Quotes On Music
It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been.
When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.
Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy - and it made me feel something. That's when I realized music was inside me.
My mom loved rock n' roll. My father hated it. We couldn't play it when he was around. He liked classical music and Duke Ellington.
We always go out looking for live music after our shows.
There's just no great rock albums anymore. There's a lot of rock music out there, but it's very bland and disposable.
Things can be really empty in this world, and I don't just mean the music world. It can become a very meaningless place if you don't really understand: 'who am I? Why am I here? What am I doing?' To feel fulfilment and have a deeper level of understanding, personally, that is the most important thing.
I want to continue to produce film, television, and theater, and to make the most amazing music that I've made in my life.
My music comes from many, many, many places. My emotions, my feelings, my thoughts, and conversations I have with people I know who influence me.
I definitely want to act, but I also want to score movies, and I have this idea to fuse classical music with other styles that would give it a different perception.
Music is like my security blanket.
To me, the concept of distance is not important. Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.
My father was a banker, but he was an independent spirit. He was a very good pianist and very much into music.
I'm free from holding personal anger because I can express what I want through my music.
DJs are in incredible competition, musically. And they are the most musically creative and sensitive people in all the music charts. I am amazed how they are.
One day, the dance charts will be the biggest chart in the music world. Because we all need to dance. This planet will be a fun planet when the judges in court will end the day with a dance!
Nothing is written in stone. So don't prepare yourself for a long and lucrative career. You might die tomorrow. Your gold holdings might become dust. Just make the music you want to make now and enjoy it.
In the '60s, people were still very protective of each field that they belonged to. Avant-garde artists didn't know about rock or pop or jazz. And the jazz people of course didn't want to know about any other music. They were all just kind of protecting their territory.
I don't have time to listen to anybody's music. I'm making it, you know.
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.
I came into music because I thought the presentation of poetry wasn't vibrant enough. So I merged improvised poetry with basic rock chords. That was my original mission.
I am not really certain how original my contribution to music is as I am obviously an amateur.
Pop music has always been about the mainstream and what appeals to the public.
I haven't had the most thrilling lifestyle. I was a pretty good dresser, but I would have a pretty boring 'Behind the Music.'
Ornette Coleman is a real musician. He takes all of the things he's thinking about in the world - which is a whole universe upon universe - and translates this into music.
Music television is all about the media-oriented version of what it is to be a rock star; it's not about what Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix were about - which included great images, sure, but they had spiritual and political and revolutionary content, too.
We have such a great depth of human history in all of the arts, whether it's opera or mathematics or painting or classical music or jazz. There's so many things to study, new books to read, and certainly always ways to transform old ideas and to come up with new ones.
I'm always writing. And, I mean, I always counsel people when they call me a musician: I really do not have the skills of a musician. I really don't think like a musician, though I love music and I perform and sing.
I sang 'O Holy Night' with the Vatican orchestra, but also a Blake - a lullaby that William Blake wrote for the Christ child, and I set it to music, and the Vatican orchestra played the music.
I don't believe any artist who says, 'I had to do that because DJs will tell me I can't play that music. I will lose my job.' Well, lose the job and create a new job. If your label won't let you have the cover you want or sing the songs you want, then leave!
Videos have to go hand in hand with your music, so that's why, ultimately, they should be created by the artist. And if they're not, it doesn't really add up to me.
I can't say that I'm always writing in my head but I do spend a lot of time in my head writing or coming up with ideas. And what I do usually is write the music and melody and then, you know, maybe the basic idea. But when I feel that I don't have a song or just say, God, please give me another song. And I just am quiet and it happens.
No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music.
You know when you throw a party, you think people will show up and no one will like each other. It's like that with music - parts of your musical psyche have never met other parts. You wonder if you should get them together.
Music has generally involved a lot of awkward contraptions, a certain amount of heavy lifting.
What you want is for music to love you back. That's why you pay your dues. You want to feel like you belong and are part of this symbiosis, metamorphosis, whatever you want to call it.
I think this whole division between the genres has more to do with marketing than anything else. It's terrible for the culture of music.
Sometimes words are just music themselves. Like 'Chicago' is a very musical sounding name.
I'll refer to my music in color, like 'This song needs to be bright red.'
I'm one of those guys that is still a bit afraid of the telephone, its implications for conversation. I still wonder if the jukebox might be the death of live music.
I didn't really identify with the music of my own generation, but I was very curious about the music of others.
I used to imagine that making it in music - really making it in music - is if you're an old man going by a schoolyard and you hear children singing your songs, playing jump-rope, or on the swings. That's the ultimate. You're in the culture.
If you're in the middle of the ocean with no flippers and no life preserver and you hear a helicopter, this is music. You have to adjust to your needs at the moment.
The whole world recognizes Russia's cultural achievements. It is impossible to imagine the world culture without Russian culture, without our music and literature.
Anything that keeps you happy and writing is part of my writing ritual: I like music, so I tend to have it playing in the background. But if I'm interested, I can write in an airport waiting areas.
Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul.
I have a vision of artists putting into film, drama, literature, music, and paintings great themes and great characters from the Book of Mormon.
To strong, susceptible characters, the music of nature is not confined to sweet sounds.
I like hip-hop and rock music.
Music is a huge part of my life when I am on the road, working out, or preparing for a game. It is something I always go back to, and it is something that motivates me. It gets me hype before a game.
Music is really driving my whole life.
If I could, I would not do anything else. I'd just be in the studio for my whole life. I would never go to parties, events, and red carpets. I would rather just be in the studio for the whole time. I don't even care. Nobody has to know what I look like. I just want to make music.
To be honest, I never really considered myself to be too much of an actress. So, whenever I get the chance to do music, I'm always, like, just in it. It's like, 'Oh my God, I finally get to do this. I'm so happy.'
I've dreamed about doing music since I was three or four years old.
I love making music and I'm falling in love with making records, so it's like having two girlfriends. But I can handle it.
No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.
I don't intend to stop making music.
Here's what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is to just press play.
My music definitely comes from a place of experience. Everything connects to a truth.
My liberty is about living. It's about spreading more love. Even though I was always a peaceful, loving individual, my music sometimes didn't reflect that. But now it's different. My music is reflecting the way I feel.
Look at music for what it's worth around the world and not just America. In other countries, people are still buying CDs and going to record stores. But in America, it's all about digital. The game is breaking down. But, look at me, you need to know how to play the game the right way.
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.
Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a maths problem. I guess everything in life is a math problem, but it can be more about an empirical route to getting the symmetry that you want, and this vibe, sonically.
It's about the stories. If I write 14 stories that I love, then the next step is to get the environment of music around it to best envelop the story, and all kinds of sonic goodness - sonic goodies.
I need to know how many records I've sold, how many album equivalents from streaming, which territories are playing my music more than others, because it helps me in conversations about where we're gonna be playing shows or where I might open a retail location, like a pop-up store or something.
If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it's me. I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged.
I loved the last album, and it was one hundred percent me. But this is like me two years later, who understands a little bit more about music and understands a little bit more about making an album. I wrote a lot more.
But the idea of taking things and mixing them together is what I do in my music. I take hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance, funk and soul and mix it all together to get my own sound.
I'm a pop victim. I love pop music; I love pop culture. I love Olivia Newton-John.
I've always been drawn to people who dance to the beat of a different drum; it didn't matter if they were in film or music or fashion.
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.
I want any kid who listens to my music to see that I am confident with all elements of my personality that I can't change.
I love pop music, but at the same time, I'm seeking to write whatever I'm organically inclined to.
I feel like, if I'm going to have young, impressionable people listening to my music, then I'm going to respect that.
The cool thing about my show and me is that I'm a writer, and I'm a writer first if I don't have music.
The music industry is saying, This is the format, and if you'll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and MTV will expose you, we'll sell records.
One thing I've always loved doing is hanging out and talking music with other artists.
It's just kind of known in the music industry that a farewell tour means 'for now.'
What's scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you're dead.
For me, to turn people on to new music, on to things that are going on in the world, is important.
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.
I do believe that when I'm writing music, I get addicted to the music of the concept of what the outcome of the song is, or the passion behind the lyrics.
I think that music is a lifestyle that you sort of intravenously plug into and unplug from when you do and don't need it. Some people live it 10 hours a day, some on weekends. It's no more important or non-important than that.
It's hard to find vehicles for your music.
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.
As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place. Music keeps the heart porous in many ways.
As hard as it is, as ghetto as it is, hip-hop is pop music. It's the sound of music getting out of the ghetto, while rock is looking for a ghetto.
What I like about pop music, and why I'm still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music.
The great music for so many artists - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones - was always at the moment when they were closest to pop. It would be easy for U2 to go off and have a concept album, but I want us to stay in the pop fray.
Music fills in for words a lot of the time when people don't know what to say, and I think music can be more eloquent than words.
Music keeps the heart porous in many ways.
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
I love music of all kinds, but there's no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing; my kids, too.
I think, in music, you're always hoping that you'll have a like-minded audience and that the music you like making will appeal to them, too.
At the end of the day, every decision I make about my music is about creating a collective.
Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to play music that I liked, and even when I was in cover bands when I was a teenager we only played cover tunes that we liked. That was the simple morality that I grew up with.
It's not the music you hear in your head that other people are going to hear. You have to be able to make it true enough to the image in your head, and that's where technique and technology come in, for sure, and knowledge. It's not true and will never be true that someone who knows nothing can sit in a basement and make great music.
A guitar can be so human, so sorrowful, so angry, and I wanted to figure out how to achieve that vibe without having to actually use guitars, because 'Badlands' is a very futuristic record - and making it that in an era of futuristic music is a really hard thing to do!
I end up pleading my case to alternative programmers - you're telling me that my music is too dark for pop, too pop for alternative, and urban radio won't touch it - so we have a record that doesn't fit in. And what is more alternative than that?
I write songs very quickly, so the 20 minutes of joy I get out of writing a song doesn't compare to the two months of joy I get engaging with the people who like my music.
You can tell if there's magic in something. When you start it, you want to finish it and you want it to be perfect. If you're not inspired, and you're working hard to pull inspiration from somewhere and make a song something it's not, then it's very contrived, and I don't like to write music that's contrived.
As a songwriter, pop music really is a love and a joy and a science, and I feel like a lot of people look at pop music with a very formulaic perspective in numbers and patterns, but an outsider would think that the process is very natural.
It's hard because I think I fall into this in-between space where there's something that's innately feminine about me, and there's also something that's kind of androgynous. I carry myself somewhere in between, and I think my music lends itself to that as well.
I used to work at a punk venue in Pennsylvania because I wanted to be near music.
I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that's what I did when I executed 'Long.Live.A$AP.' I wanted people to really see the message and that I'm an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.
I wanted to appeal to people who've never really listened to hip-hop or really given it a chance before. I've also tried to incorporate all my favorite lifestyle things in the music. Of course, 'Fashion Killa' is one of peoples' favorites because it just expresses how much I like fashion.
I'm trying to find the balance and do, like, 'Spanglish' music or some songs in Spanish and others in English or do a translation.
I have a lot of artists who I just love to hear their music, and I'm a fan of them.
I'm not a musician, but I play music. So it's a strange thing.
I've loved music always, and my music fire was lit by Elvis Presley, really, and all that was happening back then.
Sometimes I forget that I'm supposed to keep people entertained because I'm just making music for my lifestyle and for my people who live my lifestyle. We forget that there's a world waiting on us.
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.
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.
Everyone who makes music is a good collaborator at their foundation because in order to make music, you have to connect to it in a way that other people can't.
The experiences that I've had growing up with music, you know, I couldn't trade them for any money in the world. Dancing in the living room to enjoy myself. 'Enjoy Yourself,' Michael Jackson.
People really feel like music is free but will pay $6 for water. You can drink water free out of the tap, and it's good water. But they're OK paying for it.
