuk
I listen to music almost any time I'm not sleeping, 'hanging out' with specific people, or showering. Tao Lin
I feel it's my responsibility to turn people on to great music. Randy Jackson
I wasn't into pop music, even at a really young age. John Varvatos
If something happened where I couldn't write music anymore, it would kill me. It's not just a job. It's not just a hobby. It's why I get up in the morning. Hans Zimmer
It took me a couple years to get over the stereotype I was letting myself get caught up on, being a football player trying to start a career in music. Sam Hunt
Back in the '90s, if you did mail order in music, you could make a good living doing it if you could hustle. John Darnielle
Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows. Compay Segundo
I could always sing, from a really young age, but my voice was really weird. I used to make my mum turn up the radio every day in our house. She was well into music so I got that from her. Ellie Goulding
There's really only three things you can write music about: girls, cars and surfing. Tom Curren
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. E. W. Howe
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. Truman Capote
I'm very much into the Gypsy Kings. It's rumba and very festive, very passionate music, rhythmic guitar, passionate singing about love from happy people. Sofia Milos
There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world. Willie Nelson
I'm not interested in disposable music. Taraji P. Henson
I was heavily into Nirvana and I still am, but when I was 23 I got disillusioned by music. Then I just focused more on myself and gave up music for a while. James McCartney
I feel very blessed we can still have a career making music. Mike McCready
When I perform, I like to immerse myself in the music, and I just try to get off on the diversity of music. Krist Novoselic
I privilege the music over the lyrics. Duncan Sheik
The aggressive side of me comes across in my music, but I'm just a sweet girl. Pink
Music was an experience, intimately married to your life. You could pay to hear music, but after you did, it was over, gone - a memory. David Byrne
I don't care much about politics. That kind of witchcraft I stay away from because people end up dead. I'd rather die for music. Cass McCombs
Jazz is really 20th-century fusion music. You take West African harmony and rhythm, mix with European harmony, and boom! Christian Scott
I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that's all I want to do. Marc Anthony
I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do. Al Jarreau
I think if you're able to make the music you want and you can do it in the right kind of context, you don't have to be a circus ringleader to be successful. James Iha
My music has always been my solo project. Ariel Pink
If I make a speech, I need a translator. But music does not need a translation. People understand me through the sound. That I think is very important. This is just one planet, like one family. Mstislav Rostropovich
I like being in a recording studio. I like watching a song go from the simplicity of the original music. Grace Slick
Tastes are varied, man, so much in this music world. Look, I adore the bands that I adore. On the flipside, as much as you love a 100 different genres of bands, there are another 100 I can easily say I dislike, too. Phil Anselmo
It's wonderful doing concerts in places like New York and London, but I feel a responsibility to also bring my work home, to bring world-class, classical music to Somerset. Charles Hazlewood
I know melody. I know rhythm; I know bass guitar; I know the piano. I know everything about music that helps build the music that go along with creating the whole art form, you know what I'm saying? Nayvadius Cash
Music became a healer for me. Eric Clapton
I keep a fiddle hooked up in the music - we've got a music room - and try to pick it up. Johnny Gimble
My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and... because if you're making cool art, then everything else will fall into line. Lorde
When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created. Billy Joel
Music in itself carries a whole set of messages which are very, very rich and complex, and the words either serve to exclude certain ones or point up certain others. Brian Eno
Music is about expressing things you can't in everyday life. Brian Molko
I'm not an '80s fan. I'm more '70s New York pre-punk kind of thing, and I guess I grew up with '90s grunge, post-punk pop music. Jessica Pare
And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent. Bruce Springsteen
Grade 9: I was too small for football, too shy for drama class, but I did have a passion for music. And so, with a mouth full of braces (and a glorious mullet), I accepted that the trombone would be a fantastic scholastic counterpart to my extracurricular loves: country music, and the guitar. Jason McCoy
I think music naturally wants to be played with more than one person. There's a surprise element, and you don't know what it will be, and it's up to that other person's energy to help create this third thing. Bat for Lashes
The approach that the music industry took to fight piracy was the wrong strategy. MC Hammer
It's just different in the music world. You come more with an entourage. Taryn Manning
Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music. Allan Bloom
Back in the day, in '91 or so, I tried to interview Fugazi for Rolling Stone, which the band felt stood for everything they detested about corporate infiltration of music. They said, 'We'll do the interview if you give us a million dollars of cash in a suitcase.' Which was their way of saying no. Michael Azerrad
Young fans want to know about the past and older fans also want to find new music. Steven Van Zandt
I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21. Arthur Godfrey
I think that the best part of music is when it comes from a real place and has an ability to kind of connect on a much larger scale. It no longer is a personal thing, it becomes everyone else's thing as well. Miguel
A sketch should be about two to three minutes, which is basically what most songs are. They're usually done by groups. Good examples of each build and have different parts and twists in them. I guess sketch would be the comedy version of music. Trevor Moore
My personal take on politics is I deal with social situations and cultural situations in my music and in my life. I have said on record many times that I haven't voted. I'm not the type of person who says, 'I'm never going to vote.' I think it's clear to me that our system has failed us. Talib Kweli
What is this? It's music to get a brain seizure by. Ozzy Osbourne
I would find myself, not necessarily always assigning these little bits of music for here or there, but all of a sudden something would fall into place and it would be exactly that. William Bolcom
I like music that's more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild. Iggy Pop
The Rolling Stones are violence. Their music penetrates the raw nerve endings of their listeners and finds its way into the groove marked 'release of frustration.' Jon Landau
'The Sound of Music' did more damage to the industry than any other picture. Everyone tried to copy it. We were the biggest offenders. Richard D. Zanuck
It's hard for a liberal to go on between Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, because it's like doing country music after hip-hop. I mean, just, the audience doesn't go from one to the other. Al Franken
If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece. Peter Maxwell Davies
For instance, I'm always fascinated to see whether, given the kind of fairly known and established form called popular music, whether there is some magic combination that nobody has hit upon before. Brian Eno
To be an artist, you don't have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It's just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life. Viggo Mortensen
I'd love to give my music to someone who really likes to wow the crowd. I feel like half the time I just want to hide in the dressing room! Nellie McKay
I teach class. I study music. I rehearse. I coach people. That's it. I'm doing exactly what I want. Mark Morris
I may just keep releasing singles 'til I run out of music, which is kind of cool in a way - as long as people don't go, 'Oh my God, not another one!' John Oates
I'd love to see a Nirvana biopic. I loved them when I was younger. I really like jazz music, so I'd like to see a Billie Holiday biopic - she was a fascinating woman. Antonia Thomas
As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers. Simon Beaufoy
I completely love playing and designing games and always will. I am so into games that I listen to game music all day. That may sound strange, but you can guarantee I'm a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title. John Romero
I listen to all kinds of songs. There's something to be learned from every type of music and from the one making it, whether it's pop or jazz or hip-hop. Brian McKnight
God has been my number one inspiration. I also look up to Will Smith and Jamie Fox who are also personal friends of mine. They give me great career advice. I would also include Chris Stokes, as a filmmaker and music producer. I've been working with him since I was eight. Marques Houston
Yes, fractals are what I want to find in my music. Gyorgy Ligeti
The power of music in Spanish is so strong, that I couldn't stay away from it any longer. Enrique Iglesias
Sometimes you get so jaded, you don't have those initial connections and emotions with music, because you are promoting your own. David Nail
As a musician, you want the music in as many hands as you can get it into. More importantly, I want people to get the music for the fairest price, and in the most convenient way. And that's really turned into iTunes when you're talking about selling albums. Kid Rock
Not only did I get an A in music but I got an A in ladies. R. Kelly
I think music on television is just uniformly dreadful. It is mundane, it says nothing. Amy Sherman-Palladino
I definitely associate music with color. For example, my first record has a red cover but it is totally green and blue to me. Kaki King
We just sang real simple songs in a simple way that got to people. We didn't try to tart them up with orchestral arrangements and all the stuff. We were all blues fanatics. We like R+B and blues and simple, gut-feeling music. Mick Ralphs
Music is in my DNA! Rihanna
I've never got on with the British press because they've always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's shirt they should listen to the music. Andrew Eldritch
I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn't want to copy anybody. Bill Monroe
I don't get to listen to music for fun very often; a lot of what I'm hearing is for work and isn't released yet. John Legend
Because you have things like 'American Idol' and you've got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it's easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock. Dave Grohl
I've always had a fascination with making your own music but never have been skilled enough to play the instrument, so to be able to make music without the ability was awesome. Avicii
I was really sick of bands just ignoring the audience as a posture in rock music. And I think we fed off each other in terms of trying to engage the audience, not in a hammy way, but actually trying to be aware of the space that you are playing in and trying to connect in some way through the music. Win Butler
I was obsessed with country music when I was a kid, and it's definitely had a huge influence on the way I write songs. I was always attracted to songs that had a brilliant pun or a clever turn of phrase, but came from a dark, bitter place. As a writer, I've always gravitated towards that feeling. Teddy Thompson
And I like to interpret music. So I think it's all interpretive. Katey Sagal
I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last. David Amram
I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they're fat. I certainly don't consider myself minimalist at all. Morton Feldman
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. George Jean Nathan
I think it should be ambitious and good music does deal with life and art and all these wonderful things. Jonny Greenwood
I think that commercials can really ruin a song. You know that the person sold the song for a good deal of money, and that was the tradeoff. But, music and picture can marry in a beautiful way, and the reverse also. David Lynch
After coming from a major label, I realized the entire business has been decimated, and you can't look to labels to try to figure it out because they don't even use the technology, and they're oblivious to how people consume music these days. Trent Reznor
I've been musically inclined since I picked up an instrument in the fourth grade. I just really appreciate music. I love to listen to it; I love to sing. I wouldn't consider myself, like, a natural singer. I just developed it over time, honestly, just listening. I'm a great listener to music. Kyrie Irving
To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music than a lot of music I hear nowadays. I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old. Clyde Tombaugh
I was so moved by music that I wanted to create it as well, but once you decide that's what you want to do with your life, to be successful, you have to be business-minded, too. Lizzo
I think my style is quite grungy and punky. I love the '90s and the music from that time, and I love punk music. I'm also a fan of mixing vintage with some high fashion, which links back to my musical taste because I tend to mix old music with newer songs. Chelsea Leyland
Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it's always community based and for the most part nonprofit. Most bands don't ever come within a mile of profit - clearly these people are not playing music to make money. Ian MacKaye
The goal as a musician, I think, is to be able to make music as a living for the rest of your life. Taylor Momsen
I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here, and I think it's just terrific. There's so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music, good performances, great looking girls, great videos, the whole thing. Debbie Harry
They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the '70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn't about singles. Nikki Sixx
With sad music, or music that's perceived as sad, there's a sense of solidarity that can be really powerful. My songs are all joyful to me. J. Tillman
My father taught me to read music and play the piano-but not well, even though people have said that I'm a natural musician. Ethel Merman
You have to react to what's around you in the moment, whatever the music is. Just think of it as some place you have to enter and you need to find the key. Jan Garbarek
New country music comprises about five percent of what I hear per year. I enjoy it, but I don't really take note of who's singing it or writing it. Rivers Cuomo
I knew I wanted to write on religious themes when I was a GI in World War II. I saw and experienced so much violence that I thought I could express my outrage best with music. Dave Brubeck
I put music on and I drive around town. Chris Isaak
