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There has never been any proper commitment to marketing these artists and their music. We are not Sony.
~By Eddy Grant ~

As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation.
~By Franz Liszt ~

We've been working on a new album, which is going to come out next spring, which is very different, a change of style for us - it's going to be almost like rock music.
~By Neil Tennant ~

I think what I'm going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock 'n' roll and do what I like to do in music.
~By Joan Jett ~

Situation comedies are old-fashioned - they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track.
~By Bill Bixby ~

I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it - I like to see everybody smile.
~By Buddy Guy ~

So I think it was a good thing It was a little surreal watching Leo scream 'I'm not going to die today!' with our music playing - that was the last thing on my mind when I wrote the song.
~By Jon Crosby ~

The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it.
~By Cliff Richard ~

I don't really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour.
~By Ashlee Simpson ~

I really didn't intend to be a musician when I left Japan.
~By Ikue Mori ~

Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play.
~By Van Morrison ~

Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there.
~By Sonny Rollins ~

I think it was 37 years that I did music.
~By Barbara Mandrell ~

Music is not man's invention, but his heritage from the blessed spirits.
~By Tomas Luis de Victoria ~

Whenever you play dance music, it serves a function. It becomes a utility; you have to worry about the tempos and what you're going to play for people. But when you're playing for listening, you're free.
~By Stan Kenton ~

When it comes to music, we live in a very different world than everyone did in the 1960s and 1970s.
~By Vanessa Carlton ~

So okay, I accepted, and I realized while working for that concert that I'd been missing something very important and vital to me, and that something was music.
~By Joseph Jarman ~

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.
~By Boz Scaggs ~

The kind of music I like depends very much on my mood.
~By Annni-Frid Lyngstad ~

I remember listening to Cube's music when I was like 14 years old, my friends listening to it up in Toronto.
~By Scott Speedman ~

I saw The Sound of Music when I was 10 and thought that it was the most beautiful singing I had ever heard.
~By Lesley Garrett ~

My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.
~By Paul Simon ~

Music is the melody whose text is the world.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~

I still tune in to the radio and listen to pop music and enjoy it as much as I ever have.
~By Kim Wilde ~

Music is music whether it is for the stage, rostrum or cinema .
~By Erich Wolfgang Korngold ~

But anyone who knows anything about the music industry knows it's not only about the music.
~By Isaac Hanson ~

My students frequently ask what their next project should be. My advice: immerse yourself in the music you love and you will find what you want to do; you will discover your next project.
~By Lukas Foss ~

A lot of people seem to get preoccupied with what I'm wearing as opposed to the music.
~By Sheryl Crow ~

I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting.
~By Yoko Ono ~

Music can be transformative, utterly transformative. The act of music is utterly transformative.
~By Robert Fripp ~

If you look at music, you see theme, variation, you see symmetry, asymmetry, you see structure, and these are related to skills in the real world.
~By Dave Van Ronk ~

I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
~By William Wordsworth ~

So I am one of those bass players who can do something and musically, it was back then and now it is even more, if you noticed on the new album, I am not playing all the time anymore.
~By Miroslav Vitous ~

Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours. It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera.
~By Lindsey Buckingham ~

Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days when the shows were referred to as musical comedies. Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form. Back then, singer/actors were not the norm. From the 60's to now, it is necessary to do it all to be a consummate Broadway performer.
~By Betty Buckley ~

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.
~By Cecilia Bartoli ~

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.
~By David Amram ~

My parents did not have any interest in music.
~By Maurice Jarre ~

Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment.
~By John Barrow ~

A nation creates music - the composer only arranges it.
~By Mikhail Glinka ~

There is already huge public interest in stage musicals.
~By Tim Rice ~

I am an inventor of music.
~By Igor Stravinsky ~

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
~By Thomas Beecham ~

And I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it.
~By Elvis Costello ~

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.
~By Mary Timony ~

I enjoy all aspects of singing and I'm luckily given the choice to be part of different styles of music.
~By Bryn Terfel ~

It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment!
~By Max Beckmann ~

I truly miss the genius of the music of John Lennon, as I'm sure everybody does.
~By Peter Fonda ~

The Moment is an album that contains the best music I have ever produced.
~By Kenny G ~

I always wanted to play music and have it be my career and knew this by the age of 12.
~By Johnny Winter ~

Right, different generations come along, and discover the music, I think.
~By Wanda Jackson ~

No, I like being a role model because I know how much comfort my musical idols brought me.
~By Shirley Manson ~