I've always believed in good music over bad music. I believe in two sorts of musics. And the lines that separate us, I don't believe in that. That's for people who need to easily define what they're hearing. Me, I'm cool with everything and anything I'm hearing that's music. It comes under one definition for me.
Music is everywhere - you consume it every day, everywhere you go. The content creator should be compensated. It's only fair.
I'll make a song with Rick Rubin, a song with Beyonce, a song with Lenny Kravitz. I just believe in making good music. I'm not trying to section myself off into just making hard-core rap music.
Some people are attracted to vulnerability. From my very first album, I've been vulnerable. I've always given parts of me, parts of my life - good, bad, ugly. I've never put up this image as a super-thug. Also, some people just like the music.
I try to make music with emotion and integrity. And authenticity. You can feel when something's authentic, and you can feel when it's not: you know when someone's trying to make the club record, or trying to make the girl record, or trying to make the thug record. It's none of that. It's just my emotions.
As an artist, you make music. And if you see people who don't know how to market your music, you get involved in it. Otherwise, what you want to accomplish 'gets lost in translation' - no pun intended.
I'm just going to make the music I love to make, and I'm going to mature with my music.
The challenge is to get everyone to respect music again, to recognize its value.
To me, music is entertainment - what else can it be? In fact, it's the only language I know of that's universal.
I've worked with a lot of people on music and often times those things don't work out.
That was the greatest trick in music that people ever pulled off, to convince artists that you can't be an artist and make money. I think the people that were making the millions said that. It was almost shameful, especially in rock n' roll.
Companies that pretend to care about music and really care about other things - whether it be hardware, whether it be advertising - and now they look at music as a loss leader. And we know music isn't a loss leader; music is an important part of our lives.
When Basquiat was hanging out with Madonna and Fab Five Freddy, and all those worlds were colliding, people have to realize hip-hop and the arts were like this 'cause we both were outcasts: we wasn't allowed inside the galleries or inside Yankee Stadium. We were writing in the street and making music.
When I came into the music, I was forced to be a CEO. I was forced to be an entrepreneur; I was forced to... because I was looking for a deal. I didn't have this grand scheme of starting a record company and then morphing into a clothing empire.
My passion is music, you know, and music influences culture, influences lifestyle, which leads me to 'Roc-A-Wear'. I was forced to be an entrepreneur, so that led me to be CEO of 'Roc-A-Fella' records, which lead to Def Jam.
Music is the soundtrack to your life. It's not going to go anywhere. But the way people are purchasing music has changed. It's not the same anymore. It will never be the same.
I don't profess to be a political rapper, like groups such as 'Dead Prez' or 'Public Enemy', but I think social commentary should make its way into your music. Speaking on your neighbourhood is social commentary - what happens, what's going on.
When I listen to Amy Winehouse, I believe that her heart and soul is in the music, or if I listen to other British artists like Duffy or Estelle. The aesthetic of it is different, and it's my point of view. It's not anything formulaic.
With rap, you go in the studio, you make music, you put the music out, then all of a sudden, you're a star: you have a big record on the radio, and you're on stage, and you've never done it before. Let's say your first show is 'Summer Jam,' and you're in front of 60,000 people, and you've never played an arena, ever. You're gonna suck.
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.
The Rolling Stones are much more accomplished than Jefferson Airplane, who are more like tribal people. That is, they present something which exists: The music and the hippie.
My music is going to be true. I'm not out to sell records. I'm experiencing something, and it's what I feel.
Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that's possible, but that's certainly not my intention.
I'm still going to sing these songs because trap is a type of music very popular in the streets, and people want to hear it.
Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.
My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
The world's most famous and popular language is music.
I see my life in terms of music.
He who sings frightens away his ills.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
Music, my rampart and my only one.
Some people have lives; some people have music.
It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.
Philosophy is the highest music.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Music - what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!
The pause is as important as the note.
Music is the poetry of the air.
Music is the strongest form of magic.
Music is the color of sound.
Music should be your escape.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Music is what life sounds like.
Every life has a soundtrack.
I think that music has an endless life.
Where words leave off, music begins.
Music is like a huge release of tension.
I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
It's pretty cool to see how far music can take you.
Music hits us in a really emotional way. For me, it took me away in a way that nothing else could.
When we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.
If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practicing, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary.
Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones.
We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself.
I love the relationship that anyone has with music... because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us probably.
Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.
I need music. It's like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what's going on - bad games, press, whatever!
My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.
Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.
You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
Music is a safe kind of high.
Play it fuckin' loud!
A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn't.
Do you know people who insist they like 'all kinds of music'. That actually means they like no kinds of music.
Music is much like fucking, but some composers can't climax and others climax too often, leaving themselves and the listener jaded and spent.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it.
I've studied various schools of thought... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times.
I mean, music totally comes from your soul.
The bottom line is, I tend to be going back to older and older music.
Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate all that was once so beautiful is dead.
Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice.
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.
The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don't set out to say anything very important.
I make a lot of pieces of music that I never release as CDs.
It's nice, I think, when people use your music for things you didn't think of.
I don't like headphones very much, and I rarely listen to music on headphones.
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.
Editing is now the easiest thing on earth to do, and all the things that evolved out of word processing - 'Oh, let's put that sentence there, let's get rid of this' - have become commonplace in films and music too.
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.
There are certain sounds that I've found work well in nearly any context. Their function is not so much musical as spatial: they define the edges of the territory of the music.
Once I started working with generative music in the 1970s, I was flirting with ideas of making a kind of endless music - not like a record that you'd put on, which would play for a while and finish.
One often makes music to supplement one's world.
I've got a feeling that music might not be the most interesting place to be in the world of things.
Most game music is based on loops effectively.
In England and Europe, we have this huge music called ambient - ambient techno, ambient house, ambient hip-hop, ambient this, ambient that.
Lyrics are always misleading because they make people think that that's what the music is about.
I got interested in the idea of music that could make itself, in a sense, in the mid 1960s really, when I first heard composers like Terry Riley, and when I first started playing with tape recorders.
The prospect of music being detachable from time and place meant that one could start to think of music as a part of one's furniture.
Perhaps when music has been shouting for so long, a quieter voice seems attractive.
Lyrics are the only thing to do with music that haven't been made easier technically.
I've had to keep exploring different ways of presenting the music so I don't repeat myself.
People listen to music the way they want to listen to music.
I don't see music as working.
My father was a minister and so rock music was banned in our house.
This was a time frame when dance music and clubs were having a real impact on culture, and it had an impact on me.
Music is always a reflection of what's going on in the hearts and minds of the culture.
Some of the greatest blues music is some of the darkest music you've ever heard.
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.
What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.
From the beginning, I knew intuitively that if nothing else, music was safe, and that nobody could tell me anything about it. Music didn't need a middleman, whereas all the other things in school needed some kind of explanation.
With music, you often don't have to translate it. It just affects you, and you don't know why.
I dabbled in things like Howlin' Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I'd been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.
I love music.
I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?
I've seen country music go uptown, like we say, and I'm proud I was there when it happened.
I love country music, blues, and punk, and one day I might make those kinds of records.
I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music.
When you actually like each other, it translates to the music.
You have to be willing to deal with the ups and downs of the music, the ups and downs of the audience.
To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it's really fun.
Music is your guide.
I'm prepared to spend the rest of my life playing clubs, if that means I'm playing music that I believe in.
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular.
The ideology of the Smashing Pumpkins was ultimately more valuable than the music of the Smashing Pumpkins. That's what critics can't put their finger on.
To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it's a good, earned feeling now.
Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.
It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today.
I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.
If you like my music, great, and if you don't, whatever. I'm going to keep making it either way.
Oh, I will always be honest with my music. The records are black boxes for me. Like if you want to know who I am, my views, my perspective, things I love, things I hate, my convictions, my anthems. I've never let people's opinions affect the way I write.
I love jazz music and sad music. I'm a sentimental guy. I'm a romantic guy.
The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel.
I'd call what I do pop music, but it's folky and electronic and it doesn't really sound like much else.
Mumford & Sons' music appeals to a lot of America. I'm really proud of them.
Men are wary of me because they know, by listening to my music, that a relationship with me will be quite deep.
I'm quite private. And I never wanted to be the biggest star in the world, really. So in that sense I've got a good balance of doing great shows, of making an appearance every now and then and writing music, and I don't really have to do much else.
Music of all arts should be expansive and inclusive.
People always try to find my agenda, but I don't really have one. It's safe to say that I make pop, but I think that I'm doing important music, too. I've just always done what I wanted to do.
Since I met Starsmith, my producer, I really feel like I'm making music because we write it together and produce it together. I've got a proper involvement in the end product as opposed to just writing a song and finding someone else to produce it.
Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways - water in general, water sounds - there's music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls tumbling, gushing.
I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
I'd like a male to listen to my music and find it kind of fascinating, what a girl goes through when they get heartbroken or get sad or get hurt by something.
A lot of country music is sad.
There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world.
We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they're paid for it.
Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.
I was always struck by how Picasso had no interest in music.
It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music.
I maintain that when I finally retire from my career in music, I will go and live back in Wales - when I am an old person, if I live to be an old person. The water I miss, and the air, there's something different about it. And I miss the simple life.
I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B.
I've always said that Adele has turned so many people on to British singers - whether female singers or just like music from this country in general.
I'm obsessed with the countryside: woods, forests, fields, lakes, mountains. I'm really into folk music and folklore. But more so I'm into electronic music. I'm into bands that have both aspects, like Boards of Canada is a perfect example. You could listen to that type of music running through a woods. It's kind of what I wanted to achieve.
I don't really have a style icon but I really admire the way people dress like Gaga, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. It's good to be inspired by singers who write music and dress incredibly - rather than models and people in the fashion industry who dress immaculately anyway because it's their style.
It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
I met Prince William at a musical festival and he let me know he was a fan of my music. But the invitation to sing at his wedding reception came completely out of the blue. The fact that Kate and William knew the words to my songs was very touching.
I started getting these attacks in 2009, just as my music career was taking off. I'd be doing photo-shoots and started to feel like I was having heart attacks. Increasingly I found it difficult to step outside my flat. Things started to get better after I saw a therapist, who told me I needed to make peace with my panic attacks.
I start really missing London when I go away. I have a little flat, but very central. I live above a pub and you'd think it'd be a nightmare, but I like hearing the music and it's quite comforting.
The making of music is profoundly affected by the market.
We don't make music - it makes us.
People are already finding ways to make their music and play it in front of people and have a life in music, I guess, and I think that's pretty much all you can ask.
Even from a listening end now, I'm still completely a fan of music.
Nature's music is never over her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God's creation... as music.
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.
I'm not suggesting people abandon musical instruments and start playing their cars and apartments, but I do think the reign of music as a commodity made only by professionals might be winding down.
We tend to mistake music for the physical object.
I've rarely seen video screens used well in a music concert.
There's more good music being made now than ever before.
The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part.
I think I'm a music fan before anything else.
So there's no guarantee if you like the music you will empathize with the culture and the people who made it. It doesn't necessarily happen. I think it can, but it doesn't necessarily happen. Which is kind of a shame.
I supply the music for Vampires, which is a new series that's coming out.
Ninety percent of all music is always crap, and when too many people decide they're going to have guitar bands, then ninety percent of them are going to be crap. It's just a given law.
There's something about music that encourages people to want to know more about the person that made it, and where it was recorded, what year it was done, what they were listening to, and all this kind of stuff. There's something that invites all this obsessive behavior.
Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.
What I like about music is the songs you can remember the lines of in a single second.
Music is part of the life of fashion, too.
Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel.
The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That's the only reason. It doesn't sell your music for you.
Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music.
Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
Marilyn Monroe never sold a platinum album. And more people know my music than what I look like.