There used to be a lot of industry in Montreal, and now there's not, so it's really easy to get huge, empty spaces where you can practice and make music or make art for very, very cheap. Grimes
The Beatles are the most credible band in the history of music. Ryan Tedder
When I started off in music, I started with a real innocence, a real love for the instrument, the writing the songs, the playing the songs and the sharing and the recording and experimenting. It was exciting. Then, this thing called success came, and something happened at some point where I became disenchanted, and I lost the innocence. Damien Rice
Music is like making love: either all or nothing. Isaac Stern
My whole thing is just to put out positive messages in the music, give people something that can change their lives. Kid Cudi
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. Peabo Bryson
The last time I heard real screaming in the theatre was when I went to see a movie I did years ago, called 'Wait Until Dark.' Now, my mother was the least emotional person on the planet, but when I got killed in the movie, she stood up and screamed, 'That's my son!' At Radio City Music Hall in New York! Alan Arkin
My dad was a huge country music fan, but he also had a band and he sang. So he'd listen to a lot of music and the songs that he'd learn for the band were more from the male artists. So my earliest country memories were Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck even. Martina McBride
I really like worship music. It settles my soul. Gets me back on track. The lyrics are almost like a prayer, so it's my go-to. Jodi Benson
Since music is a reflection of our mindset and our culture, it is bound to change with time. I am glad that India is such a receiving country and is always open to all kinds of music. Our composers, singers and writers are open to experimenting. Sonu Nigam
I try to get a degree of realism in my music. Martin Gore
I love music in general. It's like girls and their clothes and shoes; when you love shoes, you love shoes. So, for me, I think it's a really dangerous thing to say I'm going to write the best dance song in the world. Nadia Ali
Heartbreak was the impetus to me writing poems and music in the first place. Over the years, I had my heart broken so badly that if I didn't find a way to get all the pain out, I was going to lose my mind. I was crazy! Like, wanting to slash tires and smash car windows. Crazy! I was so hurt that I had to write. Jill Scott
I'm glad if people can listen to some music and maybe fix some prejudices of their own, just by thinking. Nellie McKay
But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record. Adam Duritz
One thing that I had to remember in my personal journey in the music industry and coming up in the music industry was how many times I was told no. I was signed, I was dropped, I was signed, and I was put on a shelf. Kelly Rowland
I have been long associated with British music. I have favoured it as my alternate music next to American. Leonard Slatkin
Music has generally involved a lot of awkward contraptions, a certain amount of heavy lifting. Tom Waits
The only sort of descriptive adjective or catch phrase for my music would be 'eclectic.' Moby
I think the music I've created is quite odd, and people are going to start talking about that. Ed Sheeran
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music. Marcel Marceau
The direction for my music is heaven, of course. We gear all things to the realm of heaven - which is the mind, the organized mind. Richie Havens
I take certain steps to make sure I'm relevant artistically. I always have new music and a reason to be on the road. I'm not just playing 'Get By' over and over. I have 12 albums. Talib Kweli
I just do what I do. I like to make music. Neil Young
I urge younger artists to know that you don't have to be anything you don't want. You can do whatever's comfortable for you. From the music I make, to the things I do in my life, I'm true to my R&B core. I have the capability to make pop records and crossover, but that's not my aim. Trey Songz
When I was a kid, I was following black soul music. Robert Plant
You can never stop discovering music. Rashida Jones
I'm not technically adept at music, but I'd love to be part of a discussion of where progressive rock ends and country music begins. William Shatner
I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way. Ewan McGregor
When I first started, the very first body of music I made when I got signed to Atlantic were songs with titles like 'Unify' and 'You're Special.' And there's this song that reminds me of Meghan Trainor that I wrote, about a woman's body and not conforming, when I first started in music. Wynter Gordon
At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did. Henry Flynt
The music of ABBA is not that happy. It might sound happy, in some strange way, but deep within, it's not happy music. It has that Nordic melancholic feeling to it. What fools you is the girls' voices. You know, I do think that is one of the secrets about ABBA. Even when we were really quite sad, we always sounded jubilant. Bjorn Ulvaeus
When I was a kid, I played basketball religiously. I begged my mom to get me voice lessons because I wanted to learn to sing the right way, but at the same time, I was playing Junior Olympic basketball, and I was playing point guard for my school. But I was wanting to get into entertainment, into music and film and television. Justin Timberlake
If it's got the feeling, if the music moves you or not, it doesn't matter what the genre is to me. Casey James
My thing is related to who I am as a person. The clothes are an extension of me. The music is an extension of me. All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I'm feeling at the time, whatever direction I'm heading in. And hopefully, everyone follows. Jay-Z
I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that's sung. Gavin DeGraw
The main three components are the blues, improvisation - which is some kind of element that people are trying to make it up - and swing, which means even though they're making up music, they're trying to make it up together. It feels great, like you're having a great conversation with somebody. Wynton Marsalis
Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there's more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt. Alex North
My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob. Michael Ian Black
Music is always a reflection of what's going on in the hearts and minds of the culture. Tori Amos
It's great to have all this stuff at home. But when you want to make it for real, there's still nothing like making music with a bunch of other great musicians in the same room. That's one thing that'll never change. Ronnie Milsap
Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do. Bob Geldof
I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry. T. D. Jakes
Change is an internal thing. Different things happen or transform, and music and art is a documentation of that. Matisyahu
I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school. Chad Smith
There are people that bring artists to me to look at it and it's a question of whether I like their music and their look and if I think there's something they have that makes them different and commercial. Kenneth Edmonds
I began writing with a Michael Buble mentality. I think he's fantastic, and it's the perfect music for any date night, ever. Joe Jonas
I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century. Cecilia Bartoli
I'm practicing the oboe. But I don't play. Just single notes, not an entire piece of music. Lola Kirke
Let's say I was a plumber, or I worked at a factory, I would download music, you feel what I'm saying? Obie Trice
I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity. Kenny G
I embrace country music because of love, a love of what I came from. Dwight Yoakam
I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first. Neil Diamond
Music - you need the give and take from the audience, the feeling of attention. It's not about me: it's about the music itself. Joshua Bell
Sound is more than just noise. Ordered sound is music. My life is music. Lou Reed
I would love to continue in music, with writing... but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60! Taylor Swift
As long as my music is real, it's no limit to how many ears I can grab. Kendrick Lamar
And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area. Bill Bruford
There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know. Eminem
I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting. Yoko Ono
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. Benjamin Britten
Many old music hall fans were present at the funeral today of Fred 'Chuckles' Jenkins, Britain's oldest and unfunniest comedian. In tribute, the vicar read out one of Fred's jokes, and the congregation had two minutes silence. Ronnie Barker
Every musician tries to blend in some reggae. It's the only music that brings all people together, different races, different religions. Burning Spear
When I was 17-years-old, I was in the music business. Scott Caan
I don't go to see bands any more because I've got tinnitus, so I have to avoid loud music. You get used to it, but when it's quiet you hear a constant ringing. Linton Kwesi Johnson
Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind. Gioachino Rossini
I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s. Kenneth Koch
I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City. Jessica Hagedorn
I think, honestly, that a lot of people think I'm sad and dark all the time, because of the music I have made. But there's a huge part of my personality that's really energetic, outgoing and goofy. Skylar Grey
I've always been a fan of Nigerian artist D'banj. He's now signed to Kanye West's Good Music label. Estelle
I've been singing since I was two. Music was my first passion and I love writing, singing, creating and being creative. JoJo
Yeah, I've always sung, and I always try to find a way for music to be in my life. Lauren Ambrose
I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career. Roger Bannister
Acting may be how I've made my living, but music has always been my passion. John Corbett
You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business. They don't want anything to be complicated. They just want it simple, as simple as possible. Mark McGrath
I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music. Aimee Mann
Treating your audience like thieves is absurd. Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator. Jeff Tweedy
I grew up the son of a Seventh Day Adventist minister, so I was really close to the church and sang church music between sips at my bottle, you know? I sat on the piano bench next to my mother. She was the church organist, so that music is deeply inside of me. Al Jarreau
In 1952, Muddy cut the song 'Rollin' Stone.' It was a nationwide success, and the song echoes down through rock n' roll history. Bob Dylan cut a tribute by the same name, an English band decided to call themselves the Rolling Stones, and the magazine that first embraced music as a serious cultural phenomenon was itself called 'Rolling Stone.' Tim Cahill
Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself. Billy Joel
It's always been about making music. I've never gotten caught up with the trappings. You can't get caught up in the limousines and the chicks. The most important thing is the music. Al Jarreau
It is immensely enjoyable to work for an album because there's a lot more creative freedom. In films sometimes, all that the makers care about is making the music commercially appealing. Shreya Ghoshal
As a musician, I know that it'll take time for me to get to the ranks of an established artiste. Nevertheless, I'm very happy that people are appreciating my music. Priyanka Chopra
But with rap music - not just N.W.A. - but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time. Ice Cube
I believe in music. Zubin Mehta
Even if there were no illegal copying, the advent of digital distribution will put a lot of stress on the movie and music industry. When the distribution costs comes down, that puts more price pressure on the rest of the cost. Edward Felten
Every artist has a moment where they think about quitting music for a moment because it's scary. Tyler Farr
Everyone making electronic music has the same tool kits and templates. You listen, and you feel like it can be done on an iPad. If everybody knows all the tricks, it's no more magic. Thomas Bangalter
My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount. Brian Austin Green
Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music. Marilyn Manson
I can count on one hand the people who are legendary in my book, and Tom Waits is certainly right at the top. It's funny, though: When I tell people that I like Tom's music, it surprises them. Steve Vai
The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming. John O'Donohue
I'm always pursuing knowledge; I'm a seeker of spiritual equilibrium - and music is a big part of that. Steve Vai
There was always music playing in the house. I started singing at three, like my sisters did. When I was around four, we decided to put together a group and had so much fun with it. China Anne McClain
I'm a person who has always been clear about my love of music and vocal about trying to live in a way that lends itself to health. Kaskade
This is a cause that musicians can take to heart because one of our main reasons for being is to share our music with other people, and this takes us to people who probably wouldn't otherwise get to hear music on quite this level. Boz Scaggs
I love music. Cote de Pablo
Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself. Michael Bolton
I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion. Siobhan Fahey
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience. Bruce Springsteen
I like challenging people. I love pop music that can just throw you off. Kimbra
I got out of the music industry many years ago. I had a charlatan for a producer who I wanted nothing to do with. He's dead now, so I guess I can't beat that horse any more. It left a very bad taste in my mouth, so I just went on about my business doing what I do and not involving myself with record companies, except for distribution. Leon Redbone
I refused to wear make-up on TV. I wanted my music to be heard. Suzi Quatro
Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. James Black
I want to choreograph, I want to direct, I want to act, I want to write music, I want to play music, I want to sing. For me, it's never-ending. I want to do it all, really. Derek Hough
In terms of influence, my style icons have been a mixture of Julie Andrews and Olivia Newton-John. When I was little I used to watch 'Grease,' 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music' a lot. If you put all those things together you do kind of get my outfits. A slightly tarty nanny in a second-hand outfit. That is pretty much what I wear. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Oh yes, much, because music is just something that comes to you. You don't question it. Bryan Ferry
I am not very relaxed about bad reviews. But I am resilient. I grieve, curse and swear, put on loud music, and get on with the next job. Simon Schama
My genre of music is very eclectic. I might play some Latin jazz, or just go into a spontaneous jazz thing. That's the thing about coming to one of my performances. Not every show is the same. Sheila E.