I never was very capable of expressing my feelings or emotions in words. I don't know whether this is the cause why I did it in music and also why I did it in painting. Or vice versa: That I had this way as an outlet. I could renounce expressing something in words.
~By Arnold Schoenberg ~

You have to insulate yourself - I'm talking about from everything, people can be talking to you and you won't hear 'em - that's how you write a song. And I haven't been able to do that over here 'cause I'm so busy and then, when I am off, I want to get away from music.
~By Mel Tillis ~

This is our culture, and I don't care who the musician is, if he avoids black people, then he is scared of something. He doesn't have confidence in himself or else he doesn't believe in what he's doing.
~By Betty Carter ~

Music in general is looking for something new overall.
~By Les Claypool ~

The designs were based on quite a lot of research of what a movie musical is, filtered through the eyes of today. If we'd gone strictly with the '20s, the movement would have been impaired.
~By Colleen Atwood ~

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.
~By Jimmy Page ~

I'm also very pleased that we were able to include a full orchestrated score for Dragon's Lair 3D. The 40 different music pieces blend with the action to make you feel more a part of the whole adventure.
~By Don Bluth ~

That's what my music... I'm working on a solo record right now, it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
~By Alan Vega ~

When we came into the studio I became more and more me, making the tracks and choosing the musicians, partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge, Artie wasn't there.
~By Paul Simon ~

I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.
~By Arthur Rubinstein ~

The music business doesn't interest me anymore.
~By Lou Reed ~

He wasn't a great father. He was a great musician. That's always been a touchy one, and it will be until I can find the answer, but I don't know if there is one.
~By Julian Lennon ~

My favorite type of music to sing is definitely those big ballads, I just love doing those power ballads.
~By Pia Toscano ~

When you use music to worship you are not attempting to entertain.
~By Cliff Richard ~

You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they've never heard.
~By Casey Abrams ~

Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down.
~By Dave Grohl ~

We shot 'High School Musical' in eight weeks. I spent longer rehearsing for 'Hairspray' than filming 'High School Musical'.
~By Zac Efron ~

Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that's what I really like.
~By Joan Armatrading ~

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.
~By Amos Oz ~

I think if you play music and you join a scene you're already too late.
~By Joshua Homme ~

There is no scientific discoverer, no poet, no painter, no musician, who will not tell you that he found ready made his discovery or poem or picture - that it came to him from outside, and that he did not consciously create it from within.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~

Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions.
~By Layne Staley ~

One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better.
~By Brian Eno ~

If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
~By Aaron Copland ~

Education, for me, has helped me in my music.
~By Bob Livingston ~

I've made more than 50 records with a wide range of music. I've often veered to check something out.
~By Gary Burton ~

Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos, even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians, of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo.
~By Karlheinz Stockhausen ~

I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.
~By Robert Moog ~

That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about.
~By Ornette Coleman ~

It's a really unfair world because life is, where I am; all day long we listen to American music. So I don't see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American.
~By Miriam Makeba ~

I enjoy playing the band as the band. I 'be' the whole band and I'm playing the drums, I'm playing the guitar, I'm playing the saxophone. To me, the most wonderful thing about playing music is that.
~By Chick Corea ~

There's the soundtrack to The French Connection II'I think It's my favorite soundtrack. It hasn't been released. I actually had to go and get the film and just make a recording of it to get the music.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~

We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big noise.
~By Freddie Mercury ~

Any musician who can stop may be a musician, but they're no artist. If it's in your blood, it can't stop flowing.
~By Paul Westerberg ~

I'm much more of a musician than a poet. I just feel much more confident about my musical abilities.
~By Mary Timony ~

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
~By William Blake ~

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
~By Plato ~

It's unfortunate that music has become such big business.
~By Rosanna Arquette ~

Because of the fashion, the young people don't have any access to the history of music, unless people like me revive it. There are very few people to revive it, because you can't earn any money doing it.
~By Bill Wyman ~

My two great loves are music and horses.
~By Betty Buckley ~

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns.
~By Terry Riley ~

I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music.
~By Shawn Colvin ~

But, you know, I'd be happy just making music.
~By John Lurie ~

The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I've seen, without exception, in my opinion don't work. A lot of people would disagree with me.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~

But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me - as well as Alex and Neil - as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing.
~By Geddy Lee ~

I wanted to be able to play guitar. I wanted to be able to make music hurt.
~By Alexis Korner ~

I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take in everything that was happening. I was completely excited. It was one of the greatest times that I had listening to music.
~By Jay McShann ~

Music and language are a vital element. We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it. Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves.
~By Kenneth Branagh ~

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