My music must reflect whatever's going on in my mind, and my life needs to evolve for me to discover who it is I'm becoming.
I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.
All my concerts had no sounds in them they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
I think people need to have fun with whatever they're doing - makeup, their clothes, music, live shows - anything you don't need to take too seriously, don't take too seriously.
Rock 'n' roll music is what gets me off.
Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions.
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
Music never dies. Do we really need another Madonna tour? Does she have to compete with women performers 25 years her junior?
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.
Music is really something that makes people whole.
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.
People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?
For me, music and life are all about style.
Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally.
I'm not trying to clock scores in this lifetime, it's just that things are better now than they were like five, ten years ago. Music has gotten a lot better. There's a lot of people who are committed to - soulfully.
If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist. It's one way to answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.
I listen to music for emotion and I get zero emotion from rap.
I just do what I do. I like to make music.
I want my music to do the explaining.
I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect.
As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually.
Getting into music has changed my personality and way of doing things. I'm far more open now.
In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music.
The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.
Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.
For whatever reason, not all people are born with the particular gift of being able to express ourselves through music. And, believe me, it is a gift.
In the course of transferring all my CDs to my iPod, I have found myself wandering the musical hallways of my past and reacquainting myself with music I haven't listened to in years.
Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that's just not going to happen in my lifetime.
I haven't heard any music on the BBC World Service in a long time. Maybe I'm listening at the wrong times. But not one single piece of music.
After all, in today's music scene every band seems to steal from other bands.
Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.
There's no religion but sex and music.
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.
I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.
We're musicians. We make music for a living. It's that simple. Nothing else matters.
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
When I grew up, what was interesting for me was that music was color and life was gray. So music for me has always been more than entertainment.
Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color.
I'm writing constantly about all my crazy experiences across the world, so I have a lot of music I've already written.
I like when guests come over early and we chop veggies and talk and play music.
I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.
Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
I think it's important for people who love music to retain physical CDs or even vinyl, because it sounds so great and so much warmer than music over the internet.
And you have a record company behind it, this is a key too, you need people to fight for your records, at least a little bit. So if you have a great song, it's catchy, and you've got a little bit of help, I think that's all you need. But there hasn't been that in music.
Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are, but the music work well tighter. And the audiences seem work well together too. We are opening, but we're having a good time.
I like music that's more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild.
I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records.
I sure saw a lot of kids that I'm sure didn't know a lot about us, or we were definitely new to them. The kids who came up to me afterward, we'd talk about music, sign a lot of autographs. So I'm sure we made a lot of new fans.
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.
So it was out of necessity that Blackheart was born. I think it's great that now, 25 years later, we're not only putting out our own music, but are able to put out music by other bands. That's really exciting for us.
I've done some acting and a lot of different things, but mostly it's the music.
Before I settled on music, I wanted to be an archaeologist, an astronaut, all sorts of really diverse things.
Pop music is not a threatening style of music.
I know music is subjective.
Well, I'll tell you, I don't know how aware teenagers are of me. I think it really depends on the teenager and how well-versed in music they are and what kind of music they like.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I've been a fan of electronic music since the beginning.
It seems like a lot of music today is so churned out and simple.
Singing is just a feeling set to music.
The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That's where the music lives. That's where my music comes from.
Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up.
I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary.
Great classic music that I've been turned on to has not only inspired and influenced me, but it has had an effect on my songwriting.
The great moments of rock 'n' roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto.
My husband is a composer, so he plays piano all the time and I sit there and clap telling my unborn child, 'Hear me clap, hear the music.' I know music, in general, is supposed to be good for babies to hear.
People think our music's very aggressive or angry or whatever, and it's just the opposite, really... I like laughing. And I like being really calm before a show, and smiley.
I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.
Rock music is niche.
If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out.
In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?
Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.
I love to make music and stay grounded.
I only want to make music because I have a passion for it.
I always think I'm the Tom Cruise of music - a lot of success and fans, but no critics, darling.
Music is a part of my life all the time - on the plane, before matches, driving out to the court.
The basis of our partnership strategy and our partnership approach: We build the social technology. They provide the music.
The music of Hendrix wakes people up to their possibilities. It's more than just dreaming about being a guitar hero.
I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.
I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That's a real danger.
My music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.
The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
The thing about my music is, there really is no point.
Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
Live music is better.
Yoga is almost like music in a way there's no end to it.
All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the '70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the '80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the '90s. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?
It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most. Singers, like Frank Sinatra and myself, we interpret the songs that we like. Not unlike a Shakespearean actor that goes back to the greatest words ever written, we go back to the greatest songs.
I used to go to Bourbon Street when I was a kid and there would be club after club after club of people who were around when the music started. I mean these are legendary, maybe not so well known, but legendary musicians.
I've spent hours and hours doing research into Appalachian folk music. My grandfather was a fiddler. There is something very immediate, very simple and emotional, about that music.
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.
I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it.
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Soul music is timeless.
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.
We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge.
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.
I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.
There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical.
I don't need my phone to play me music. I need it to be a phone and an e-mail thing.
It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues, you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced to us and I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook on music.
I've been composing music all my life and if I'd been clever enough at school I would like to have gone to music college.
I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.
I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it. I've felt supported by it.
I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.
Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics. The videos are his visual interpretations of our music.
There's something missing in the music industry today... and it's music. Songs you hear don't last, it's just product fed to you by the industry.
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.
Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life.
What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh.
The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
What I'm trying to do is find either existing properties or come up with properties or angles or stories which will create music drama. It's my obsession and most of all I would like to remain working in theatre. I think it's very much alive.
Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
I felt that the elegance of pop music was that it was reflective: we were holding up a mirror to our audience and reflecting them philosophically and spiritually, rather than just reflecting society or something called 'rock and roll.'
I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting.
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.
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.
The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it'll be a hip-hop song. That's the only music you can do that with.
It's really hard for me to sometimes put myself out there, like 'Hey, how do you feel about making music together?' because maybe I'm afraid of rejection or I don't want to put anybody out. It's the Southerner in me, like, 'I don't mean to bother you but do you mind making a song?'
Music is my living. I enjoy selling my music.
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.
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.
My music is fun, kind of cheeky.
I do love country music.
I know that I can sing. That's the reason I started playing music when I was twelve years old.
Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it.
Bands are about these little relationships that make everything tick, and when you create new music you're testing those relationships.
I don't need anybody to market or promote me. If people don't want to hear this music, then it's not for them. You cannot please everybody.
Half the time I feel like I'm appealing to the downer freaks out there. We start to play one downer record after another until I begin to get down myself. Give me something from 1960 or something let me get up again. The music of today is for downer freaks, and I'm an upper.
I think the pop chart today is entirely market-driven. And it has nothing to do with public taste. And it has nothing to do with moving music forward. It's simply a market chart.
That's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It's worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that.
Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.
My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.
Boy bands should be exploded from a great height. They're just pretty people singing music written by others.
To me, John Lennon and Elvis Presley were punks, because they made music that evoked those emotions in people.
I listen to music that is of our time and I just get angry.
Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
I don't read music. I don't write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.
I seriously hate pop music and all things super-commercial.
If I had to play only for people who liked the music because they heard it on the radio, it wouldn't make me happy. That's why I'm working so hard to have, yes, a profile as an artist, but also a profile as a DJ.
Most recently we've been working in concert situations rather than clubs. because there aren't too many rooms there like Ronnie Scott's, that are pure music rooms, where people come specifically to listen to music.
But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child.
I don't listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It's all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You'd have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music - I couldn't sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.
I see a lot of connections between folk and punk music just because they're both subcorporate music - I mean, traditionally.
Pop stardom is not very compelling. I'm much more interested in a relationship between performer and audience that is of equals. I came up through folk music, and there's no pomp and circumstance to the performance. There's no, like, 'I'll be the rock star, you be the adulating fan.'
Ah, reality TV: where opportunists delight in exposing opportunism! It's kind of like the indie music scene.
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite.
I became a set designer for opera. I'm a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.
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.
There are certain pieces of music that are always attached to certain books.
I like so many different kinds of music just because all I did was listen to the radio as a kid.
Music is what I love to do it's in my veins.
Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing.
I have a very lively and colourful show. It's two hours of hits and the music speaks for itself.
Mike Patton is a genius... It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played.
I didn't know much about him, and I wasn't a big country music fan. I listened to the Beatles and David Bowie, so I didn't know a lot about him.
I've always loved hip-hop, since I was a kid, that's the music that I loved. I think everyone of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.
We work a lot, and we have a lot of discipline because we are really tired that people know Colombia as a violent country. We just want to change that face of the country, and the music that we're doing is the music that people want, that people love.
I started using Twitter a lot and realized I had a lot of fans. Then I saw that I can share my music on Twitter and share my YouTube videos on Twitter. That's how I knew social media was going to be a platform to show my music. That's how I started. I started with Twitter.
My life was really focused on futbol, but as those things happen in life, my passion for music won over my passion for futbol. But I love what I do. I don't regret it.
Music as background to me becomes like a mosquito, an insect. In the studio we have big speakers, and to me that's the way music should be listened to. When I listen to music, I want to just listen to music.
Music deals with time and timing. It's so magical, but when you get into it, every little sound and every little space between the sounds, it's critical, so critical. And if it's not there, it not only feels wrong, but it ruins things.
I love music, of course, and many, many, many genres. There are hardly any songs I would say that I hate. There's a couple, and I don't even know exactly why I don't like them.
A lot of music doesn't do one thing or another. It just doesn't do anything. Then there are those pieces of music that thrill your soul. It's such a wide range, and it's really interesting that we all love different things.
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.
A lot of painters listen to music, I think, while they paint. But I hate to do that. It's a horror. I can't really listen to the music. I'm not really concentrating on it, and I'm not really concentrating on the painting.
One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique.
Lauryn Hill, P-Funk, Marvin Gaye, Public Enemy - I have a very diverse palate for music. I can go from Judy Garland to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder to Rachmaninoff. I just love great music.
Children go with whatever makes them feel good - like if that's the color green or orange, they do that with their clothes. As I've grown older, everything reversed. My music, my personality - onstage those things became my colors.
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.
I was constantly involved in music and theatre all through middle school and high school.
I will never stop making music.
I adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.
I don't come from a film background. I haven't learned anything about films or film-making. But I have a thirst to know everything about my profession. I want to learn about cinematography, about editing, about music recordings, about post-production. So when people in the know talk, I willingly listen.
I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to music.
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.
I was very sure I did not want to be the stereotype of what Indian people are seen as, which is Bollywood and henna. That's all great! It's what we are, and I love it. I love saris; I love music. I love henna; I love dancing, but that's not all we are.
My favorite memory about 'Baywatch' is the music. That was my favorite part. It was, like, my calling. And to watch everyone run in slow motion.
My mother was devoted to helping people - with my father's money! - who had great voices but didn't have the financial means to study music. He and my mum gave away dozens of music scholarships, and my mum opened a school in town, introduced opera to children and created fantastic programmes.
When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear, you never forget.
I've been wanting to go into music ever since I can remember. I mean even before I became an actor. I just thought it would be a tough field to break into, so I became an actor instead.
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.
Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it, but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting.
Lyric helps invoke the core person. And, without lyric, it is difficult to touch the core. Lyrical music is the music of India.
I just sort of try to be a good person; try to write music that lifts people and makes me feel good to sing.
Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.
All I needed to do was sing with conviction, speaking my truth from the heart, honestly and straightforwardly, and to offer my words, ideas and music to the audience as if it were one collective friend that I'd known for a very long time.
I hate music, especially when it's played.
Hip hop music is important precisely because it sheds light on contemporary politics, history, and race. At its best, hip hop gives voice to marginal black youth we are not used to hearing from on such topics.