Three-6 Mafia, we were always doing different kinds of things, and we like rock music, we like whatever - not saying they was rock, but they had a little rock-n-roll with some of their music, a little rock with it. Juicy J
For the longest time I was brought up listening to only two genres of music, pop and rock. So in the past few years I've been trying to expand my interests because I think that you can only write to the extent of your knowledge, and if your knowledge is limited you can't write past that. Jacqueline Emerson
Ironically, being a coach on 'The Voice' and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music. Blake Shelton
The focus on my wife and my children, it really helps me make sense of the music side of it somehow. Chris Cornell
If you ever go to a music session, you'll notice that the musicians can sit down and start playing right away, and everyone knows what to do. Of course they're reading it, but the conductor can tweak little things, and you can take that back to directing motion pictures. Clint Eastwood
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular. Billy Corgan
I wish I had the guts and talent to be a good comedian. I love the idea of it, yet I'm terrified of it. I'd also love to play music in front of people. Charlie Rowe
My dad played music so I was around it at a really young age. Shawna Thompson
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. Thomas Beecham
I think I have music in me! I had a scholarship to study singing at one point, and I've never really done anything about it. I've done some music on stage, but it's been a long time. It would be kind of fun. Garret Dillahunt
The music that I chose during my life, it wasn't arbitrary. It was all in my family home when I was growing up. I never tried to record anything I hadn't heard before the age of 10. Otherwise, I couldn't do it authentically. Linda Ronstadt
Every language has its own music. Sid Caesar
In hip-hop, what you have is you have a lot of formulaic-type bands or rappers that come up. They saw something on the radio, and they want to mimic that formula. And that's just boring. I don't wanna record something just to make money; I want to record something to enjoy it and have fun because I'm a music lover. Sir Mix-a-Lot
Each time I seem to go through one of life's huge things, I want to play music. Katey Sagal
I've been writing music since I was a teenager. I play keyboards. I'm not much of a player, but I can write. That will come along. I'd like to do a musical. Paul Eenhoorn
When I hear bluegrass today, I hear so many new sounds in it. It's almost like country music in a way. Ricky Skaggs
I don't intend to stop making music. Frank Ocean
Reggae music isn't Jewish, but a lot of the ideas are. Matisyahu
I don't generally listen to music while working, but sometimes music can help me get past minor writer's block. David Liss
It's sometimes impossible to fit in all the music we want to fit in, in an hour and 45 minute show. Mick Taylor
In rare cases, I've had music before I shot the movie. I think that for 'Good Will Hunting' I had an Elliot Smith record or a couple of them and I just somehow felt like the sound had something to it that reminded me of the story. So in that case there was music beforehand. Gus Van Sant
We love all kinds of music: We love pop music, we love rock music, we love R & B and country, and we just pull from all our influences. So I don't really take offense as long as people are coming out to the shows and buying the records and becoming fans of the music. At the end of the day, the music is what's gonna speak to you. Charles Kelley
Well, what I love about '80s rock music is the amazing, fantastic melodies. Julianne Hough
I started out doing music videos and photography, and I always loved writing. Filmmaking seemed to be a good compilation of all these skills in a way that allowed me to tell a story 'greater than the sum of its parts.' Brendan Fletcher
There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone. Duke Ellington
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. Ira Gershwin
Just because I grew up a white guy in America doesn't mean that's the music of my life. Ezra Koenig
Yeah, you know, I performed occasionally. I was in such despair because I just - if I didn't have my music to connect with, I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to be doing. There was never a 'B' plan here; it was just this. So it took me a long time to find my way. Melissa Manchester
I'm just excited that I get to put out the music I love versus music just for the sake of it. Estelle
The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it? Ronnie James Dio
I wanted my new release 'Get Back Up' to benefit Haiti in their tragedy and I am blessed to use my music to help as your purchase becomes our gift. TobyMac
My music is tonally based. There is plenty of dissonance, but it's used as a contrast. There is polytonality at times and a lot of rhythmic interplay. Stephen Paulus
I'm not a pretty princess, and I'm aware of that, so I like music that is really intense, really bold, and characters that in a way almost have a dark side and are kind of evil because, for me, that's when I feel my strongest and fiercest, when I'm not necessarily the good girl. Ashley Wagner
There's a lot of reflection that goes on whenever I write a song - it's been a wild whirlwind last couple of years and there's a lot to talk about, and hopefully that's evident in the music. Nick Lachey
I think a scientist's job is to explore the Universe, to explore the cosmos around us. People always want to know - why is that useful? Well, on just pure fundamental grounds, on some level it's like art, it's like umm, music, it's aesthetics, it's like philosophy. You want to know where you are in the Universe. Brian Schmidt
And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music. Karlheinz Stockhausen
I just want to play music with a band, live. Jessica Mauboy
You're playing serious music, and you want to be taken seriously. When they get my age wrong on the program, I wish they'd make me older. Leila Josefowicz
We were raised without movies, theater or music. We had only nature, the hills, the trees. When I got on the set of 'Manon,' I wasn't star-struck because I didn't know what a star was. Emmanuelle Beart
I very rarely listen to music in my car - a lot of people make fun of me for it. But sometimes I listen to music on YouTube. I'm like a teenager. Gillian Jacobs
I always give a lot of credit to Ronnie Dunn for making me fall in love with country music. Brett Eldredge
A lot of the lessons that are taught in football will promote success in anything you get into after football; for me, it just happens to be music. Being disciplined. Good character. Trying to do the right thing, and working hard. Sam Hunt
Music is, of course, a universal emotional experience, cutting across cultures and languages. I studied piano for ten years as a child and consider that experience one of the most valuable in my life. Alan Lightman
'New Jack City' was a perfect marriage of music and film. They used a lot of musicians: myself, Christopher Williams. People that were popular because of their music were given the chance to act. And the soundtrack was incredible. Ice T
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. L.A. Reid
I think youth will always be connected to the strongest music at the time because... I don't want to use the word 'tribal,' but there was this sort of familial affiliation that people would feel with the music they were listening to. John Darnielle
It's like there's the rest of the world, and then there's America. Part of the reason I would really love continue to making music over here because so much of American music has inspired me, whether it's Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen. Tom Odell
It's a great honor when somebody takes your song and does something different with it. That's what music is all about: to constantly change what somebody else has done. Laurent Brancowitz
If I have to work in McDonalds, fine - I had a really great run and made a living at music for 20 years, and how many other people can say that? Juliana Hatfield
Sondheim writes the music and lyrics, and because he's so smart and goes so deep with his feelings, there's a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about. Bernadette Peters
Professionally, I want to keep playing music; I can't escape that. Jason Mraz
My music appeals in America. There is less of the purist criticism I get here. And to be a hit in the U.S... what singer doesn't have that dream? Katherine Jenkins
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. Dolly Parton
We've got great fans that rock and roll won't have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever. Tanya Tucker
Music is really something that makes people whole. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kansas City, I would say, did more for jazz music, black music, than any other influence at all. Almost all their joints that they had there, they used black bands. Most musicians who amounted to anything, they would flock to Kansas City because that's the place where jobs were plentiful. Jesse Stone
If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports. Michael Mandelbaum
I came up playing in both punk rock bands and hip-hop bands, and I found a more universal way of reaching people, especially with music that has a message to it. Michael Franti
Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We're storytellers. Lionel Richie
I love music but, of course, I'd choose love over that. Leona Lewis
I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table. Fab Five Freddy
All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music. Sean Combs
To me, there's two kinds of music these days. There's ephemeral music, and there's music that has lasting power and depth. Daryl Hall
Sometimes I like to make music together with a singer or with singers. Klaus Schulze
Marilyn Monroe never sold a platinum album. And more people know my music than what I look like. Shania Twain
I do focus my energy on music, but it's just the way that the industry works. I kind of have to take what I can get when it comes to acting and show up so they'll hire me. And music I get to do when I have time. It's not that I focus less, it's just the way it works. Zoe Kravitz
The only thing I was any good at was music. Don Gibson
My favorite music isn't necessarily the songs that One Direction come out with. That doesn't mean to say I don't secretly really love some of our songs, which I do. My personal tastes... I actually like quite a bit acoustic and more mellow kinds of things. Louis Tomlinson
I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener. Arvo Part
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. Franz Liszt
I think there are unseen powers who don't want pop music to be anything other than glorified Madonnas. Steven Patrick Morrissey
Unauthorized use of these MP3 files is really creating a problem for artists in the music community. Hilary Rosen
Music is something that I have to do on a regular basis. It really is my life and I absolutely love it. It's a part of my day-to-day. So if I had to choose, it would be music. But I love acting too. JoJo
I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello. Anthony Holden
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception? Claude Debussy
I studied directing prior to acting and I've done music videos and documentaries and things that were sort of well-received. Matthew Gray Gubler
Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract. Leo Ornstein
For me it's also - the music is equally as important. I mean I think as somebody who writes music, there just has to sort of be the marriage between both. Katey Sagal
That's the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility - but not have it be about solos. Charlie Hunter
Donald had reached its further edge, and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep obscurity of the abyss below, when there rose from the opposite side a strain of the most delightful music he had ever heard. Hugh Miller
Music reality shows are a good thing, especially for those seeking a career in music. Kailash Kher
My style is boho chic. I love that time period - the patterns, the prints, the people, the music, the vibe. Vanessa Hudgens
I did some acting in college. But then everything stopped when I was a junior, in the fall of 2001, when I started becoming religious. Once I became a full-on Hasidic, I stopped everything. I stopped music. I stopped acting. Matisyahu
Music is still above all else the thing that does it for me. Bob Geldof
Country music is the people's music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are. Faith Hill
I'm always going to do that - record and make music. Norah Jones
When I heard Grateful Dead music, I knew that it was the most powerful force on the planet. Mickey Hart
I'm actually loving the soundtrack to 'The Secret Circle' that our music supervisor Liza Richardson puts together, like Washed Out and Cults, but my favorite band is Bootstraps. Shelley Hennig
There's many different genres, and when you see R&B and pop and house, as well as electronic, come together, that's the reality of what music is. David Guetta
It is surprising how many professional athletes, along with their families and friends, are gaga over movie and music stars, and the reverse is true with entertainers and sports stars. Cheech Marin
I know when somebody's heard my music. I can hear it in their music. Ariel Pink
For years, I've thought about a project or a way where I could do acting and music together, and I never really thought that would happen. Then 'Nashville' came along, and it was like a dream come true to marry both of those worlds. Jonathan Jackson
Like all tools, modern technology has produced some wonderful moments in music and also some horrors. Hugh Hopper
I think it's so dope that I'm here in Chicago and contributing to the music scene that's thriving. People are so happy Chicago's shining that everyone is willing to say 'I represent Chicago.' That wasn't always the case. Chance The Rapper
I find in music there's a space and a language I can use to express things in ways I can't describe conversationally. Sufjan Stevens
I think that the process of making music is a hard one to describe as well. Steve Hackett
Inside, I've got a real purist desire and dream about the music. I like the idea of being able to carve out a kind of magical, colourful, artistic, inspirational life. And the reality just turns out to be quite different, working with the business to bring this thing you have created into the world. Damien Rice
Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid. Robert Ashley
I feel my live shows are my music; everything blossoms from the live shows. Xavier Rudd
I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music - no matter if it's hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it's rock n' roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it's a smash, then I'll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That's what I'm a fan of - great music. Nayvadius Cash
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music. Stendhal
A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they're stuck in that safe place. Dave Grohl
I see myself as an actor with a love of music. William Shatner
I think 'pop' can be a bit of a dirty word. People are very cool in Australia. They don't like to admit that they like pop. There are people who listen to Triple J and cool stuff like that, but commercial radio is massive, and if you look at the sales of the pop songs every week, people love pop music. Ricki-Lee Coulter
My two great loves are music and horses. Betty Buckley
Every song has a bouquet, which is the music. If you can put words with something that is really apt, then you've done it. Roy Harper
Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it. Toni Braxton
Obviously classical music tends to be stuff that is usually at least a hundred years old. Steve Hackett
Synthesizers were looked at as stealing the soul of music, but then there were these new bands who used it to contradict that idea. Brendon Urie
Jazz is people's music, a collectivity. Steve Lacy
Every now and then, a lot of bands doing the same kind of music will organically sprout up at once. Kathy Valentine
I had teachers in high school to point me in the direction of the University of Indiana School of Music, and after IU, I went on to study at the Academy of Arts in Philadelphia. I graduated in 2006. Ailyn Perez
You should listen to a lot of different music. Joanna Newsom
Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music. Ruben Blades
Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable. Brian Eno
I can live for my music, but I don't need to be recognized everywhere. Jose Gonzalez
I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything. Ashlee Simpson
I sometimes listen to music to get into some place that I need to get. I don't think it's because I have a musician as a father that I do this - most actors do. Mickey Sumner
In music the passions enjoy themselves. Friedrich Nietzsche
There's only so much you can do with a male voice in dance music. Calvin Harris
I make music for the hips, not the head. Norman Cook
I don't want to put my fate in country music fans; I'm too stubborn. Natalie Maines
If you don't already know about jazz music, how would you be exposed? How would get an opportunity to find out if it spoke to you? If you get exposed to it enough, you might find a taste for it. Esperanza Spalding
'Partita' is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another. Caroline Shaw
We're incredibly excited to be launching Communion in America, where not only are there literally thousands of excellent musicians that we want to promote, but it's also a country full of passionate music fans that we want to feel part of the Communion experience. It's a massive deal for us to expand, and we cannot wait to get cracking. Ben Lovett
I like a no-drama set. I welcome visitors by and large; I like music playing on sets between set-ups - all that stuff. Chris Eigeman
My son always says I like very weird music. Cornelia Funke
Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am. Gil Scott-Heron
I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big. Lady Gaga
I began observing, making paintings of my surroundings, taking a vow of silence, listening, composing music, writing, and making time for formal education. Then I started telling stories. John Francis
We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them. Nobuo Uematsu
'Punk rock' is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it. Iggy Pop
There's an awful lot of resources that can be drawn upon in an improvised music concert. Fred Frith
The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the '60s and '70s and '80s, that's what it was. Akon
People don't have fun making music all the time. Ken Hill
People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?' Al Yankovic
They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry. Siobhan Fahey
And my career, the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background. Jon Secada
My first performance was in second grade with my friend Rodney Fisher, and we worked up versions of 'Long Tall Texan' and 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.' It gave me a little early confidence that I could actually do this music thing. Lyle Lovett
The very fact that I've had those established me to continue on to do new music and new projects. Juice Newton
I let the song come to me. Then that thing comes to you, and you just know what that thing is. Music isn't like a 9-to-5 job. You never know. It's just the most unpredictable thing. Benny Blanco
I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I'm working on. Clint Black
I don't feel a real need to specify the meaning of something. When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn't know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music. Kyp Malone
It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living. Lamar Alexander
When I turned 30, I started to feel all those miles. At times, you want to turn the faucet off a bit, but I never want to stop traveling. That's what it's all about - taking the music to the people. Brandi Carlile
I remember when I was coming up, the music stores where you could get guitar strings was where I got my records from. Now the place where you get your records from is where you can get your DJ mats and your mixers. Jam Master Jay
The climate suits me, and London has the greatest serious music that you can hear any day of the week in the world - you think it's going to be Vienna or Paris or somewhere, but if you go to Vienna or Paris and say, 'Let's hear some good music', there isn't any. David Attenborough
I find it very, very hard. He was part of the fabric of my life. We were kids together, and teenagers. We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music. Robin Gibb
I've been auditioning for a few movies here and there. I don't want anything to get in the way of the music any more than it has. It hasn't really gotten in the way; I've been doing two things at once. Cassie Ventura
If you date a musician, you're never, ever really gonna be first either. You're gonna be right behind the music and maybe right close. Gary Allan
I'm an electronic guy, I'm a freak for electronic music but real instruments, the dynamic range of it, and the emotions, there's no comparison. Armin van Buuren
For me there are two types of country: There's the shoot-yourself-in-the-head country, and then there's really good country music. Avicii
I'm not a goddess, for crying out loud. I'm a regular person who took feminism - which I have a deep connection to - and mixed it with music, which I really love to do. Kathleen Hanna
Does film music really matter to the average moviegoer? A great score, after all, can't save a bad film, and a bad score - so it's said - can't sink a good one. Terry Teachout
For you, it's a silent movie. For us, it's a talking movie because we had lines on set. There's a lot of noise on set and music. We spoke in English, in French, in gibberish, but it was very alive. The challenge was tap dancing. Jean Dujardin
I take a baths all the time. I'll put on some music and burn some incense and just sit in the tub and think, Wow, life is great right now. Brian Austin Green
I was addicted to playing music. Hunter Hayes
I think I have a more wider scope for music, I have more taste for music. Dennis Brown
I never listen to music in the house, I listen to music in the car. Peter Tork
I literally left school and went straight into music via art college for a year, and I've been so involved in my job of writing songs that the more actively involved part became channeled into standing on the stage and saying things that way. P. J. Harvey
I've grown up on gospel and blues music, and now it's a huge part of who I am. Benjamin Booker
Oh, I am such a nerd when it comes to music - I only listen to Broadway! Laura Osnes
People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater. Minnie Maddern Fiske
There's no meaning to life without music. Everybody has their own connect with music. Kailash Kher
There's sketch, improv, writing, acting, music, and badminton. Those are the seven forms of comedy. T. J. Miller
Country music has to evolve in order to survive. Blake Shelton
It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music. David Byrne
I don't find music being less important than, like, politics. Kurt Loder
When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out - so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don't need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily. Caio Fonseca
The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too. George Grove
I listen mostly to live music, and mostly my musical experience was playing music with other people. Linda Ronstadt
I listen to old jazz and classical music, and that's it. Kenny G
Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind. Kenneth Edmonds
I can't really even name a person I like in hip-hop music. Angel Haze
You'd go in, read the script once for timing and then you would sit around and play games. The sound effects people would come in and we would do a dress rehearsal so they could get the effects and the music cues in place. Then you would wait until you went on the air. Dick York
I like to separate the music- and lyric-writing processes if I can. I'll sort of noodle around on my keyboard and my computer until I have a beat or a chord progression, I'll record it as a loop, export it to iTunes, then walk around with the loop and sort of talk to myself in the loop, and that's how I get the lyrics. Lin-Manuel Miranda
I can remember just learning to walk and trying to dance like Elvis and sing like Elvis, so I was very, very passionate about music at a very young age. Drake Bell
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. Christina Milian
I think as far as the music industry is concerned, it's kind of been the wild, wild West in a way with the Internet, which is not necessarily a bad thing to me. Queen Latifah
It's hard for me to say that what I'm doing isn't even really music, because deep inside of me, what I want to do is much greater than music. Todd Rundgren
The break down for kids is communication. Music helps bring that bond. Sheila E.
Ideals are not something I can control. It's not logic that convinces me of something, it's what my heart says. My heart has a way of involving me in things, which can only be good for the music. Michelle Shocked
My first favorite band that made music important to me was the Beatles. I was a little kid. I didn't know who was singing what song or who wrote what song. Chris Cornell
I love being a part of country music. I love going out and... doing things for the first time for country music. I always enjoy that. Garth Brooks
Jazz is letting everybody do his or her thing with the music. Percy Heath
I never get tired of exploring Americana or country music, and I always have a little bit of a crooner in me that never seems to go away. K. D. Lang
I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste. Les Baxter
When no one's buying your records, it's easy to justify selling a song. But once you start selling records, you can't really justify having two songs in Cadillac commercials. It looks greedy. And it is greedy. This whole music thing should be about music. Patrick Carney
Writing is not work. In fact, there's nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs. Toby Keith
Well, I am very happy that I was able to play a part in bringing music from the streets onto the radio and into modern culture, I worked very hard and always believed in the sounds I was creating. Ice T
I listen to Christian music. Mariano Rivera
One of the album's songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out. Chaka Khan
I think it's all about the people who listen to your music, and loving playing and writing. Once you've got those two, and they're your main two priorities, then radio and TV and all the other stuff that comes with it will come. But that's not the be-all end-all. Gabrielle Aplin
Anyone who watches a lot of television, or listens to pop music, is familiar with a certain vision of America. If not exactly colorblind, this America is one in which different races easily interact, in which a white person might have an Asian boss, Hispanic stepson, or African-American frenemy. Wesley Morris
So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening - even though my parents music was way cool - to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that's just where I came from. Slash
I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world. Anthony Braxton
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. Elvis Presley
I have music in my brain all the time, all sorts. Daniel Barenboim
It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular. Wanda Jackson
When it's time to make music, that's about getting lost for me. To be a control freak is not half as good as being a freak who's casually in control. You're feeling around in the dark for something that feels good. Josh Homme
I believe that music is a spiritual language. My everyday self is pretty mundane and boring, but when I'm making music it allows for me to communicate a kind of transcendence that I can't communicate otherwise. Sufjan Stevens
But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives. Michael Hutchence
I use iTunes for downloading music, but I always decline when prompted to update this or that new version. Rachel Sklar
Starting out really punk came from not knowing any better and listening to music like that, not knowing how to play music - well, still not knowing how to play music. Beth Ditto
Sound quality was supposed to be one of the big selling points for CDs but, as we know, it wasn't very good at all. It was just another con, a get-rich-quick scheme, a monumental hoax perpetrated on the music consuming public. John Mellencamp
Music was definitely a way out. Instead of playing basketball, I was going to recording studios. Flo Rida
I love the fact that people can relate to what I'm saying, even if it's not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression. Corey Taylor
I'm making music that I love and I want to hear. At the same time, things like making money, making crazy money - you gotta find ways to reach to everybody but uplift everybody. Tyga
Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music. Tony Blair
I get really excited about other female acts. I feel inspired when I see another women succeeding in music because it makes me realize that if they can do it, I can do it. Rachel Platten
It's a particular skill, I think, doing backing vocals. You're blending the vocals between the gaps, between the music. Lisa Hannigan
When I do a festival, I want everyone to have a party, I think it is kind of similar to a club where everyone is there to have a good time and celebrate not being at work or just being able to have fun. I love people dancing to my music as well; if I can make them dance I feel happy. Katy B
I write music to both the situations and the lyrics in plays. Jerome Kern
The thing is, I don't take anything for granted anymore - my family, my music, you name it. Alex Lifeson
If I'm not writing songs about things I've actually been through, it ruins the idea of making music to me. Austin Carlile
When I was a teen, I was never really into the captain of the football team or the student body president. The guys I liked were quirky and different: They listened to music I'd never heard of, never had lunch or gas money, and could always make you laugh. Sarah Dessen
Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want? Wassily Kandinsky
I want to write, direct, produce, but in steps. I want to take steps. I don't want to just jump in because I sold a lot of records and just feel like I can jump into the movie world. Naw, I want to learn the movie world like I learned the music world. Snoop Dogg
As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate. Suzanne Farrell
The music that I make, the younger musicians are referring to it as 'stretch' music. Christian Scott
When I started music, I think it was responsible for keeping me sane, because training as a dancer really kept me in good spirits amid all the crazy stuff that happened when I first became popular. Kate Bush
My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre. Andy Garcia
To be honest, I'm really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists. Justin Chon
But times changed, and I changed, and I didn't feel that way anymore. The Beatles were happening. I think that was probably the main thing. The Beatles just changed the whole world of music. Barry McGuire
Folk-punk artists like This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb or Paul Baribeau were popular in the Florida punk community. I saw people early on combine roots music with more aggressive music. Benjamin Booker
Music is my only guide. I don't care if people pigeonhole me. Miles Davis is my hero. He covered Cindy Lauper and Michael Jackson, and he didn't give a hoot about what the purists said. Meshell Ndegeocello
I'm never uncomfortable with anything I do. I never feel like I regret anything. I love music, you know? All kinds of music. Juicy J
My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling. Al Jarreau
If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing. Eddie Van Halen
I grew up on soul music. I was a dancing little creep. Kim Basinger
I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium. Maynard James Keenan
I want to write, I want to sing. I want to do the same thing for others, have my music, hopefully do that for others one day, not realizing what I sort of had to climb. I had an idea a little bit, but I think that I underestimated the whole thing. Lisa Marie Presley
The music wasn't going to happen, and I realized I had read so little. I didn't know my way around any century. I was very under read. Nicholson Baker
All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds! Yoko Ono
I try to listen to over a hundred different songs a day. I listen to every single thing. If you're just listening to pop music, you're just gonna make pop music. I listen to Adele, Yo Yo Ma, Gucci Mane. Benny Blanco
Law became boring, but like every job I've done, it helped prepare me for a career in music. Estelle
It was a relief to be able to do my own band, because I was very responsible for all this amazing music I didn't want to mess up before. Dhani Harrison
When it all started, record companies - and there were many of them, and this was a good thing - were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music. David Crosby
I go to a club to relax and hear the music on a big sound system. I don't go to pull a guy. Katy B
I mean as long as I have been doing music I know I am only 30% of what I could be and want to be. Tim McGraw
It's easy for me to care about Toronto, because Toronto is a community that cares about itself. It represents the world. It talks to itself, and because it does, it figures out that there must be a music garden as part of its existence. Yo-Yo Ma
I know that there are going to be people that don't like my music, but I think in the industry itself it is always that, 'Oh. you're from the 'X Factor.' There have been certain radio stations that will not play your song because you are from the 'X Factor,' yet they'll play another song from an artist from another TV show. Olly Murs
I love music. Isaac Hayes
I'm a big fan of electronic dance music. Brendon Urie
I get interested in the various ways that music is being done in the culture, and some of it I like thoroughly enough to want to learn about it. The way I have been successful at doing that is to become part of it. Chick Corea
We realized that Elite has the potential to really add value to a company like La Perla, due to its relationship to the fashion business, links to music, to entertainment, all of this tends to point more and more to the luxury consumer. The fashion world is one where Italy has clear excellence. I see the potential with it very clearly. Silvio Scaglia
Music will save the world. Pablo Casals
There's a pattern when tours start - a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There's a pattern of going to jail. There's a pattern of passion for music. Nikki Sixx
I always knew, that in some way, I'd be connected to, and involved in, the music business. Jeff Healey
I'm a B-boy at heart. I still like rhyming. It's just the radio game is like Chinese arithmetic. It's hard to know what nuts to crack. But I still love music, been dropping music. Never stopped, really. Ice Cube
I don't really know how music and comedy are similar. I try never to dissect it theoretically or academically. Eric Andre
My idea is that artists should make their music available for free, and fans should only pay for it if they really like it. Kim Dotcom
I'm not a household word. The climate for original music is always a bit difficult. Jane Siberry
I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now. Ann Beattie
I guess one thing that makes my music stand out is that it is quite hard to determine what genre it is. Seinabo Sey
My husband John Lennon was a very special man. A man of humble origin, he brought light and hope to the whole world with his words and music. Yoko Ono
The value of music is to be able to play one note at the right time in the right way. Herbie Hancock
I didn't want to be the girl who posed in 'Playboy' and then - by the way - made some music. Neko Case
Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory. Neil Diamond
I heard this music coming out of the radio and it was 'Ain't Nobody's Business.' It got me. I thought, 'I can do this.' I decided just like that. No romantic story. Jerry Leiber
I was feeling really restless in my hard-rock band. I wanted to learn more about storytelling in music, and that's what country music is. Lindsey Haun
I loved the guitar, and I had all of this music in my head. My passion for the guitar and the ideas for what I could create musically were equal. So that's where I was. Steve Vai
Engineering producers who don't play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there's a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description. Bill Laswell
After all, in today's music scene every band seems to steal from other bands. Maynard James Keenan
I love seeing the fans of the music that I make. Gavin Rossdale
The basic idea of a hyper instrument is where the technology is built right into the instrument so that the instrument knows how it's being played - literally what the expression is, what the meaning is, what the direction of the music is. Tod Machover
Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&B pretty well, and it's all a part of what we consider to be 'black music.' There is a natural synergy between the three. John Legend
My favorite workouts are the ones that don't feel like I'm working out! So, dance is a big one. Another is any kind of isolated moves, like ballet moves. Anything that works the glutes and legs - sign me up! And I like to blast the music. I have to get lost in the music. That helps. Sarah Shahi
I had a vision of myself as a novelist because that was where I could be serious. I couldn't with music. Peter Hammill
I'm putting out this free music, constantly putting it out. Kendrick Lamar
I've been gearing up for this future of writing a lot of new music by digging into my favorite old stuff, and twisting it around and highlighting the things I really love. Caroline Shaw
I have always been into music. That's my number one passion. Audrina Patridge
I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy. Alban Berg
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard. Warren Bennis
The reasons why I left were to do with my interest in Buddhism. There were experiences over a period of about six months which caused me to decide to give up music, so one morning I felt I had to go to E.G. Management and tell them. Jamie Muir
I personally do not listen to a lot of music. It helps keep my mind free. I don't want to sound like someone else from the get-go. I want to express myself and the world in my head. Victoria Legrand
For me, fiction isn't very cathartic. It can be a broad, long catharsis, but it's a whole different thing - whereas music is physical. Essentially, it goes in through your ear. Fiction is cerebral, necessarily. It can do emotional stuff. But they don't really compare - not for me. John Darnielle
I like movies, because it's kind of a combination of every art, it's like it's picture, it's story, it's music, it's kind of like a clash and a collide of every art. It's really neat. Jonathan Jackson
Making words rhyme for a living is one of the great joys of my life... That's a superpower I've been very conscious of developing. I started at the same level as everybody else, and then I just listened to more music and talked to myself until it was an actual superpower I could pull out on special occasions. Lin-Manuel Miranda
I travel often, which can make maintaining a workout schedule a little difficult, but I try to make time for it whenever I can. Sometimes I wake up extra early so I can fit in a run or a bike ride, and other days I'll just blast music and jump around or watch a 30-minute exercise video. Bethany Mota
As long as there are people trying to play music in a sincere way, there will be some jazz. Lee Konitz
Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that's what I really like. Joan Armatrading
I wanted to play music. I didn't think about where it would go or what it would do. Charlie Simpson
I always try to make the music that I like and think my fans will like. Alan Jackson
The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music. Michael Jackson
I think the Beach Boys' legacy is 'Fun, Fun, Fun,' you know? We're calling our next tour '50 Years of Fun, Fun, Fun.' By and large, the Beach Boys' legacy is about incredibly positivity. We've traveled around the world and uplifted the spirits of hundreds of millions of people. Our sound is one of the most recognizable in all of music. Mike Love
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou
When I was a boy, I had a baseball team of my own. We played on a vacant lot between Ninetieth and Ninety-second streets. I had a little menagerie of my own, some pigeons, guinea pigs, and so on. On Saturday mornings, I had to take my music lesson. Then the members of my team used to come see my menagerie. Jacob Ruppert