Record labels collude with some of the radio stations, and the radio stations have their play lists, dependent upon what they call the, quote, 'hits.' What's commercially viable gets recycled, endlessly repeated, and as a result of that, the progressive music can't break in.
I think that Michael Jackson, just as an entertainer, as a figure who embodies the contradictions of black identity and the possibilities of R&B music in the '70s and '80s, will continue to be one of the most recognized and formidable human beings that we've ever produced in our tradition.
Michael Jackson fundamentally altered the terms of the debate about African American music. Remember, he was a chocolate, cherubic-faced genius with an African American halo. He had an Afro halo. He was a kid who was capable of embodying all of the high possibilities and the deep griefs that besieged the African American psyche.
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
All my friends were cheerleaders, and I was the girl who hung out at home. I just worked on my music all the time.
It's really interesting how music can knock down a wall and be an open connection between you and someone else where something else can't. When music comes along, it just opens your heart a little more.
I didn't know how well my first album had done; it was enough to get me to do the second album, which was a continuation of the music I'd worked on and perfected.
I think of painting without subject matter as music without words.
But however measurable, there is much more life in music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
It means so much being a part of country music and the Opry.
My friends are mostly familiar with music that plays on the mainstream radio.
Jazz vision is the fusion of music and art a real paradox of same-yet different. Here we play in exchanges, like the hardness of the key of c# major and from the softness of Db major - capturing, reflecting and improvising.
I think it's a mistake where rap music is these days. It doesn't seem to be able to look out of the ghetto and that's ultimately unfortunate, because it defines our limitations.
Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping.
Great music is in a sense serene it is certain of the values it asserts.
If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues.
Country music has always sort of been country music.
Color is a plastic means of creating intervals... color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony.
The Christian community latched onto a lot of my music, because there were a lot of things about my struggle they related to. But I didn't really want to come out and be identified as a Christian, because I didn't want to be a hypocrite, because my life wasn't right.
From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.
A lot of the music that you listen to now is because of the things that the Meters did, the Neville Brothers did, and they're there, the guys who invented those beats that the guys sample today. Such an enormous opportunity.
But recently I began to feel that maybe I wouldn't be able to do what I want to do and need to do with American musicians, who are imprisoned behind these bars music's got these bars and measures you know.
There's an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim - the album with 'The Girl From Ipanema.' That's the most seductive music ever.
Before you can make good music, you just have to shut up. Then the music can say what it has to say.
I practice and work hard at my music, but I'm not saving lives here.
We have been working with Habitat for Humanity and we have built eighty homes, 80% of which are being lived in by New Orleans' musicians. It is called the Musicians' Village and at the center is the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.
I'm a Cancerian, the typical crab with the tough outer shell and the soft bit in the middle. I don't think I'll ever come to terms with people being unnecessarily nasty, but I can take it if someone doesn't like my music - I'm not everyone's cup of tea.
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.
I always want to write erotic music... Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense - about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe... about life.
I started writing rhymes first and then put it to the music. I figured out I could lock it to the beat better if I heard the music first. I like to get a lot of tracks, put the track up and let the music talk to me about what it's about.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
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.
I've programmed myself musically to come up with love-feeling tracks that are romantic, sexy, but classy, all in one. And that's the challenge. Once I create that music, then the lyrical content starts to come - you know, the stories and things like that.
What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.
I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!
Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.
It's been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I've experienced.
I've sung other people's music all my life.
I'm very inspired by past music.
I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock 'n' roll spirit, swagger to the game.
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.
One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there.
I feel like every project I've ever done has had music involved in it somehow.
I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds.
I've loved Michael Jackson, his music, his music videos.
In middle school, I really didn't have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
I listen to crazy, robust rock music where they sing their faces off, and soul music, which can be similar.
Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential. Nothing is sacred. After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative, is threatened.
Pop is a little bit theatrical. That's the whole vibe. That's the point - is that it's great music, great melodies, great hooks. But, on top of it, it's a presentation. There's a showmanship about it. And that's why I wanted to be a pop star.
High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
Everywhere I go I buy new music shirts.
Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.
Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain.
I'm a good music provider, and I'm fine with that. I'm a quality music manufacturer.
I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.
I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible.
It's almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.
Music became a healer for me.
But I did go to music really early on, even when I was 4 or 5, I was responding to music probably in ways other kids were not.
The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false.
I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.
Very much like that, and very much a loner, do you know and I didn't fit really into sport or all kind of group activities as a kid, I couldn't find a niche. And music was not really part of the kind of village curriculum it would, you know.
Although they can do it all the time, you know, they're far better than me, on a musically, on a theoretical music level. You know, they're out of my league.
When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive, and it's a pretty honorable position to be in.
I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I'm white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them.
I always believed in the music we did and that's why it was uncompromising.
I love 70's music.
Music is what our feelings sound like.
Also, because people like to multitask, in a way if you've got a bit of music on in the background and the lyrical content is making you want to listen to it, then that would probably put you off the texting you wanted to do. I think people like things that just make that right kind of noise, but leave your brain free to do something else.
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.
Put you energy into music. If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist. And then if you become a dentist or an accountant, it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It's just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile.
You can never stop discovering music.
What's missing from pop music is danger.
Music is hugely important to me.
You listen to a piece of music and it will remind you of something - it might make you happy, it might make you sad, but it is very emotive. And I think that Duran Duran have always understood that.
Music breaks my heart constantly.
Comedy is like music, and the way to make the best music is to have skilled musicians in your band.
I don't want to be an artist, go on tour and make a video and wear sexy clothes. I would just love to make music.
There was this mountain village in Russia where my music was getting in on some German radio station. I remember this because music used to get up to Saskatchewan from Texas. Late at night after the local station closed down.
In some ways, my gift for music and writing was born out of tragedy, really, and loss.
To enjoy my music, you need depth and emotionality.
The considerations of a corporation, especially now, have nothing to do with art or music.
I came through folk music simply because it was easy to get into it.
Music will always be my No. 1 passion, but I don't have to be doing it professionally. It's not really about that for me anymore. I feel like I don't have to look at it as a career. I can just rest in it and just be.
When you grow up in the music industry, trying to be Britney Spears because that's what sells records and then you realize, 'All I have to do is be myself? I should have thought of that a long time ago,' it feels good to have success come from what's actually inside of you.
I write music with an exclamation point!
Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.
For some reason, the evolutionists have not come up with an evolution-based explanation for why human beings react so powerfully to music. But surely they will.
I'd love to do a modern-day musical that's full of original music. To get your contemporaries to sing and dance without looking foolish and for it to be transformational and magical and all those things a musical is supposed to be.
In these confused times, the role of classical music is at the very core of the struggle to reassert cultural and ethical values that have always characterized our country and for which we have traditionally been honored and respected outside our shores.
I tend to score with songs from Western pop music.
Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.
Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals.
You can have great sequences with music, but if you don't have the acting you're bored after 15 minutes. Or not bored, but you're like, 'So what?'
I'm not trying to keep up or adapt. I'm allowing myself to grow, evolve and create new music.
I love that sense of change that you'd get in pop music every three minutes, every four minutes.
I sing a mixture of everything from opera, folk music, Broadway. It's a mix of things.
When I moved to New York, I fell head over heels back into country music and probably 'cause I missed something about Texas.
I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.
I'm really an inner spirit that only makes itself known through the music. A lot of people think I'm an introvert, or quiet and moody. I've even heard some people say that there's a certain mystery or darkness about me. I'm not that way. I'm just really into what I do.
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.
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?
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.
I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don't think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn't put it out in the world!
I wasn't very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.
I think maybe because of the kind of music I sing, people want to believe you're a diva. They can't believe after eight years, and eight albums, you're still relatively sane. I feel like they almost want me to throw something at somebody.
A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.
You're now getting a new breed of people like Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli and I think that's why people feel less intimidated by classical music than they once did.
My first two records are so simply constructed. The reason isn't because I wanted to make simple music. It's because I don't really have the chops.
I love recording music.
It's true, there's a lot of melancholy in my music. I don't know why, I'm not a melancholy person. I've always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat.
For me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration.
Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.
Music can affect for good or ill the body as well as the mind.
The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.
If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.
I've been told the weirdest things: 'Yeah, I love taking a bath to your music!' or 'I gave birth to my daughter while listening to your music.'
We're real people and we're a band that's been playing on the scene for a long time. We've made a lot of friends, and one enemy we've always had was the NME. They've always basically slated us and they've basically never ever written about the music.
I just want to keep making music, recording and trying different things. I don't want to do the same thing all the time.
I'm always going to do that - record and make music.
I love slow music.
I genuinely don't feel that anything that's been written or said about me has overshadowed my music, and that's the most important thing as far as I'm concerned.
I didn't think it was fair to my music to label me as the daughter of somebody - I didn't think it described me very well and I didn't think it had anything to do with my music.
Maybe I'm genetically more inclined to music - but the music I make is so far removed from Indian classical music. I grew up in Texas!
I just want to make my music, and I want it to stand on its own.
I don't actually have a lot of discipline. I've worked hard at music. But I feel like you know, I felt like kind of natural at it. I always had a knack for it.
I try to just make music that I love, and if I believe in it that's all that matters.
Country music is about new love and it's about old love.
I really like all music, but mostly Country, older R&B, and the good classic rock.
I still absolutely love 'The Sound of Music' and anything with Julie Andrews in it.
You know I used to listen to music a lot more.
I don't care what people say. My music's, my music.
I don't like rap music at all. I don't think it's music. It's just a beat and rapping.
I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.
Our music's kind of about taking something ugly and making it beautiful.
I've never intended to be controversial, but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.
Pop music has progressed.
I think that is what film and art and music do they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.
I think there are unseen powers who don't want pop music to be anything other than glorified Madonnas.
And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.
I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
I find that it isn't wise to attempt to judge people on their public persona, and even on the music they make. Because I've met so many people whose music I cannot stand, and they're very nice. At the same time, I've met people whose music I've loved, and they're not the person you've invested all this emotion in.
I've only been to Ireland once, and I felt I would wake up with voices in my head, almost like music, and that if I were a songwriter, I would be very inspired.
Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn't methodical, but jazz isn't messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.
Sometimes I'll have sections that I'm not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they'll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what's an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
Blues is my life. It's a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do.
I liberate minds with my music. That's more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.
Music really transcends languages, and it means so much.
I'm taking a break from music... everyone was so mean about it and it was so hard that I wanted to die.
Future is gonna be remembered forever. Future just has so much quality music.
Some days, I'll be very down and out, but you won't be able to tell, really, because I don't express that side of myself on social media. That's the side of myself that I express through music.
From a child, I had an inordinate desire for knowledge and especially music, painting, flowers, and the sciences, Algebra being one of my favorite studies.
Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.
I'm not into just one thing; I always felt like I had to have my hand in everything revolving around what I do, whether it's directing videos, making beats, making music, performing.
The wonderful thing about rock music is even if you hate the other person, sometimes you need him more, you know. In other words if he's the guy that made that sound, he's the guy that made that sound, and without that guy making that sound, you don't have a band, you know.
I had to quit everything. I had to give it all for music.
I don't understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing?
Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming's sake, most pernicious.
Music is the silence between the notes.
The golf swing is very, very rhythmic. There's a certain tempo to it, just like in music.
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.
The music that I have learned and want to give is like worshipping God. It's absolutely like a prayer.
If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it's not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others - it's the same with music.
Every time I hear a recording I've made, I hear all kinds of things I could improve or things I should have done. There's always so much more to be done in music. It's so vast.
I think artists can influence only through making music that challenges people, excites them and flips them out. Music that repeats what you know in ever-decreasing derivation, that's unchallenging and unstimulating, deadens our minds, our imagination and our ability to see beyond the hell we find ourselves in.
I'm not saying you can't be successful in the music industry without Spotify. But when I look at the future of music, I don't think scarcity is the model anymore. We have to embrace ubiquity - that music is everywhere.