I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down. Novak Djokovic
When I have sat at home with this God-given talent for music for a long time, somebody approaches me out of the blue and asks me to play for them. It's almost as though there's a force somewhere which is saying 'no sittin' around, out you go! Jeremy Spencer
I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set. Sting
Well, I love what you would call boys' music, you know, the prodigy, banging techno, music that girls generally don't like. Chris Lowe
It's real primal; I just like playing music. Ronnie Dunn
There's always so much music around me now, it seems like everything has to be something with music, so in my spare time I try not to listen to anything. It's so hard for me to listen to something without trying to see a benefit in it: 'Maybe I'll make my own version of that track or maybe I'll do this or that.' Avicii
I drove right into the music with the same sort of attitude as I went into the football stuff with. Just found a routine and hard work, and it helped me progress a lot faster. Sam Hunt
School was pretty good about letting me take up music and that's where I had my first musical ideas and first said, 'Yeah, I'm going to be a musician.' I just had to do a quick stop gap in the army first. James Blunt
The problem is the following, black music is increasing encumbered by white elements, often pleasant but always superfluous, easily and advantageously replaced with black elements. Boris Vian
In the beginning, I was so inspired by the music. I had the option to make something modern with classic undertones, but I wanted to make something that was exactly like that old sound. Leon Bridges
I've never been in the music industry, only acting. Victoria Jackson
When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn't know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music. Kyp Malone
It's such a lonely existence, living with a rock n' roller. No matter how much he loves you, he will always love his music more. Anita Pallenberg
You know, I think music is very interactive. It's a - it's a language. Jake Shimabukuro
I tend to start with a full set of lyrics, and then my producer, Joel Little, and I work on the music collaboratively. Lorde
I like listening to old soul music. I like Sam Cooke. When I was growing up, the first things I was listening to was Whitney Houston and Cher. They were really big inspirations for me. Rebecca Ferguson
Country music has the great stories. Etta James
I started playing music when I was 12 years old. Chris Jericho
As a musician, I hear the harmonic value of everything - I just enjoy music. Darren Criss
I am terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music will be put on records forever. Arthur Sullivan
If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them. Luciano Pavarotti
I think the world is very much embracing this whole concept of musicians going out and playing their instruments and playing music for music as opposed to music that has something to do with some form of image or imagery. Les Claypool
Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him. Charlie Byrd
What music does to me, it helps me balance my inner pressure so that I can deal with the forces outside that are trying to pressure me. Emmanuel Jal
Especially girls, but any kids exposed to music programs and arts programs do much better on their tests. They have a better chance of going to college. They can focus better. You know, we're not just automatons learning how to work machines and do engineering and math and science. All of that's great, but you've got to build a whole person. Bonnie Raitt
I am for sure a redhead and there aren't that many of us out there in music. Melissa Auf der Maur
Actors' performances in films are enhanced in a million different ways, down to the choice of camera shot by the director - whether it's in slow motion or whether it's quick cut - or... the choice of music behind the close-up or the costume that you're wearing or the makeup. Andy Serkis
I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets. Spike Lee
I am really a very shy person. If I appear, it is because of the music, not because I want to be seen. Enya
I just want to make good music. That's it. That's what I care about. Shamir
Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it. Pat Boone
You know, I had the music baskets and the writing basket. And I had the acting. And those eggs just hatched first, and the others were slow to incubate. Laura Bell Bundy
In many ways I'm an experimental and new music composer that comes from a rural tradition rather than an urban one. Sxip Shirey
I'm clearly most well known for my music. Eventually, ultimately, I'll be writing books. I'm still writing articles now. I just consider myself a writer. Alanis Morissette
Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time. Benjamin Hoff
I wish I'd gone to music school or just started playing in bands sooner. Rachel Platten
For the longest time, I didn't even want to admit I was serious about music. Before the Shins, I would tell myself, 'Oh, I'm going to figure something out someday.' I had this romantic vision of being this old dude maybe making guitars or something. James Mercer
There are more bad musicians than there is bad music. Isaac Stern
Stylistically, I love make-up. I love doing my own make-up and stuff, but clothes-wise, I actually didn't ever really care. Initially the fashion world was more interested in me than the music world, which was strange when I first started singing. Lana Del Rey
My Dublin wasn't the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and community. Colin Farrell
I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV. Nina Blackwood
Songs are about just being totally honest and putting those words to music. Tom Odell
Music is the medium that has taken me around the world, and I would be lying if I said I could live without music. Brandon Boyd
I listen to music, I read scripts, and I know pretty intuitively if I can unlock it in a way. It's actually very liberating when you understand that not everything is for you. Diane Paulus
I was looking for some way to put my music to some service on a nightly basis. You go into a town, you play a little music, you leave something behind. That idea connected us to the local community. It was a very simple idea, but it really resonated with me. Bruce Springsteen
Some people think electronic music is cold, but I think that has more to do with the people listening than the actual music itself. Imogen Heap
I've been painting and drawing and taking pictures as long as I've been writing music - and I've actually been drawing longer than I've been writing music. Brandon Boyd
What is music about? You can't listen to one era, one composer, and know what music is about. Twyla Tharp
My feet always danced to Irish traditional music, but I was very glad to get out of the North of Ireland in the mid-Seventies when it was really closed and tight and relentlessly unforgiving. Ciaran Hinds
Normally, things are viewed in these little segmented boxes. There's classical, and then there's jazz; romantic, and then there's baroque. I find that very dissatisfying. I was trying to find the thread that connects one type of music - one type of musician - to another, and to follow that thread in some kind of natural, evolutionary way. Jerry Lee Lewis
A movie goes from several stages, from idea to script. As you continue shooting, you will make some adjustments. You're constantly adjusting. It's like a piece of music. You're constantly trying to make it better. Robert Rodriguez
I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that's what gets a dinner party off to a fun start. Ina Garten
The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness. James Gates Percival
I am optimistic about the future of music. George Crumb
I guess I would call my music 'blues punk.' There's a lot of influences. Benjamin Booker
I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, 'I want to be a country music star.' Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, 'I want you to go to college.' So we had a discussion. And I'm pretty stubborn. I'm a lot like him. And he said, 'If you go to college and graduate, I'll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.' So he bribed me. Eric Church
To me, country music tells a story about, and deals with, the way people live their lives and what they do. Randy Travis
I practice and work hard at my music, but I'm not saving lives here. Harry Connick, Jr.
I think the world is ready for some rock 'n' roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it. Vince Neil
The 'Muppets' were a very big part of my childhood, and 'Flight of the Conchords' definitely has elements of the 'Muppets' in it, specifically the way we mixed music and comedy. Bret McKenzie
I was bred and raised in a multi-cultural music background. Coco Lee
Cartola is an artist from Brazil who didn't record until much later in his life, but had a big influence on a lot of famous artists down there, like Gilberto Gil. I discovered his music recently when I was in Brazil. Jesse Harris
I'd say, if you want to be an artist, start with your art; start with making great music and it will, hopefully, eventually cut through all of the nonsense that is out there. Queen Latifah
Music shouldn't be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time. Jerry Only
Music is its own language - if you don't speak it, it's hard to say what you're trying to do. Zedd
The Taliban's acts of cultural vandalism - the most infamous being the destruction of the giant Bamiyan Buddhas - had a devastating effect on Afghan culture and the artistic scene. The Taliban burned countless films, VCRs, music tapes, books, and paintings. They jailed filmmakers, musicians, painters, and sculptors. Khaled Hosseini
I feel most comfortable keeping versatile when it comes to music genres. Thia Megia
The only thing I've ever wanted to do is really make people happy, offer some sort of positivity with music that I've written. The Chili Peppers do that for people. They're already established. I still want something that came out of me, and out of my heart. Josh Klinghoffer
Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it. Brian Eno
I just know that I'm a fan of all different kinds of genres. You're supposed to be free doing music, and that's how I feel. Bruno Mars
There's still not as many women in music as men, and I don't really know why. I don't have the answers. I do wish there were more women that played music. Mary Timony
Sure, I love people, and I want to communicate with people. I mean, what is music anyway? It's a form of communication - at least for me it is. And that's why I play the kind of music that I think - that I hope - can communicate with people. Kenny G
I think for us up-and-coming artists, once you're out there, once you've put stuff up, once people know who you are, once you discover who you are, we're all in the same boat: it's down to whether people appreciate the music or not. Ella Eyre
Since I'm allergic to various things, the army wouldn't accept me during the war, and I got into the Office of War Information, which sent music to Europe. Elliott Carter
I want to make music that I like; not something that I have to make because I think it's going to sell. Macklemore
I want to let fans know how much I appreciate them and how much I appreciate them showing interest in our music and me personally. Randy Houser
Any saxophone player will have those influences come through in their music in a very different way. I can listen to the same 10 sax players as someone else for my entire life, and we'll both play completely differently. That's the beauty of being a musician. Kenny G
Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned. Martin Freeman
A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you're aware in anything you do - and it doesn't have to be yoga - it changes you. Being present changes you. Mariel Hemingway
My mother was a very talented pianist, and she was a music teacher who hated to teach music, actually, but she loved to play, so I was brought up with Chopin, Debussy and Mozart. Peter C. Doherty
There's no borders or lines you can't cross anymore. Everything is getting blended with everything. That's the dope thing about music now. Some people don't like it, more of the older people. They want to, you know, go back to old-school New York hip-hop. ASAP Ferg
I don't know if I have a 'Greatest Album Ever.' I really liked 'The Blueprint' by Jay-Z. The production on that album was really great. 'All I Need' was the first song I used for walk-on music in 2002 for my second time ever on stage, so that means a lot to me. Hannibal Buress
When I started making music, I was so heavy into the hyphy movement. That's something you only know so much about if you were right there living in it, submerged in the culture. G-Eazy
People ask me all the time which I would prefer doing more, but I honestly can't say. When I'm filming, I'm like, 'No, this is my favorite,' and when I'm writing music and recording and performing, it's like, 'This is definitely it.' Cassie Steele
If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues. Aulis Sallinen
To me, getting to do music and videos, you work on a character. Being onstage is acting; you get to be larger than life and larger than yourself. Carrie Underwood
The new independent spirit at Warner Music is a perfect fit for a stand-alone label like Maverick. Guy Oseary
I have that love for music, when you are finding either old gems that you never heard or newer stuff that perks your ear. It keeps you trying to look for new stuff to write about it. You don't spin your wheels. I take that same approach to music and books. Corey Taylor
Shania Twain brought a whole other fan base to country music with her sound, the way the videos were produced. Faith Hill
I always like to say that the music I'd like to make is somewhere between Pan Sonic and Scott Walker. But I don't sing anything like Scott Walker. Josh Klinghoffer
I've never been much of a guitarist. I mean, I've played forever, but I was always more of a rhythm kind of guy. I don't read music. Oscar Isaac
And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor. Phil Lesh
I like to play music. I like projects. I like excuses to hang out with my friends and play music. Stone Gossard
John Lennon was a musical genius. All I have to do is think of some of his songs and even the titles make me feel good... and I'm not the only one. His music has crossed cultures and even generations. Ray Comfort
I don't even know if I always entirely get what I'm trying to say right away with lyrics. I like a lot of things that are more subtext. I grew up mishearing lyrics my whole life, but somehow there's so much more, too, that's implied in vocal delivery and the music itself and the gestural quality of it. Kim Gordon
It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting. Matthew Sweet
The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience. Then we licensed the album to EMI. Georgie Fame
I've found that music allows years to fold like an accordion over each other, so I guess you don't feel the passage of time as much. Amy Grant
And it's a crime because the great plays of history, going all the way back to the Greeks, are part of everybody's heritage. It's just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart, that's everybody's heritage. Tony Randall
Well, my sister played trumpet. Can you imagine having a sister blowing the trumpet around the house, Fred? And my brother, he played piano. Everybody was playing some kind of music, so it was natural for me to get into it. Freddie Hubbard
Especially now, with 'Glee,' it's allowed a lot of kids to love music and performing at a young age. All ages watched 'American Idol,' but I think it was nice to be able to show kids, 'Hey, you can be here, too.' David Archuleta
Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll; women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant. Ani DiFranco
Whenever people get to see you, it's a great thing. Once people see an image and see the character, they can get into the music a lot more. Ryan Cabrera