I think I work much the same way I always have. I'm trying to interpret something emotionally visually. I'm reading the brief or article, or listening to the music, and deciding where that sends me, and what would it look like.
I'm used to people not getting it. I'll make amazing music, but it's convincing people that it's amazing - that's the problem.
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.
There aren't that many things left that haven't already been done, especially with music. I'm interested in ideas that can shake us all up.
More people are asking me to come and sing for them, so obviously I am getting more work. But apart from singing, I have been parallely programming and producing music tracks and assisting music directors. That is my bread and butter, which is how I survived in Mumbai. Now I can't leave it.
When they look back on me I want 'em to remember me not for all my wives, although I've had a few, and certainly not for any mansions or high livin' money I made and spent. I want 'em to remember me simply for my music.
How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the piece, all the parts should sound together. As it proceeds, they should be in harmony while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion.
I think music is one of the hero/sheroes of the African-American existence.
I'm a serious aficionada of country music - Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry. I've even written some songs. They haven't done anything of mine yet. But it's only a matter of time.
I always wanted to operate at the highest altitude, just in terms of hip-hop and the music.
I realized the power of hip-hop. I realized how influential this music and this culture are.
Look at Pusha-T. He makes a certain type of rap music. 'Daytona' is that on the highest level.
I get a more passionate delivery when I just go in the booth and let the music talk.
Growing up, my grandmother did not want worldly music in the house. Then when I went out to California, I started listening to Spanish music, mostly Mexican music. But were I in Egypt, I would listen to the music of the people, or if I was in Italy, I'd listen to Italian music.
One of my lungs is half gone, and the other half, because I smoked for years, has a lesion. So I can't swim anymore and had the swimming pool covered over. Now it's what I call the dance pavilion, and so I and my friends sit out and put music on and watch people dance.
Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease? He contaminates everything he touches - he has made music sick.
My own eight children all march to the beat of their inner music, and in some cases, it is definitely far away from what I hear. I've had to honor their instincts and their choices, and merely guided them out of harm's way until they could be their own guides.
It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
Wagner manages to convey emotion with music better than anyone, before or since.
Music, even with these dial-up connections you have to the Internet, is very practical to download.
People don't want lots and lots of single purpose devices. They do not want to have to learn how to set up something for photos, another thing for music, another thing for video.
I never thought, in my lifetime, that you'd be able to watch movies, read books and listen to music from a phone, but I guess the technology of tomorrow is here today.
I'm working on my life story. I'm not decided if it's going to be a musical or a movie with music in it.
No, I can't do rap music!
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.
I'm pretty sure in my older years, I'll be doing old-time flavored folk-mountain music.
When I do listen to music, I'm more prone to listen to the people I've always listened to: George Jones, Otis Redding, Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris.
Actually, I hear a lot of rock music. My husband is a big rock fan.
Music makes me cry.
I grew up listening to a lot of emo music, a lot of rock music, a lot of rap music, a lot of trap music, funk, everything.
I really am a fan of Ye's music.
Doing music to pay bills is an uncomfortable situation. I never wanted to be in that situation.
My music is influenced by L.A. culture.
People understand my message is positive, and at the end of the day, I'm just here to make music that I enjoy and that other people enjoy. I think that's why I have such a loyal fan base.
My first year making music was very experimental. I was trying to find my sound. My second year, I was more in my element. I knew what type of production I wanted to go over and the topics I wanted to address.
I try to sprinkle a little gems and jewels in the music that people could use in their own life.
Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a difference.
If I was just a fan of music, I would think that I was the number one artist in the world.
My favorite record label of all time is Motown. That era of music was my favorite.
I work with my brother Finneas, and he produces all of my music in his little bedroom in our house. We actually tried renting out a studio for a month when we were producing 'Don't Smile at Me,' but it was really hard there, and we ended up just doing it at home anyway.
If I make music and people hate it, you know, whatever. I'll die someday, and one day, they will too.
My whole life, I've sung and listened to music, and since the beginning, I've had iTunes and used Apple Music for streaming.
Writing music is just like writing a book.
If it's good music, it's good music.
I find a lot of inspiration through visuals. When I was 12, I saw Aurora's 'Runaway' music video. Something inside me clicked, like, 'That is what I want to do, no matter whether it goes anywhere or not.'
I've always been involved in music. Whether it be taking piano lessons or something, I always have.
Even in high school, I went through a lot of relationship issues, and that's at the center of my music.
I really just like making music. People call that 'work.' Like, 'Oh, you're going to the studio to work?' No, that's even what I do in my off day. I love recording.
I had phases of listening to rap and trap, and then I had phases where I'd listen to post-hardcore, rap, grunge, metal... all that. I had different time periods of listening to different music. And now it all clashes together.
I think it's important to add a personal aspect to your music - that's what makes it authentic at the end of the day.
One person's roar is another's whine, just as one person's music is another's unendurable noise.
I don't look at myself as a designer; I'm focused on music.
I think we always have to put forth music that's better than the last.
Good music will always be recognized in the end.
My music is straightforward because I want to give people me and let them know they're not alone in going through the things that they go through.
I was a little hesitant to do 'Love & Hip-Hop' because sometimes reality TV can be good for your music career and sometimes bad.
To see the positive reaction to my music makes me feel good.
Music never felt like a job.
I have a passion for music; I love music. But I also have a passion for money and paying my bills.
People should listen to my music because it's good.
When I do music, I don't feel like it's competition. Then again, it kinda is, but I don't like thinking like that. And I don't understand why they do that to women and, especially, women in hip-hop.
I was part of Jazzercise class. It was an aerobics routine accompanied by loud music, sounding quite awful to me. Jazzercise was popular in the '80s and '90s.
I think Mozart's operas 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'Don Giovanni' are the two most perfect ever written. The music is magical.
In 2015, an opera opened about me and Justice Antonin Scalia. It's called 'Scalia/Ginsburg.' The composer, Derrick Wang, has degrees in music from Harvard and Yale. Enrolled in law school, he was reading dueling opinions by me and Justice Scalia and decided he could compose an appealing comic opera from them.
I'm just trying to be myself - make music how I make music.
I don't like my music. I'll make a song, and if I do like it, I'll feel it, but after that 10th play, I don't like it no more.
I think music made me who I am. Music taught me what was gutter and what wasn't. Music taught me how to live.
You can get to know me through my music.
You probably can overcome what you're going through from listening to my music.
I wanted to try a different way of making music. That's what made me try different things with my voice.
I don't like being put in a box. I just make music, you know?
The thing is, I make music I like. So it's just weird if someone says they don't like it.
I don't have a therapist, so I use me as my own therapist when I'm making the music.
Music has an intrinsic meaning, which has always been mysterious to me.
I feel like in my music I can be a rebel. I can say things I wouldn't say in real life.
Most of my fans, if you were to look on their iPods, you'd see every possible genre of music represented in some capacity.
For me, genres are a way for people to easily categorize music. But it doesn't have to define you. It doesn't have to limit you.
Hearing my songs in public freaks me out a bit. There was one restaurant I really liked in L.A., but I had to stop going there when they started playing my music. It felt kinda awkward.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
I didn't really see the British punk movement, if that's what it was, as wildly original, because I had been listening so intently to all the New York music since 1973, really.
I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It's just beautiful to me.
I find that classical music helps put me in a place that is very calming and allows me to express emotion through my body. I played clarinet as a child, so I guess I have a bit of a musical ear.
I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He's one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.
If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you might just have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what's important to them.
If you want to find the source of much of the music of modern day Russia, you will find it in the incredible compositions of that crazed lunatic Berlioz.
I think, as far as branching out with acting, it would take something really right on the mark to distract me from music, because music is everything to me.
I like the way the stories of my relationships sound to music more than the way they look in print, in gossip columns or in me talking about them in interviews. I think it's a better way of telling the stories.
I've always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticise it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.
People like music when they're in love, but they don't need it as much. You need music when you're missing someone or you're pining for someone or you're forgetting someone or you're trying to process what just happened.
My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It's when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.
I've made sure that in any situation and with any record label, I'm allowed to write my own music.
I've never thought about any kind of prejudice about women in country music because I never felt like it affected me. I was fortunate enough to come about in a time when I didn't feel that kind of energy at all, and it was always my theory that if you want to play in the same ballgame as the boys, you've got to work as hard as them.
I think the first thing you should know is that nobody in country music 'made it' the same way. It's all different. There's no blueprint for success, and sometimes you just have to work at it.
So many girls come up and say to me, 'I have never listened to country music in my life. I didn't even know my town had a country-music station. Then I got your record, and now I'm obsessed.' That's the coolest compliment to me.
One of my goals from really early on was that if I was ever fortunate enough to be successful in music, I would want to stay the same person and the same songwriter.
I enjoy 'down South' music.
In my elementary days, I took a liking to rock & roll music. I dabbed into Marilyn Manson, which became my favorite.
Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now - not remotely.
Ramones music has a Pavlovian effect on me - the song starts, and the world blurs around the sound.
In blues music, there's a lot of borrowing, so it's often difficult to identify the originator of a song.
When I'm writing a record, I kind of don't listen to much music. Just because I want to be inspired solely on the emotion; just based on how it feels.
I've never wanted to use my age as a gimmick, as something that would get me ahead of other people. I've wanted the music to do that.
I don't like to feel like I'm in a club when I'm in my car and I turn on the radio. Anything that ceases to be a song and just sounds like house music kind of stresses me out.
I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else. So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling.
It never mattered to me that people in school didn't think that country music was cool, and they made fun of me for it - though it did matter to me that I was not wearing the clothes that everybody was wearing at that moment. But at some point, I was just like, 'I like wearing sundresses and cowboy boots.'
For me, 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is.
I feel like my music has become a lot of things. It's hard to label the evolution, but I like there to be an evolution. I just like to paint with all different kinds of colors.
You get to a point where it's like you can't really do anything right, and people will pick on you for whatever decisions you make, so I just try and take no notice and get on with my music.
I think that when you're making your way up in the music industry, you have all these heroes and the reasons why they are your heroes. As soon as you get into the industry, your guidelines change a little bit. For me, my heroes now are great people first and great artists second.
For me, writing a song, I sit down and the process doesn't really involve me thinking about the demographic of people I'm trying to hit or who I want to be able to relate to the song or what genre of music it falls under.
Music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment.
I have thought about some kind of musical involving my music. That would be kind of interesting. I have thought of it in that way, as a creator of something, not so much a performer. So that's in my head.
Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.
I wanted to be in a punk band before I had even heard any punk music.
I get a thrill meeting kids who are into alternative music.
Atlanta is down south, the club. So the most thing played down there is club music. Everybody wants a hit.
Anytime you look at anything that's considered artistic, there's a commercial world around it: the ballet, opera, any kind of music. It can't exist without it.
I have to admit I've found myself doing the same things that a lot of other rock stars do or are forced to do. Which is not being able to respond to mail, not being able to keep up on current music, and I'm pretty much locked away a lot. The outside world is pretty foreign to me.
My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
The type of music I make, it's not just straight-up rapping. There's emotion in it. That's why people feel each song differently. I get all my vibes from rock music, you know? All my melodies and all that.
I like a lot of ratchet, trap music. Definitely 21 Savage. We need some music like that. ManMan Savage. A lot of the Atlanta scene. But Philly, too.
Wherever you're from, you adapt to your environment. It definitely made my music a little bit more explicit. Because I really was in North Philly, I listened to State Property and stuff. Everything my dad listened to, I listened to.
When I did 'Bird,' it was a surprise to some people, first because I wasn't in it and second because most of the films I'd been doing were cop movies or westerns or adventure films, so to be doing one about Charlie Parker, who was a great influence on American music, was a great thrill for me.