The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has nearly always been hampered by the false assumption that the object was not so much to inquire into what is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens. Eduard Hanslick
Seeing people catch a feeling in their spirit and sprint the aisles of the church while my cousins played driving, uplifting gospel stuck with me. I let that same feeling wash over me when I experience and perform music. Lizzo
Like anything important, anything you need people to hear - you've got to have music for it. You've got to make it at least a little piece of a song or sometimes a whole song. Trey Parker
Instrumental music can spread the international language. Herb Alpert
I'm starting to feel like so much of rock music is derivative and boring. Mary Timony
Not only am I putting music out there, I'm giving part of myself away. Kina Grannis
My mother was a choreographer, so music has always been around. Lindsey Haun
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Albert Schweitzer
Whether you listen to a piece of music, or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug, or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not what it has in common with others of its kind, but what is singularly its own. Basil Bunting
If I just did music, I might go insane. I need words; I need stories. And it's the same the other way around. Natalia Tena
I'll admit that I'm not quite certain how to sum up an entire year in music anymore; not when music has become so temporal, so specific and personal, as if we each have our own weather system and what we listen to is our individual forecast. Carrie Brownstein
I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music. Amos Oz
I like a lot of things about yoga - its an intro to good music; with each good teacher you study with, you learn a lot about them personally; it's not just about specific technique or poses. I also like Shavasana - not too many exercise routines let you nap at the end of them. You don't see nap pods in CrossFit gyms. Charles Michael Davis
I don't know if music can change the world overnight but I know that music can help someone make it through a difficult night. Michael Franti
I started casting. I cast music videos, but I kept getting fired from jobs because I was iconoclastic in my ways of casting. Lee Daniels
It is desirable that people make music on the breath, with the breath. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
My solo music - I get up onstage, I improvise and it's my improvisation. When I get up onstage with Fred Frith and Mike Patton, then we're improvising together. Then it's not my music; it's our music. John Zorn
People say, 'Gee, you don't really do political music.' Well, I sing a lot of songs about how men and women and lovers treat each other, and none of us want to be talked down to or belittled or ignored or disrespected... So I'm proud to be a feminist. Bonnie Raitt
Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music. Brian Eno
I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard. Jeremy Renner
I make a playlist for every character I portray. Music plays a huge part in helping me understand a character. Every time I get a new role, I will take a chunk of time to just sit and listen to a bunch of songs and select the ones that make sense in my mind for that character. I can't even explain how much it helps me. Richard Harmon
You program music with an image and then people are desensitized. Julie Taymor
It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music. Tom Petty
A whole generation of veteran composers has never taken a stand or provided an example and has produced in the music academies generations of docile workers for the music industry. What can you expect from downtrodden workers who see music as a type of profession, like stenography, and not an act of creation that by its nature is subversive? Itay Talgam
Cumbia is a beautiful rhythm. It's a music that has indigenous, African and European components. It's played in all of America - from Argentina to the U.S. It has mutated and been nurtured by everyone who comes across it. Juan Campodonico
As a crew, G.O.O.D. Music is taking it to levels that really haven't been done collectively. Kanye is someone who knows how to make classic albums, a true thinker. He got me in the mindset of being a true thinker and always planning out every move you got going. Big Sean
I love music, and I once thought about doing a choral scholarship, but the people put me off. Rory Kinnear
When Pandora doesn't pay, and bars don't pay, and weddings don't pay, and nobody buys CDs or shirts or concert tickets or lessons, then the musician can't make a living making music. Kent Beck
I listen to music constantly while writing. Orson Scott Card
First, I was a glacial blonde doing music programmes. Then I was the film kind of sexy bird late at night. It was frustrating like I guess it's frustrating for everyone who is not fully employing their talents. Mariella Frostrup
I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature. David Amram
It wasn't until I was about 17 or 18 years old that I got into music. Christina Milian
Cranking the Auto-Tune is so easy to do that there's almost no systemic resistance to trying it. So when someone's stuck for an idea, that's what they do. I mean, to the extent that it's been embraced by an entire idiom of club music and culture. Steve Albini
My plays are for the kind of black people who relate to funk music, to Parliament-Funkadelic. When those guys get out of a spaceship - the idea that black people are from outer space, there's a poetic truth to that. We are this vast people. Suzan-Lori Parks
Music was always a big part of my family. Only a few of us had the talent - or the courage - to walk out on a stage. Patty Loveless
I think that's my gift in this world is to put experience into music. Elle Varner
I would enjoy sitting in a rocker... listening to soft music and contemplating the things of the universe. But such activity offers no challenge and makes no contribution. Gordon B. Hinckley
First of all I listen to music. I like music. Gyorgy Ligeti
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.' Elvis Presley
When I first started making ambient music, I was setting up systems using synthesizers that generated pulses more or less randomly. The end result is a kind of music that continuously changes. Of course, until computers came along, all I could actually present of that work was a piece of its output. Brian Eno
People are people, and I get a bit annoyed that the music business only focuses in on the big metropolises. I find that people that don't live in big cities are just as likely to enjoy music as people that do live in big cities. Eddi Reader
Music is a lens through which to see who we are. Every phrase of every piece of music is trying to tell a story. Charles Hazlewood
You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way. Dick Dale
I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being. Michael Tippett
I went to 13 schools in 12 years. We moved all over the place. Music was the only thing that I could get behind... I wasn't that good at socializing. I'm still not. Ronnie Dunn
Probably my favorite piece of music, as an album taken as a whole, is Bruce Springsteen's 'Greetings from Asbury Park.' I just think it's incredibly pure. It's a sound that sort of broke new ground, and I think it paved the way for a hundred people that sound very similar. Shane Black
My faith plays a big part in who I am: a Christian guy playing pop-rock music. I'm in a pop-rock band, not a Christian band. Nick Jonas
I was working with a great actress - a superior artist in every way - and she really liked Celine Dion. I tried very hard, but I couldn't understand it. I just can't listen to Celine Dion! So I guess music is a deal breaker. John Cusack
I always say that the problem with jazz accessibility is not the content of the music, it's people's ability to access it. Esperanza Spalding
When I'm singing, it's like I'm at home. And music is a great healer. I think I'd have been a basket case if I hadn't been a singer. Lulu
I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like 'Letterman' and 'The View,' and I've heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven't felt any negativity toward me or my music. Steve Martin
I like a lot of different kinds of music. I like strong projects, big music. James Iha
I think country music is popular - has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it's simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches. Dolly Parton
Goodie Mob is my passion, the core of me, the fight, the struggle. I'm still as much of an underdog as I ever was, and my music is still as anti-establishment as it ever was. I want to satisfy that rebel side. It's not null and void. I'm a whole being, and I'm just coming back full circle. CeeLo Green
I used to like the Jonas Brothers, but only because I thought that they were good-looking, not because I actually liked their music. Dionne Bromfield
I have one piece of music, since 1997, and I don't see it having lyrics. Where does it go in this world? So I haven't recorded it. Joni Mitchell
I would rather fall flat on my face than try to just make a quick dollar by making music that fits into the radio format right now. It does nothing for me. Ariel Rechtshaid
People love events - they love performances, they love music - and I think Australians are great entertainers. Cate Blanchett
I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car, and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to that music and the context into which it falls. I'm really working on him about that. Aimee Mann
Distributing the music is so easy it's moot. So now the delicate art of calling attention to your music means everything. Marketing is distribution. Derek Sivers
And there's some Latino music I like, and some reggae music. Merle Haggard
I work so I don't need to make rent through my songs, and I think if more people engaged with music without needing it to provide for their welfare, you're not beholden to anyone. Ian MacKaye
I've always worked on all different types of music, some with specific project goals and deadlines and some not. Sometimes I would write a piece of music that is almost like a film score or weird electro pieces, wherever the muse took me, and I still do that. Serj Tankian
I wouldn't want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don't think it works in other music, other kinds of playing. Derek Bailey
What I really want to do is, first of all, get my music out to the world. And then I would really just like to reach other kids all over the world and tell them to believe in themselves and prove to people that you can do anything you want. Neon Hitch
A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special - spiritually or however you can. Charlie Byrd
I started to use music almost like a therapist, where it's like, everything that I don't really dare to say or speak about, I can sing about. Tove Lo
I grew up listening to 1980s country music, mostly. Early '90s. That time period was my favorite. Blake Shelton
Many fail to realize this great recording industry was built by so-called jazz artists. And at the other end of the spectrum, a base in European classical music as well. Ahmad Jamal
For four years, my mum allowed only church music in the house. Estelle
My first gig was at Radio City Music Hall when I was 13. Questlove
I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years, both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz and pop of the early 20th Century. Jeff Healey
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.' Barack Obama
I don't want to limit myself musically. It would be really limiting if we'd neglect something we really want to do, like explore other styles of music. Billie Joe Armstrong
Doing something like that, quite radically changing your approach to sound in one go, could leave you high and dry. It's happened before where people have changed direction and then everyone's stopped liking their music. Tom Jenkinson
I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I'd love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I'd love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith. Stacie Orrico
My main thing is music; it's what I do. Vanilla Ice
My music is the most 'me' thing about me. Everything is in my music. Banks
Music can be useful during training to help get you psyched, and I still listen to music on easy climbs or in the gym. But during cutting-edge solos or really hard climbs, I unplug. There shouldn't be a need for extra motivation on big days, be it music or anything else. It should come from within. Alex Honnold
I guess some fans like art and get it, others are just into the music, don't really turn up and have an opinion. The fans that have shown interest are all with me all the way. Will Sergeant
I'm always gonna have the darker edgy music; it is always in my pocket because it comes so naturally to me. Yelawolf
People sort of imagine Chris Morris and me sitting somewhere dark, with dripping taps and chilling background music. In fact, we like to sit on his roof in the sunshine - and there's an endless amount of just sitting there, going, 'So, erm, er, what shall we do?' Peter Baynham
Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears. Joanna Southcott
I think that people respond to honesty in music, so I only choose songs that are the truth for me. Alison Krauss
Living in Cape Breton, it's really all about fiddle music, so it's not like there were other instruments out there that tempted me and it was like I had to decide which one. It was automatically fiddle, because it's the predominant instrument in Cape Breton Island. Natalie MacMaster
I've also directed, shot, and edited several music videos. Richard King
I'm a big fan of comedy music. Ray Stevens
The whole world has changed much since the '80's. In the united States, rap music and country music dominate radio and that certainly wasn't the case in the early '80's. Sheena Easton
My husband is a former rocker and in charge of our humungous music collection, and I've recently been asking him for classical music. Gayle Forman
Strangely, I feel that I become increasingly reclusive in my normal life and more open and candid in my music. Mika
Gospel music played a huge part of my life. I was too scared to audition for the choir, but through my own music, I was also able to find spirituality for myself. Leon Bridges
I went to my first drum n' bass rave when I was 16 and remember being terrified. Looking around, trying to figure out how to dance to this music, watching some girl in some hot pants, trying little ways to learn her movements. Katy B
When I was 17, I listened to reggae music. I loved Bob Marley. I started growing dreadlocks. It's always been my way, that the outside matches what's going on with me inside. Matisyahu
I moved to New York to go to Julliard Drama School. Didn't sing a single note of music. Mandy Patinkin
The idea in The Man that Would Be King was that the music should recreate all that majestic surrounding and emphasize the adventure, but also speak about the frustration or, rather said, the curse of both protagonists, even before happened what happens them. Maurice Jarre
Pop music has always been about the mainstream and what appeals to the public. Patti Smith
I don't want to sound like Ross; I don't want to sound like Puff. I want to make my own music: French Montana. French Montana
After I moved with my mother to St. Louis, my older sister and I went to see Ike Turner, who was the hottest then. His music charged me. I was never attracted to him, but I wanted to sing with his band. Tina Turner
I'm about making music and spending time with my family. I've been in the spotlight so long that I'm looking for something different. Big Boi
I tend to support and get behind issues instead of candidates, because of the whole 'Super Bowl' generalization of our world - You're on this side, I'm on that side; you're a Republican, I'm a Democrat; you're country music, I'm rock music. Brandi Carlile
I do think it's probably true to a certain extent that you tend to sing music that fits your voice. If you're Lou Reed, you're unlikely to become a country singer. Teddy Thompson
When I was really little, I wanted to be a taxi driver or a bus driver; I loved the fact that I could play my own music when I wanted. But I can't imagine actually doing that now; I think I'd get bored. Eliza Doolittle
At one time, I was persuaded to want to make music, and people answered me that that was not possible. Yannick Noah
Music is such an intensely personal thing for me, and I knew if I was going to do it, it would be in my own way. Debby Ryan
The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn. Robin Trower
I play sad bastard music. For the money. J. Tillman
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.' Buddy Guy
I like acting and being a musician. It's like comparing apples and oranges. But I really like my day job. I've always played music since I was 12, and I guess I always will. Dennis Quaid
The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time - producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers. Shakira
When this genre of music started in America, Metallica was up north in California, we were in Southern California, Anthrax was on the East Coast. We each developed our own metal music, and after 30 years, we're still playing our metal music. Tom Araya
Once music ceases to be ephemeral - always disappearing - and becomes instead material... it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time. Brian Eno
Seriously, my music really does help my acting, and, like, getting in and out of a character from a different lifestyle and writing a song about it. Likewise, my acting inspires the music because I can write a theme that I wouldn't necessarily approach at all in life. Bryan Greenberg
You get the feeling that on a lot of days the audience for most music would kind of rather not be faced with the artist, especially because we've been educated to think that the artist are these special creatures are otherwordly and aren't like us. Amanda Palmer
I've always listened to music, since I was really, really young. Lily Allen
I went whale-watching, and I was really looking forward to that, but when you see it on TV and you see other programs do it, you're seeing close-ups of these massive creatures, and the music that's added gives you a certain feeling. But in reality, you're stuck on a boat that's bobbing up and down, you feel sick, the whale isn't there on demand. Karl Pilkington
I think there's a deep impulse in most humans to do creative stuff, whether that's music or art, photography or writing. Most people at some point in their life say they want to do something creative - they want to be an actor, a director, a writer, a poet, a painter or whatever. Stewart Butterfield
I gravitate towards happy music. I love the Beach Boys. Zooey Deschanel
I was raised by muses. Women who had men in awe of them and who wrote them movies and wrote them music. Lou Doillon
For me it's about the music, and it always has been. Maybe for some other people it's more about money. Ace Frehley
I was really, really, really enthusiastic as a kid. I was up for anything. I was hugely into music and theatre. I was a big musical theatre kid; I loved reading. Amanda Marshall
I always wanted to get into rock music so I could cover up my real personality, change my voice, and create a false self to hide behind. Ariel Pink
My musical knowledge is so bad it's embarrassing. When composers discuss music with someone as primitive as myself, they have to talk about it in terms of senses and emotion, rather than keys and tempo. Jane Campion
One thing that I always liked about fashion was that it was tied in with music and art and film. Tavi Gevinson
Middle grade fiction, to me, is really about emergence of self. It's about expressing the idea that the world is going to start affecting you more, and your parents' influence is going to wane. Middle grade is when a lot of kids discover their passions - art, music, sports, what have you. Greg van Eekhout
As a dancer, I love music that makes me want to move. Carmen Electra
The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me. Alton Brown
It's always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don't know where it comes from, it's just there and I don't question it. Miles Davis
I had gone to Oxford to read music. I had done music all my life, but when I got to college I didn't want to do it anymore. Sophie Kinsella
I never advise anyone to sacrifice something else because of music, but then I don't see why they would have to anyway. Mick Taylor
One of the most important things to me as a songwriter is to make music that's young and fresh but also soulful and real. I want people to feel like they know me once they listen to my songs. Tori Kelly
They say women and music should never be dated. Oliver Goldsmith
All I can hope to do is instill great morality in my son and trust him along the way. The music he listens to or how he chooses to wear his hair doesn't define his moral compass, and if he wants to listen to country music and wear a cowboy hat too, that's fine. Mark Hoppus
Music is my religion. Jimi Hendrix
I like to think I don't make music for ignorant people. Tinie Tempah
Music, first of all, is completely about abstraction, which is exactly what architecture is not. In a way, it has been incredibly constructive to know what true abstraction is. So you don't fall into the trap of thinking that what you do is abstract. Rafael Vinoly
I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished Music,' number one, and number two, with my artwork - I was taking unfinished work into the gallery. And that's how I was looking at it. Yoko Ono
I also love Dido and Nelly Furtado and people who are really into their music like that. And I love Renee Zellweger. Hilary Duff
I don't think I have ever met a single person who isn't moved by music of some kind. Lesley Garrett
Music's been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal. Ray Charles
I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening, for the rest of my life. It's a natural form of expression for me, the same way I draw and write and sing. Brandon Boyd
The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time. So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening. Peter Tork
My father was interested in bringing reggae music to the entire world. Ziggy Marley
Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century. Gavin Bryars
The native music of North America, the original-roots music of this country, is also the underworld music of this country. Robbie Robertson
I'll refer to my music in color, like 'This song needs to be bright red.' Janelle Monae
Oh man, I love what the South brings as far as the soul, and I really have noticed from even the early days of listening to OutKast and Goodie Mob that Atlanta and the South has a diverse sound to it. You have bounce music. You have soulful musicians. You have artists with vocals who try to do different things. Common
Obviously, it's great to know that your music is being listened to. Victoria Legrand
Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It's very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance. Rachel Kushner
You can still make music that people love, but there won't be more innovation. I started listening to electronic music a long time ago. But mostly I listen to rap. I think rap is the most interesting. Harmony Korine
Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert. Elvis Costello
It's really cool to see glowsticks at the show, to see dance music culture infiltrating and becoming one with the metal community. Jonathan Davis
I'm dead serious about my craft and just really serious about making music in itself. I take pride in making songs and albums where no two songs sound alike. That's the challenge and that's what it's all about, to keep it original and fresh and funky. Big Boi
In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly. Dave Holland
I use the NordicTrack every other day for 20 minutes. I don't listen to music or watch TV while I do it. I count to myself. I count to 25; I count to 25 backwards, that sort of thing. Peter Eisenman
Whether we're talking about books, music or film, it's all about storytelling. You get a powerful new way of connecting with people once you hear their stories. Craig Hatkoff
My music has always been strong in melodic content. Chuck Mangione
Has it struck you that the music which is regarded as the most sublime in western civilization, which is the music of Bach, is called baroque? Pierre Schaeffer
Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper. Toru Takemitsu
Definitely dub is in my body forever. I think I hear everything through a dub filter. Even when I play rock music, I play through a dub filter. Meshell Ndegeocello
I've got fans and letters from Israel, France Germany, Sweden, London, Africa. They all saying pretty much the same thing, 'Yo, we love you, we need you, put some more music out, please!' DMX
When I analyse the music, I can get really extreme. Charles Hazlewood
What I was going for in the first two albums I didn't necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a 'quickie' sort of 'Let's just get it over with!' But the kind of music I make, there's a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a couple of listens to actually really get it. Norah Jones
I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents, and I think I forgot about that for a little while. Lady Gaga
Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do. Alan Moore
Rock music is electronic music, dependent entirely on electronic circuitry and amplification. John Frusciante
Yes was a band where we could explore some of those ideas, but I knew that if I wanted to get into orchestral music and make a living at it, movies seemed to be a perfect spot. Trevor Rabin
Country music was the music I was brought up on. It's the music that's closest to my heart and the music that speaks to me the most, and it's always been a big influence on my own songwriting. Teddy Thompson
I think too many people look at the arts with a religious outlook. Arts, music, singing and performing, it's all make-believe. Vince Vaughn
When I joined Nirvana, I was the fifth or sixth drummer - I don't know if they'd ever had a drummer they were totally happy with. And they were strangers. There was never much of a deeper connection outside of the music. Dave Grohl
Do you think Duke Ellington didn't listen to Debussy? Louis Armstrong loved opera, did you know that? Name me a jazz pianist who wasn't influenced by European music! Dave Brubeck
I'm not a big equipment guy; I think that people are a little bit shocked by that. I really don't care about gear in general. I care about people and their intentions to make music - it doesn't matter what equipment you have. Dave Sitek
The kind of music I'm dealing with is more a long-term music. Sometimes a little discourage runs along on your thought, but I am here to push it back. Discourage is a sign of weakness, and I don't like to be weak. Burning Spear
I literally came out of high school thinking that I was going to do something in the sports world because I grew up with a very sports-oriented family. My last year of school, I got involved with playing guitar and singing, and I joined a band and I just decided that year somehow that I was going to play music. Dean Geyer
I love weird or funny or beautiful sentences; Joy Williams could write a microwave-oven manual and I'm sure I'd love it, because the sentences would be tuned up like music. Karen Russell
My music is jazz. Yusef Lateef
Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there. Judith Viorst
My friends are mostly familiar with music that plays on the mainstream radio. Jessica Sanchez
In contrast, traditional classical music starts from an abstract musical schema. This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage, when it is performed. Pierre Schaeffer
You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music if you're really interested in it. Cecil Taylor
Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism. It came quite early to music and literature, and a little later to architecture. And I think it's still coming to computer science. Larry Wall
I carry music in my head, so I don't need more. It drives me nuts that, in hotels or on boats, people seem to think you need music 24 hours a day. Miranda Richardson
Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours. Elton John
I have a great body, I really do. But I want to be taken seriously as an artist, and wearing anything that shows it off will be a distraction from the music. That's how my signature uniform, my tuxedo, came about. It's classic and timeless. You'll see me in black, white, and a pop of color on my lips. That pop adds a little magic. Janelle Monae
I like loud music. I like music that fills my ears. I'm just going to pull out my iPod and see what we got here. We're always interested in new bands because we have a retail store in northern California. I think it's got to be happy. Tyler Florence
I'm definitely interested in making more music and uploading new covers; I like to take suggestions because it's more fun if people know the song. Debby Ryan
I have truly eclectic taste in music, and I seem to cycle through phases in terms of to what's inspiring me. I'll go from Beethoven to Sigur Ros; world music, Brit-pop, classic rock, blues/jazz, even the odd bit of heavy metal. Rachel Miner
Over in the UK, the music press can be brutal. They can say wonderful things about you one week, and the next week, you're in the can. Enya
I come from a time when pop music was the coin of the cultural realm and in a certain way was the only coin of the realm; movies didn't matter as much, and not TV - it was all about pop music. In the era when I started - which was the early '60s - it was all about singles leading to albums. Fred Seibert
It's nearly redundant to enumerate the reasons The Beatles are important. There are probably different reasons why The Beatles are important to a musician like myself and to the millions of Beatles fans who just enjoy listening to the music. Todd Rundgren
My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music. Travis Barker
I play music the way it was played in yesteryear. Compay Segundo
My personal style is a big mix. A lot of it's pretty vintage. I love vintage looks. I'm obsessed with the mid '60s era, even '70s, it was a good era for clothes, hair, music, and cars. Kacey Musgraves
I've always loved the songs of the sea. I was first introduced to them back in 1957, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. I used to go to Pete Seeger concerts, and he would do songs like 'Ruben Ranzo' and talk about how the sailors sang songs to do their work - to raise the anchors, pull up the sails and that sort of thing. Roger McGuinn
Aaron Copland was a man that had a very specific point of view about what music should be which was that, he felt that new music should have the composer should show a personality in his music. Elliott Carter
I'm glad that young black people are successful with the music. I'm not a hater. DMX
People need to put my music in a perspective where they use other established artists from the past, and almost all the names I see related to my music are great musicians. Sondre Lerche
I have inherited two of the most important brands in hip-hop, Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella. Reid and Universal Music Group have given me the opportunity to manage the companies I have contributed to my whole career. I feel this is a giant step for me and the entire artist community. Jay-Z
I used to go to soul nights because I loved dancing, and so did my friends, and we loved the music. We used to go listen to black American soul. Rick Astley
Music moves my emotions because music loosens me up. Emmanuel Jal
Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money. Brandon Boyd
I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn't me. Alicia Keys
I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment - to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off. Peter Gabriel
Not all artists have a responsibility to be socially or politically aware, but they do have a responsibility to make great art. They have to find some truth and put that in their music. Michael Franti