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.
There's an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unspeakable, all those things come into being a composer, into writing music, into searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don't exist.
Searching for music is like searching for God. They're very similar. There's an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don't exist.
Dance music is no longer a simple Donna Summer beat. It's become a whole language that I find fascinating and exciting. Eventually, it will lose the dance tag and join the fore of rock.
I am such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano.
I hate to say this, but I always listen to the music and the instrumentation first, and then grab on to the lyrics later.
I am so in the past. I'm such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano.
You get to a certain age, and you are forbidden access. You're not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines; you're not going to get played on radio, and you're not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth.
Comics, in a sense, the style, the images - it's almost like music. They say music is a universal language, but when the eyes behold something, a figure, somebody moving; it's real, and it cannot be denied.
Music to me is mankind's greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does.
As a young person, I was on the road playing music, so I was getting new environments shoved in my face whether I wanted them or not.
I wasn't playing the music, the music was playing me... and once that went away, and I had the feeling I was playing music, I had to stop. The need to go onstage and get my brain flattened every night left me, and what I didn't wanna do is go onstage and perpetrate a fraud... You cannot fool an audience.
I don't have a crystal ball, but I'm willing to bet one of my arms right now that as long as there's electricity, Ramones music is going to be relevant.
It's hard to get people at a record company to talk about music. They don't seem to want to talk about music, it's all marketing, and that's part of a record, you gotta get it out there, people have gotta hear it, but you could do it in a way that's not repulsive.
Let's pretend my career in music is a bell. Whether you like my music or not is up to you. But you've got to admit I rang that bell pretty hard and pretty often.
I don't know if music has ever achieved anything past appealing to the people that it appeals to. If a song could stop a war, then Bob Marley and Bob Dylan songs would have stopped one or two.
Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians.
As so much music is listened to via MP3 download, many will never experience the joy of analog playback, and for them, I feel sorry. They are missing out.
Lou Reed's music has been in the lives of millions of people all over the world for decades. He had a truly universal presence and was respected by musicians across all genres.
It took me until my teenage years to realize that I was medicating with music. I was pushing back against my stupid school uniform, instructors who called me by my last name and my classmates, who, while friendly enough, were not at all inspiring.
There is a lot to say about what Bikini Kill and other 'riot grrrl' bands were able to achieve when they first set out. They were not some momentary, convulsive, creative spasm of independent music. There was a very real, relevant point of view being expressed.
Music keeps you young. Having music in your life keeps you open to things.
Live music is the cure for what ails ya.
I think Perry Ferrell put independent music on a very good path with Lollapalooza.
I tend to gravitate to the darkest or most obscure part of any venue in an effort to have my own space to experience the music on my own, free from unwanted conversations and other distractions.
Sometimes when you meet a musician you are a fan of, and he or she isn't the friendliest person, you walk away from the experience wondering if you will ever be able to listen to their music again.
Trying to write music, be in a band and keep it all happening is one of the hardest, morale-destroying, heartbreaking things you will ever try to do - and that's when it's going well.
What does New York sound like? For me, the Charlie Parker at the Royal Roost recordings on the Savoy label are the total embodiment of the New York music experience.
One of the most prevalent and undermentioned genres of music is what is known as noise. You can find it all over the world happening in basements, small venues and even some festivals. Often blown off or belittled by critics, the form for the most part goes unheard and unnoticed.
Jazz music is as American as it gets, and so is the U.S. Postal Service. A Miles Davis stamp is a perfect marriage of two great American institutions.
Youths write me and tell me that their band will go nowhere because of all the bad bands in the world. I tell them there has always been awful music and that no great band ever wasted any time complaining, they just got it done. Their ropey ranting is just a way to get out of the hard work of making music that will do some lasting damage.
My first introduction to African music was by my mother, who bought the 'Pata Pata' album by the great Miriam Makeba when it came out. Now that is an album. What a voice.
To combat the confusion and depression that assault me when I come off the road in the middle of a tour, I seek the most oblivionated music possible. When it's the 'way out there' that I seek, I go right to my stash of amazing music from Japan.
I am not immune to the lure of a signed record, flier or set list. The fact that your music heroes potentially had, in their own hands, the record you now have in yours is kind of cool. When the musician has departed, it can give the thing a unique power.
The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it's almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.
I would hate to think that some people have found themselves in a musical cul-de-sac and have ceased to explore new music, or at least music that is new to them, because they are so glued to the past.
If you are a musician who has released albums, it would perhaps be morbidly interesting to know how much you would be owed if everyone who now has your music had actually bought your record.
Music files and downloading have indeed changed the currency of music to a great degree.
Each year, every city in the world that can should have a multiday festival. More people meeting each other, digging new types of music, new foods, new ideas. You want to stop having so many wars? This could be a step in the right direction.
Amy Winehouse was not a person I ever met, and I can't say that I am overly conversant in all of her music. I do have her albums, and years ago, when I first heard her sing, I thought she was extraordinary. The tone of her voice, her phrasing, her raw appearance - these qualities were extremely captivating to me.
A country that has been through as much as Vietnam has to have some crazy music somewhere.
You could split hairs and bring up words like 'doo-wop' and terms like 'soul' or 'R&B', but I think pop music is what you want it to be - that's why it's pop.
To burn a CDR of music you like to give as a gift to someone you wish to become closer to is a cold, moist-palmed, mouth-breathing bummer.
Technically speaking, there is no music whatsoever on a CD. Lots of information, but no music.
Music comes to me more readily than words.
Music from my fourth year began to be the first of my youthful occupations. Thus early acquainted with the gracious muse who tuned my soul to pure harmonies, I became fond of her, and, as it often seemed to me, she of me.
I only live in my music, and I have scarcely begun one thing when I start on another. As I am now working, I am often engaged on three or four things at the same time.
Same with anyone who's been flying for years and loves it still... we're part of a world we deeply love. Just as musicians feel about scores and melodies, dancers about the steps and flow of music, so we're one with the principle of flight, the magic of being aloft in the wind!
I like music, I listened to all rappers; people like Jeezy, Yo Gotti, T.I.
I've grown, and my passion for music has grown. I've become more advanced and I've enhanced my vocabulary. All around artist development.
I feel like Houston is one of the leading things in music culture. Everyone loves the Houston culture. It needs to have its own monument, its own moment for artists like me, artists like Beyonce who set it off.
I'm big on diversity. My music is very diverse; I don't want it to ever be typecasted.
I wouldn't make music with you if I didn't know you. If you're a good artist, and if you know it as well, I'm down.
My music isn't rappity-rap-rap-rap.
Cudi should be a top tier artist... I think he fathered a lot of the style of music. He's a good influence and a good help.
You've gotta motivate kids. They wanna grow up. They got problems. You've gotta give 'em that music to make 'em feel like they're OK, and it's only a couple of artists that do that.
I'm an artist. I produce, I direct, and all of that goes into the music.
I think of Westernized culture as a good visual for my music.
I think, with production, I pay very close attention. 'Cause that's my favorite thing in music. That's the whole drive. That's the reason.
Fans be reflecting the way I be making music.
I like how fashion is becoming more like music. It's more adaptive to young kids. It's more adaptive to a more on-the-go lifestyle. More street vibe. But I've always been into it.
I feel like more artists like me should be on the radio. Everything is, like, so controlled by, like, super popular music. You know what I'm saying? Like, c'mon.
Growing up in Houston, the music scene is super boring.
I design music; I don't produce it.
The most ironic thing is my grandfather has his masters in music composition; he was a jazz composer. My dad was a musician, too. He played more, like, soul music.
That's where I get my whole music theory from, my pops and my grandfather.
A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music - these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
I'm a provincial. I live very much like a hermit: reading, listening to music, working in the cutting room, writing, commercial work - which doesn't take up that much time.
When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist.
I think if I were over there in America, protest music would be more important. But I'm not going.
I would like a man now who is rich, and who can give me a boat - a sailboat. I want to own it and let him pay for it. My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second.
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.
I didn't get interested in music. It was a gift from God.
I am just creating the music I enjoy to make, and people seem to enjoy it.
I just want to keep making music and see where everything goes.
I'm not worried about making a certain type of music or sticking to one type of music.
The protest years were over, not just for me but for a whole generation, and in music, just like in politics, many of the greatest talents were dead or in exile, and their place was filled by third-rate imitators.
There are times pop music is the end result when I'm in the studio, but I don't really go in and say, 'Today I am going to make a pop song,' but it can happen.
I started making music... I guess I was 12, and I started playing 'Guitar Hero.' And you know, it got to a point where on expert, you can only exceed to a certain point. And so, you know, I was like, 'Let's play real guitar. Let's not waste more time.' So, I got my mom, I told her to buy me a guitar for Christmas, and I started making music then.
In New York, my dad raised me to listen to everything like hip-hop, rock and country music. When I moved to Dallas, I started listening to whatever I wanted to listen to.
I'm just trying to make music everybody can get happy to and vibe to and turn up to. So long as I keep making good music, everything's going to be OK.
I'm trying to make music that I like, and I love hip-hop. At the same time, I love guitar. I love rock and everything.
I got FL studios; I looked up how to make beats and how to record myself, and then I just started making music from there.
There were some times when I just wanted to quit making music.
My dad was always playing music. Not, like, playing music but listening to music.
I moved to Dallas, and I started making music.
The reaction of the public plays a very important role. It gives us an adrenaline boost, especially when people start to shout and clap their hands in time with the music. That really helps us to go on.
The basic function of popular music is to create an environment for courting, lovemaking, and doing the dishes. It's useful because it addresses the heart in the midst of all these activities, and it will always be useful in this very important way.
Fashion and music are two great artistic forms that can be molded by the youth culture - our taste and our passion for evolving things in our limited time on earth allows us to look at things with fresh eyes.
For me, as I was growing up, I studied architecture, I was into music, and I always felt that there was a gap between the things that I loved and consumed and who made them and how they made them.
DJing is my only peace of mind. When the phone is off, I play my favourite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone; I'm not managing anything. It's just, like, a time when I can listen to music.
There are people who think negatively, and there have been people who react negatively towards BTS music.
My biggest worry is that we have to keep making good music, and I want to do well, but I wonder if I will be able to.
We will come back with even better music and concepts to be able to say goodbye to 'The Most Beautiful Moment in Life' beautifully.
I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B.
A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.
I know who Michael Jackson is, I know who Prince is, I know the Isley Brothers, all that. Still, I got my own thing going with this music.
It's all about the flow and the beat. Rap is more than just music now.
I listen to music before my competitions to get me pumped up. It helps me stay focused.
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.
I look at you and I write down what I hear.
Every song is like a painting.
I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
I've accomplished enough with the music that I haven't had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.
Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
I like to stick with music I know I can play. I love classical, but I don't think I could ever play it. I'm just not qualified.
I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans - the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there singing, and it was like an opera in the cotton fields, and I can still hear it in the music that I write and play today.
Since I was a kid, music was what I wanted to do. I thought I could make it by my own talents. That's what I wanted to prove.
Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.
'Cat?' 'Cat' can be anybody from the guy in the gutter to a lawyer, doctor, the biggest man to the lowest man, but if he's in there with a good heart and enjoy the same music together, he's a cat.
I do believe that my whole success goes back to that time I was arrested as a wayward boy at the age of thirteen. Because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.
Very few of the men whose names have become great in the early pioneering of jazz and of swing were trained in music at all. They were born musicians: they felt their music and played by ear and memory. That was the way it was with the great Dixieland Five.
It gets quite difficult for me when I listen to pop music. I don't often understand the words, but when someone translates them to me, I think, 'What is this song representing? That women are just there to be treated like objects?'
The only frustrating thing about jail is that I can't make music.
I could care less about the particular. I like to make music.
I'm super serious about music. That's, like, the only thing I'm serious about.