I'm a real magpie when it comes to music; it's all random, and there's no pattern to what I like. Rhys Ifans
I don't feel comfortable doing interviews. My profession is music, and writing songs. That's what I do. I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it. Van Morrison
If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will because it is good. Jerry Goldsmith
When I see things that are inspiring, I must write a song about it. Some people make a t-shirt or slap something on a wall with paint, but I must make music and freestyle rap. Flula Borg
When you break it all down, my punk rock is my dad's blues. It's music from the underground, and it's real, and it's written for the downtrodden in uncertain times. Frank Iero
To me, it's like the difference between a pen and a paintbrush. Music draws from almost the identical place as art does, which really is that intangible - it's like you're pulling from the ether. I don't know where it comes from. Nobody really does. It sort of arrives when it wants to. Brandon Boyd
If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one's own. Lukas Foss
I believe deeply that jazz is still a very vital music that has much to say, not just to eggheads, or whatever the musical equivalent of an egghead is, but to ordinary people. Terry Teachout
If you don't have any ties to the music industry, you just love 'American Idol,' you can sit there and do exactly what you do in your living room, which is stare at them and judge them. Neil Patrick Harris
Allan had come down wanting to do some sort of crucial music and I'd been involved in so-called Art Music and wanted to explore other areas - we were approaching it in some quite tongue-in-cheek ways and we had a lot of fun - we spent more time laughing than playing music. Jamie Muir
I go stay a week in these little towns that don't have an art outlet and... go to the schools and play some of the old Texas music, sort of 'go through the Texas country roots' is what they call it. Johnny Gimble
Our show doesn't rely on the typical whistles and bells, and smoke and mirrors. It relies mostly on the music. Juice Newton
Don't get me wrong: there are aspects of buying music online that I love. Instantly being able to hear a song the moment it crosses your mind? Where's the downside? However, I do feel for those too young to remember the thrill of going record shopping. John Niven
I really don't need to suffer. I can really become a happy person and still make good music - in fact, better music. Rivers Cuomo
I've learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business. Randy Travis
My school was OK, but I just wanted to do music. I was a bit of a daydreamer. I wish I'd gone back and paid more attention. Eliza Doolittle
The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false. Fiona Apple
I like to sort through music and see whatever pops out to me or inspires me. If I could have a production team going and kind of mix records with me, that would be cool; to take the records and have them sound the way I want them to sound. But I'd rather sort though music to find them things. Curtis Jackson
I love all Yes music and love to play it live, but I'm most interested in making new music with Yes. Billy Sherwood
What I've learned is that music affects the way you feel. A song can change someone's life. David Archuleta
For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music. Eugenio Montale
The African people and tribal chiefs are hospitable, and African music and dances are invigorating. Li Keqiang
I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure. Allen Tate
I make music for the whole world, not just one borough. ASAP Ferg
Obviously for some people there is a big connection between music and the way you can create a space. Zaha Hadid
I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big. Maynard James Keenan
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God. Felix Mendelssohn
My first memories of music were country music and Ronnie Milsap. Where I grew up, it was what you listened to. And anything else, you were somewhat out of place. Luke Bryan
I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I've done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn't sound forced. Maybe that's because it's all music that I listened to growing up, and it's all music that I love. Avicii
Theatre is about the collective imagination... Everything I use on-stage is driven by the subject matter and what you might call the text - but that text can be anything, from a fragment of movement or music to something you see on a TV. Simon McBurney
Plus, we spend most of our time writing music. Most of the time is spent in the studio in my house. Warren Cuccurullo
It wasn't like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression. Nikki Sixx
People are amazed to see that I wrote all the words and music myself to 'Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America.' Stan Freberg
I love Shakira - she is such a beautiful person. She does so many good things for the world on top of making good music. And she is an awesome mom. When you are Latina, it is all about family, and to see that she prioritizes family and her career at the same time is really nice. Becky G
My music and my fan base is really built off of my lifestyle. Wiz Khalifa
Nobody was listening when I learned how to play music. But there's something about being on stage, talking to the audience, looking at them and smiling, that's always been difficult for me. I'm a lot more comfortable now, but there are still moments of awkwardness. Norah Jones
I respect artists so much, and I absolutely love music as the ultimate art. Christie Brinkley
Music and fashion have had a kind of incestuous relationship since the Fifties. It started with people like Elvis Presley and pop icons like James Dean. Then it exploded in the MTV days. Now, with the Internet, it's instantaneous. John Varvatos
I've always made music that was representative of real life. Eric Church
It's hard to say when the life of a band starts and stops... but playing music together is an act of trust. When that's broken, it's impossible to continue. Kim Gordon
While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then. Garth Brooks
I'm not performing now. What I do now is listen to music all day long. Listening is very nourishing to me. I might go back to perform, I might make another record. I've got a record half finished. Michael Nesmith
As a music supervisor, you learn to embrace the best of every genre, and I really have to say there's nothing that I'm embarrassed of. Alexandra Patsavas
I remember seeing McCoy Tyner in concert, and thinking that the music was incredible, but wanting to be invited in. I figured that humor was the way of letting the audience in. I've gotten a hard time about it, but I love to be funny onstage. John Lurie
I've never had a very quiet voice. I tried in choir to make it smaller, and it just didn't work out. And I listened to a lot of soul music when I was growing up on my own accord. But I was mostly into Mama Cass and Gladys Knight, and they all had big voices too; just different than mine. Beth Ditto
When 'Raw Like Sushi' came out in the U.S., I wasn't considered to be black enough. They didn't really know where to put me. The music wasn't 'black black' sounding. It wasn't R&B; it wasn't straight up hip-hop, although obviously in that dimension and world. Neneh Cherry
Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music. Skitch Henderson
If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame. And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and make music you believe in, well, then you're truly blessed. I think that's where we are now. Edie Brickell
I love all kinds of music. My dad's from London, so he loves David Bowie, the Stones, The Clash. I grew up with that influence while loving poetry and loving all kinds of current music. Adam Hicks
And music was a very important part of our lives. The radio was on all day. Ruben Blades
Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. Eminem
We also listen to PJ Harvey; a lot of driving music. You need something a little more relaxing in the car. Brody Armstrong
Probably the most reliable comfort music for me over the years has been Bach. Rivers Cuomo
I was always into music. I think everyone is when they're a teenager, as a way to drown out the world. Penelope Spheeris
Magne Furuholmen is a very dear friend of mine. A-ha are a classic pop band and they've got some brilliant songs. I'd say 'The Living Daylights' was one of my favourite Bond tunes: regardless of it being a Bond song, it stands alone as a great piece of music. Guy Berryman
I just love storytelling. I write music to tell stories. So when I'm done writing a song, I take it and go, 'Okay. How can I interpret these lyrics differently?' I love taking lyrics that were so close to me at a certain point in my life and then revamping them. I always want to take things to the next level. Hayley Kiyoko
All my friends were cheerleaders, and I was the girl who hung out at home. I just worked on my music all the time. Meghan Trainor
I'm making music with my friends. It's fun. It should be fun. You shouldn't make music if it isn't fun. Cass McCombs
It's so wonderful... if your whole day is rotten, once they start the music, it seems to melt away. Donald O'Connor
I do not want to be bored listening to music that is muffled and known only to the poet himself. F. Sionil Jose
It's hard to find vehicles for your music. Nikki Sixx
The best part of making music, for me, is collaborating and working with new people and fresh sounds and all those things that gets people excited to continue in this business that we all love so much. Mariah Carey
I've looked at pictures that my mom has of me, from when I was four years old at the turntable. I'm there, reaching up to play the records. I feel like I was bred to do what I do. I've been into music, and listening to music and critiquing it, my whole life. Dr. Dre
Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach... love is close by... and you are not alone! With such potency, music should be treated with care. The sound, the feel, the presentation... everything! It is a medicine. It is a teacher! Dave Sitek
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience. Gustav Mahler
We love playing music but we're too weird to play music. Wayne Coyne
The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz. Norman Granz
I grew up listening to the Beatles and being an ardent Beatles fan when I was in third grade all the way to adulthood, and listening to all kinds of music that came to us either at the flea market or in our living rooms or on the 'Ed Sullivan' show - all these places we were influenced by. Sandra Cisneros
I have such an eclectic taste in music. Come to a backyard BBQ at my house, and I will run the gamut from Skynyrd to Sinatra to '90s grunge, rap, R&B, and classic rock. I have issues. If I had to pick one, I love this country artist named Craig Morgan. His music and his songs are so relatable and tell such vivid stories. Mike Vogel
They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. Charlie Parker
Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life. Mariah Carey
But the thing that will always occupy me the most is music. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
When the slaves left Africa, they left us this music. They left us blues. Youssou N'Dour
As you get older, challenges arise that you aren't prepared for, but what got me through it was music. Kate Voegele
I am most proud that I stayed true to the music of my soul. Wynonna Judd
Celtic music will always be around, even if with the mainstream crowds it dies out. Natalie MacMaster
Music was the only voice of cinema for a very long time before we had sound; it's organically linked to cinema itself. Xavier Dolan
I wasn't necessarily frustrated in Fall Out Boy, but there were things that didn't get satisfied, desires left wanting. We didn't all meet on the same kind of music. When bands break up, there are all these buzz words that get tossed around to maintain a front for the audience, but in this case there literally were creative differences. Patrick Stump
The century of airplanes has a right to its own music. Claude Debussy
I would like to do a music person's story, a bio. I've wanted to do Aaliyah forever. But I don't want it to always be like, 'I'm singing again in a movie.' Keke Palmer
Mostly, I just like to write music and spend time with my family and friends and jam. Aubrey Peeples
My secret to success is that I've always loved good music and people. Sid Bernstein
We have to make the physical music a little more valuable instead of just having a download link and a bunch of songs you downloaded from some torrent site. People try to make the music value-less, and I don't think we're going to stop that train, but the one thing that they can't devalue are things that are in the outside world. Lupe Fiasco
We asserted ourselves as a music community, and showed legislators that music is positive. Especially if you've sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes. Krist Novoselic
There's this idea of a star, and this person is very aloof and writes all the music, and they don't talk to anyone unless they go through the record label. And I always felt very uncomfortable about that. Imogen Heap
I know it sounds really lame and hater-ish, but I think 2009 was maybe the worst year for music ever. Mark Ronson
I love music, singing, and playing piano (though I'm not very good). And I adore musical theater. Aprilynne Pike
Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo and the stupidity of the 1970s. Jello Biafra
I hope people half my age and twice my age will listen to my music - I want it to live forever and for my audience to feel like they have a friend in my music. Music is a spirit. It heals. It's an amazing thing to be loved and appreciated, and sometimes, music has not just been my best friend, it's been my only friend. Hunter Hayes
Even though I've been an avid consumer of contemporary music since my early teens, the world of rock music has always been at something of a distance - I listen to it, read about it, I talk about it, but I've had little or no contact with its denizens. William Boyd
A song is a short composition for voice and instruments. It is a piece of sung poetry set to music. It is usually only a few minutes long. Russell Smith
I don't think music affects what words I choose to type in what order, within what punctuation, at this point, because I'm rereading and editing each sentence, at this point, in my published books, probably 100-150 times each, on average, and listening to probably 20-60 different songs in that time. Tao Lin
New York City is a notoriously hard market to perform country music in. Trace Adkins
I would like to use stories as a springboard for children to make their own creative responses. I would like to encourage them to express themselves using music, art, film or whatever, and upload it to a website having been inspired by particular stories. Malorie Blackman
What came up at age 49 is I realized that of all the things I'm interested in, the thing I'm most interested in is figuring out what makes people tick, why people think the way they do, why they act the way they do. And I realized that music is such a great way to investigate why people do what they do. Yo-Yo Ma
A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting. Charlie Trotter
I conceived of an instrument that would create sound without using any mechanical energy, like the conductor of an orchestra. The orchestra plays mechanically, using mechanical energy; the conductor just moves his hands, and his movements have an effect on the music artistry. Leon Theremin
The only time I've ever really felt envy is when I've watched people make music, which made my time living in the now-legendary Jazz Loft at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York a constant source of agony and ecstasy! Harold Feinstein
The reason why Millennials are inspiring is what they give: the music they give. Luis Coronel
We could walk 3 minutes and be on the beach. I think the music kind of suffered because of it. It kind of smelled like Jimmy Buffett, which is a bad thing. John Mellencamp