I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.
I always had music growing up, but music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn't express to an individual, I would express them in my music.
A big reason why I started writing is I felt that fiction had stopped evolving. All other entertainments were getting better, constantly, as technology allowed. Movies. Video games. Music.
I love the power of words - no music or special effects - and I want to demonstrate that power.
I want people to get positive energy from our music.
I'm pretty much open to anyone who's unique and has mutual appreciation in the music as BTS.
Music and fashion have to have their own styles. It's a must.
Portland in particular is a cheap enough place to live that you can still develop your passion - painting, writing, music. People seem less status-conscious. Even wealthy people buy second-hand clothes and look a little bit homeless.
I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I'm going through or what's going on in my life at that moment.
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.
I don't know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it.
I felt like I had a really bad case of writer's block... Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out, I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing.
In general, what fans talk about and think about become a very important source of inspiration to us, because we want to write something that's real to people, especially those who listen to BTS music.
Sometimes I use my jokes as building blocks for larger bits. I like to draw and play music, so sometimes I do those things along with the jokes.
Hip-hop is a beautiful thing. I think that the music genre itself has created more millionaires than any other music genre before it, especially in our community.
I consider myself kind of a reporter - one who uses words that are more like music and that have a choreography. I never think of myself as a poet; I just get up and write.
I'm an OG. I was an OG when I was 16. I was an OG when I made the decision I don't want to go to school anymore and start skipping to make music.
For me, music is so passionate, I have to give it my all every time I go onstage. Onstage, it was always comfortable for me, because that's where I felt at home.
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn't ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.
When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place.
At heart I've always been a music fan. That part of me has never changed since I was a little kid, sitting in a room watching a record go round, looking at the colour of the labels.
Open Graph is a language for structuring content and sharing that goes on in other apps, and we're continuing to build it out longer term. But we found we need to build more specific experiences around categories like music or movies. Where we've taken the time to build those specific experiences, stuff has gone quite well.
The worst frustration for a singer is choosing a career in making music and then not being able to make music because you're always giving interviews.
Videos come definitely after the music has been created, but I have always felt, and especially today, that videos are vital in the album process. I think that we live in a very visual era, and if you make a mistake with a video, those images will accompany the song forever.
The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time - producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.
Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings.
I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn't like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it's paid off.
Dealing with boys at work and being the only girl can be challenging. I have my insecurities, but I've learned I have to be a good sport. I have to be able to take certain jokes and not take them personally. There are jokes made almost every second of the day. I had to develop a tough hide. You know, the music industry is dominated by guys.
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.
I really believe in finding new ways to distribute my music.
I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.
When it comes to the video channels and the programs, the radio stations, the music is geared towards kids, and it's made by kids.
There's this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.
The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.
Music is real. It affects people; it's real.
There's not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what's happening.
Just sharing music with each other - that's cool. It's the selling that becomes the problem.
When I started playing music, people weren't selling 5 million records. That was not the standard; that was not the focus.
The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.
When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to.
People speculate on your personal life all the time anyway. So I just think it's important to keep my private life private and my public persona more into music, you know?
Young people have decided they like to listen to music in a certain way, through ear buds, and that's fine with me as long as it doesn't bother them that they're not hearing 90 percent of the music that way.
I don't want anyone to fail, so if you can make money off music even though you can't sing or dance, that's genius.
The music, for me, doesn't come on a schedule. I don't know when it's going to come, and when it does, I want it out.
When you sit down to write something, there should be no guidelines. The main idea is not supposed to be, 'How many different ways can we sell it?' That's so far away from the true spirit of what music is.
My father left his piano at the house when he left, and I wasn't allowed to play it when he was there because I wasn't as good as him. So when he left, I was determined to get as good as him, and I taught myself how to play music, and I just stuck with it, and I did it all the time.
I didn't know of any rappers in Charlotte. Not to sound like I'm bragging, but I brought the music scene alive and shed the proper light on it. I took it to a whole other level when I started rapping.
I like to have fun with my videos and performances, that's the most fun part when it comes to the music. I get to show off my character.
When it comes to the music, the traits you got to have in order to make lit music, club music, to have the swag with it, to have the lingo - I got those traits, you know what I mean?
There was so much music growing up. But definitely Lil Wayne was a big influence because I had more of an understanding of what I was listening to when I was getting older.
I don't even listen to peoples' music… I'm really in-tune with my craft, I listen to me all day long.
The music I make, it's so hard. I listen to it 100,000 times before it even drops.
He's from Fayetteville. I'm from Charlotte. We got two different upbringings. All in all though, I love J. Cole's perspective and I love his music. I love his approach. It's just two different things.
My Internet presence was definitely bigger than the music. I'm so good at marketing, so once I knew I had them looking, I turned up with the music. I knew what I was doing - it was premeditated.
I'm always in search of something, in search of losing myself to the music.
If I'd been a better long-term planner, I'd still be in music, as a musician someplace. So I'll take it one step at a time.
When you're doing collaborative music, the relationship that forms is a very bonding kind of experience.
When I started coming on my music the way I was coming on freestyles - just relentless, at your neck, as soon as the beat starts, that's when everything really clicked.
My name was originally Da Baby Jesus, but I changed it like two years into my career because I didn't want to offend anyone; although I feel like my purpose in the game is related and still is, I didn't want my name to be a distraction from the music.
I'm an early 1990's baby, so I had the pleasure of going through a lot of eras in music.
My thing is music, period.
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.
I come from a pop background, but I'm also a Puerto Rican and I do feel this music. My approach to salsa is a humble one, and I defy anybody to prove that I'm faking it.
'Livin' la Vida Loca' is not Latin music. It does not represent Latin music.
What Jennifer Lopez puts out, it's not Latin music.
This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for.
I have my ideas, I have my music and I also just enjoy showing off, so that's a big part of it. Also, I like to get up onstage and behave insanely or express myself physically, and the band can get pretty silly.
Your spoken voice is a part of it - not a big part of it, but it's something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what's otherwise difficult music.
I'm a synthesist. I'm always making music. And I make a lot of different kinds of music all the time. Some of it gets finished and some of it doesn't.
Until I realized that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn't know why.
But the star thing I can live with. The music I can't live without. And that's how it lays out for me, you know. I got as big an ego and enjoy the attention.
The E Street band casts a pretty wide net. Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we've had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world.
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.
I was real good at music and real bad at everything else.
All I try to do is to write music that feels meaningful to me, that has commitment and passion behind it.
You make your music, then you try to find whatever audience is out there for it.
All the music I loved as a child, people thought it was junk. People were unaware of the subtext in so many of those records, but if you were a kid, you were just completely tuned in, even though you didn't always say - you wouldn't dare say it was beautiful.
You ask for your audience's investment in your music; you're in a relationship with them. And their relationship with the E Street Band is separate from whatever else I might do. I like the idea of us being something that people rely on.
The star thing I can live with. The music I can't live without. And that's how it lays out for me, you know. I got as big an ego and enjoy the attention.
I like to dance and sing when there's no one around, but, if I'm out, I'm really shy about it. So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music.
I could read music before I could read.
You find out about me because of my music, and that's how I want to keep it.
I hate that people have made the term SoundCloud rapper into a bad thing, because a lot of artists are underground and they don't have a way to put their music on. But to get that clout, to get that popularity, you might want to upload your music to SoundCloud - because how else is everybody going to hear it?
That's what I feel like my music represents - having no limits or restrictions.
My music is me letting the world know how confident I am in myself, and me basically telling other women - and guys - how confident and how comfortable I believe they should be.
My mom was a rapper and she really shaped me as a woman, and the music that she was letting me listen to as a child really pushed me in the direction that I'm going in right now.
I feel like boys listen to my music. They just don't like to admit it, but I go hard. But yeah, I feel like I go really hard, so why not listen to me? Anybody could relate to my music, honestly.
Me and Kehlani have music together, and I love her.
The main goal of my music is to make people feel strong and confident.
You know how many men make music without biting each other's heads off? Why do we have to do that? There's room for everybody. I really couldn't care less what the next girl's doing. If she's shining, that's good. It's not taking away from my light.
Music is made one of Satan's most attractive agencies to ensnare souls; but, when turned to a good account, it is a blessing. When abused, it leads the unconsecrated to pride, vanity, and folly.
Every act, every deed of justice and mercy and benevolence, makes heavenly music in Heaven.
I can't sleep without the TV on. It doesn't matter where it is. I don't like silence. My ears ring from loud music.
Sometimes music, movies and books are the only things that let us feel like someone else feels like we do.
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.
Music transcends language. BTS communicates with our fans by staying true to ourselves and believing in music every day.
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Music changes, and I'm gonna change right along with it.
Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening.
I love all music.
I remember singing around the house to records that were playing. All kinds of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound as well.
I like Beyonce's music - some of it, not all of it.
Politics are not my arena. Music is.
Columbia was a wonderful label for me. Wonderful. The records I made there garnered me an audience. I won a number of polls during the years that I was at Columbia. The Downbeat Jazz Poll. Leonard Feather, who was a huge critic back in the day, different polls that he had. The Playboy poll, a number of polls. So the music was great.
Prince is gone. But the music will go on.
We didn't have music videos. You weren't an overnight sensation. You had to work at it and learn your craft: how to take care of your voice, how to pace your concerts, all that trial and error.
I like writing and don't confine myself to just the words or just the music. But I don't particularly write songs with myself in mind.
I really don't have any shelf music.
For many years, I've wanted to do one, and I've always mentioned it to the chieftains, and they would say things like, 'Oh well. Christmas albums don't sell,' and things like that. But that's not the point. Christmas albums are important. The music is important. The season is important.
As long as it's good music. I love all music. It's got to be constructed properly.
In terms of helping people understand and know each other a little better, music is universal - universal and transporting.
I don't have very sophisticated taste in music. I listen to a lot of folk music. I like reggae.
If this were all to go away tomorrow, all the big success, I would still be very happy going from bar to bar playing music for people.
I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I'm a producer. I'm a writer.
My mentor was Clara Ward of the famous Ward gospel singers of Philadelphia. And my dad was my coach. He coached me. And just my natural love for music is what drove me.
I went to see 'Phantom of the Opera' with my grandma and my mom when I was very little. The stage, the voice, the music... Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been a massive inspiration to me for some time - the storytelling, that deliciously somber undertone in his music.
I'm not a supermodel. That's not what I do. What I do is music. I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what's happening on the outside.
No press, no television. If my mom calls and says, 'Did you hear about?' I don't want to know nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off.
I want you to feel happy and enjoy the theatre of my life the way that I do. No matter what happens with my music and wherever I go - that heart of that glamorous girl in New York will never be gone.
I am not some goddess that dropped down from the sky to sing pop music; I am not some extra-incredible human person that needs to be told how wonderful they are all day and kissed.
This thing that I do with caring about the message in my music, it's not separate from my work as a commercial artist; they're totally one and the same. I'm always going to be thinking about what my voice means.
The darkness, the loop of negative thoughts on repeat, clamours and interferes with the music I hear in my head.
When I'm making music, I can hear all the parts, all the instruments. I can hear what it should be.
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
I love my own music.
I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn't me.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
If you look deep enough you will see music the heart of nature being everywhere music.
I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
All music is beautiful.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
When words leave off, music begins.
There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
Music is the soul of language.
Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
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.
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.
Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It's equally humbling and uplifting.
Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music.
It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
Music is a performance and needs the audience.
Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.
Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
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.
Music inflames temperament.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out, I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing.
Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
I try to use my music to move these people to act.
The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else.
I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.
Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
You can't imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.
Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there's no fitting into it now.
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so, I was listening to records and I'd play 'em over and over.
I like having my hair and face done, but I'm not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Music for me, it demands full concentration.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.
It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
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.'
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
A 'scream' is always just that - a noise and not music.
Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
Music is always a commentary on society.
Music is the melody whose text is the world.
Musicians don't retire they stop when there's no more music in them.
Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
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.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
Life is like music it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
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.
Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you're acting it's incredible. But when you're singing a song and you're acting it's even more incredible.
I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera.
Music makes us want to live. You don't know how many times people have told me that they'd been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That's the power music has.
Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.
Honestly, I don't listen to nobody else's music but my own. It's kind of like sports to me. You don't see Kobe Bryant at a LeBron James game - he just works on his own game. And that's what I do. I only listen to me, so I can criticize and analyze and all those things.
We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.
Some music really does suck!
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
I want my fans to love themselves. It's almost like I want to hypnotize them so when they hear my music they love themselves instantly.
Stone walls confine a tinker cold iron binds a witch but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.
I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.
I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.
Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.
On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.
Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity, and that being able to join in musical activity, along with dancing, could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.
The world's a better place since I chose music.
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
There's people making babies to my music. That's nice.
You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you're got music.
Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.
When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.
I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It's true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.
You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe - and you have the Rolling Stones!
The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
Music is only love looking for words.
Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Rock n' Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That's what rock n' roll should do - take you to a better place.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. I've started a record label, so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music, which is a passion of mine. I've written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show, which is always really fun.
I'm a big collector of vinyl - I have a record room in my house - and I've always had a huge soundtrack album collection. So what I do, as I'm writing a movie, is go through all those songs, trying to find good songs for fights, or good pieces of music to layer into the film.
No matter how many times people say it - 'Oh, I'm just writing this for myself' 'Oh, I'm just doing this for myself' - nobody's doing it for themselves! You're doing it for an audience. So whether I'm performing or writing a book or playing music, it's definitely to be put out there and to be received in some way, definitely.
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.
I like all kinds of music. I listen to Abigail Washburn, the Punch Brothers, and Marc Johnson, the great clawhammer player. I also listen a lot to Sirius Radio, there's a lot of bluegrass there.
Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
If I hadn't of had music in my life, it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does.
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.
Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.
I decided to make music again at a time when I couldn't have had more obstacles.
What I know is my music gets blamed for school shootings.
Metal is still the biggest music now in America.
The only things Mick and I disagree about is the band, the music and what we do.
I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
You can't give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside - so be it. But at least you know you've tried. Ten minutes in the music scene was the equal of one hundred years outside of it.
Hip-Hop isn't just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can't just call Hip-Hop a trend!
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony.
When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.
I think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element.
All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.
Music was important. Football was the easy part.
I like pop music. I consider rock 'n' roll to be a branch of pop music.
When I listen to music these days, and I hear Pro Tools and drums that sound like a machine - it kinda sucks the life out of music.
It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard 'Heartbreak Hotel' I thought, this is it.
I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me.
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it's like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You'd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?
I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.
I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.
I don't profess to have music as my big wheel and there are a number of other things as important to me apart from music. Theatre and mime, for instance.
The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it's not going to happen. I'm fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.
Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable.
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!
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
I'll give up this sort of touring madness certainly, but music-everything is based on music. No, I'll never stop my music.
My aim is just to make good music every single time.
For me the visual is just as important as the music.
There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience.
I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces, as opposed to what I see it being now, which is a way for me to actually communicate, and a way for me to tap into my subconscious.
A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?
What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people. They don't even listen to our music, they decided in advance that they don't like it.
Music fathoms the sky.
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
Pop music will never be low brow.
Unless I am both capable of and willing to reopen the wound every time I write a song, if I choose to not look inside myself to write music, I'm really not worth being called an artist at all.
I write music every day.
I don't want to make niche-oriented music.
I just want to keep writing music.
You know, the BBC had not been particularly generous in its deliverance of blues and esoteric kinds of music.
When people in stadiums do the Wave, it's the group-mind collective organism spontaneously organizing itself to express an emotion, pass time, and reflect the joy of seeing the rhythms of many as one, a visual rhyming or music in which everyone senses where the motion is going.
Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!
For me, great music doesn't just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.
Music is the soundtrack to the crappy movie that is my life.
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don't deny anything, I don't advocate anything, I just live with it.
Well-written words are music.
Inspiration for my music just comes from, you know, my life experiences.
Anything I do has to be directly related to my music. If it isn't, I don't really see a point to it.
Music will always be a part of my life. I love music and I don't care how many units I sell.
I am severely distracted these days. It's hard to sit in front of the computer, uploading bad music for hours, when you have a wonderful boyfriend who treats you like a Goddess.
I believe music should reflect yourself in some way and not just yourself at the given time. I feel that when you die or when you're going, someone's supposed to listen to that music and know everything about you. And I just try to get that across.
I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don't think my fans need to be bothered with if I'm mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I'm making them happy with my show.
I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing.
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.
My message to anyone who's afraid that they can't write music when they're happy is 'Just trust the passion.' The passion can write a lot of things.
It's not just the 'Grammys' that I've pulled out of. I also pulled out of the English awards as well. The reason that I wanted to pull out was because I believe very much that the music industry as a whole is mainly concerned with material success.
I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.
Music is a great energizer. It's a language everybody knows.
I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing it makes you feel like an idiot.
We're five people, five individuals who came together to create something, to make music and to complete each other musically, to form a perfect circle.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?
It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most.
I don't think I'd ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.
Yeah, I've been interested in music since I was a teenager, always writing songs.
Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.
The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought.
I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album.
You used to have to sing and convey emotion, and now, well, technically you can do anything with technology. It sucks for music today, but that's why that old music feels so good to me.
As a boy, I'd always had an interest in theater. But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasn't what one did for a living. I got over that.
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.
You can't really imagine music without technology.
Good music is very close to primitive language.
I don't have any real spirituality in my life - I'm kind of an atheist - but when music can take me to the highest heights, it's almost like a spiritual feeling. It fills that void for me.
All I do is play music and golf - which one do you want me to give up?
What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
I think one of my favorite things to do is just lock myself up in a small room and listen to music and watch films for a day. Also I just like seeing my friends. We have pizza parties which means I get four friends round, we eat a pizza and we're really lazy and we play PlayStation.
Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
This music won't do. There's not enough sarcasm in it.
Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
Popular music formed the soundtrack of my life.
There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.
Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents' garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they're also practicing math.
I am trying to walk a tightrope trying to keep the DJ community happy while trying to spread the message about dance music to more people. That is the mission that I am on.
We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big noise.
The music stuff is just a hobby.
I hate the rock music tradition. I can't bear it!
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.
I'd love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music.
The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It's the same ratio that you'll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.
I found music to be the therapy of choice.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it's chaotic and you never know what's gonna happen. And that's the music - you never know what's gonna happen.
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
That was a time when I did love music, I couldn't get enough of what was going on. Maybe it was Nirvana that brought me back. I guess it was a comfort because something that sounded so right - and non-commercial - had become so influential, so immediately.
Music is for every single person that walks the planet.
When I was a kid, I was following black soul music.
Entertainment isn't just based on the very structured syndrome of European popular music, and it's great that there are so many thousands of people who are of the same opinion.
I think we're about ready for a new feeling to enter music. I think that will come from the Arabic world.
People do dismiss ambient music, don't they? They call it 'easy listening,' as if to suggest that it should be hard to listen to.
I hate talking about music, to tell you the truth.
We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of the dream.
Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.
I'm just lucky because my kids are grown-up - I love them, very proud of them, and we are in close contact as big-time friends, but they don't need me that much now and I can actually enjoy this wonderful world of music.
I like to comprehend more or less everything around me - apart from the creation of my music. It's an obsessive character trait that's getting worse. I don't switch the light on and off 15 times before I leave the room yet, but something's going wrong.
I don't care what people say about my relationship I don't care what they say about my boobs. People are buying my songs I have a sold-out tour. I'm getting incredible feedback from my music.
Music is part of God's universe.
Music can change the world.
I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
Music is my religion.
Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking.
I have a greater goal - to empower young people through music education.
Early music training seems to shape the young brain, strengthening the neural connections and perhaps establishing new ones.
Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel.
Everything in me feels fluttering and free, like I could take off from the ground at any second. Music, I think, he makes me feel like music.
The music enchanted the air. It was like the south wind, like a warm night, like swelling sails beneath the stars, completely and utterly unreal... It made everything spacious and colourful, the dark stream of life seemed pulsing in it; there were no burdens any more, no limits.
Work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor ” such is my idea of happiness.
Music fills the present with electric ecstasy.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
Music is love in search of a word.
The more you love music, the more music you love.
There is no truer truth obtainable by man than comes of music.
If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.
Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life.
If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars. Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
If you've lost your faith in love and music then the end won't be long.
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: 'The only proof he needed for the existence of god was music'.
Music is a talent given to me by God. A medium and a platform and a way to spread a message of righteousness... a message of love, a message of unity.
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel.
Love is friendship set to music.
Music, my rampart and my only one. Edna St.
Chamber music - a conversation between friends.
Music is a way to dream together and go to another dimension.
You create a community with music, not just at concerts but by talking about it with your friends.
The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I'm lost in the music. Until I am the music - notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it's okay because when I'm the music, I'm not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty.
Music sounds different to the one who plays it. It is the musician's curse.
It's never too late to do anything new when it comes to music.
Silence is the fabric upon which the notes are woven.
Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.
It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.
I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There's no stopping. I didn't create the fame, the fame created me.
There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.
This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.
It was his nature to blossom into song, as it is a tree's to leaf itself in April.
Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I like developing intuition.
Music is a liberal science, and ought to be liberally upheld.
A poet's mission is to make words do more work than they normally do, to make them work on more than one level.
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make.
Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.
Any good music must be an innovation.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music's the medicine of the mind.
It was the moment I realized what music can do to people, how it can make you hurt and feel so good all at once.
The music we listen to may not define who we are. But it's a good start.
Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you.
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that's what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.
Music enriches people's lives in the same way paintings and literature do. Everybody deserves that.
Music became a healer for me. And I learned to listen with all my being. I found that it could wipe away all the emotions of fear and confusion relating to my family.
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
A man should hear a little music [...] in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
I'm wishing he could see that music lives. Forever. That it's stronger than death. Stronger than time. And that its strength holds you together when nothing else can.
For me, there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.
No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal. And music has always been a great way to make people aware of that connection. It can help you open up a part of yourself and express feelings you didn't know you were feeling.
Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I can not imagine my life if I didn't have a music program in my school.
The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.
I don't think I would have become President if it were not for my school music program.
Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion.
If I had not studied music, there would be no Macintosh computers today.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
Music is an element that should be part and parcel of every child's life via the education system.
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
I've always said music should make you laugh, make you cry or make you think.
For me, everything definitely comes from music.
If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children's education.
Education isn't just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and soul.
Music education stimulates, challenges, and enriches our young people during their formative, school years; its value lasts a lifetime.
Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.
If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.
Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them - a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement.
The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.
Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools.
Music deserves to be the mandatory second language of all schools in the world.
Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me.
If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing.
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
Music is stored in our long-term memory. When we learn something through music, we tend to remember it longer and believe it more deeply.
Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.
Our youth should also be educated with music and physical education.
Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.
Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
When words fail music speaks.
Music is my higher power.
I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you play the stereo at max volume, it's almost like the other people can't see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow.
I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
If one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.
Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
Even if you can't sing well, sing. Sing to yourself. Sing in the privacy of your home. But sing.
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny.
That's the amazing thing about music: there's a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell.
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
The only truth is music.
Melody is, and ever will be, the very flower of music.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; the motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.
Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa piÃ¹, meno sa - Who knows most, knows least.
Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.
Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Poetry, plays, novels, music, they are the cry of the human spirit trying to understand itself and make sense of our world.
Songs are sneaky things; they can slip across borders.
Music is feeling. You can try to verbalize it. It really just hits you or it doesn't.
Tell me what you listen to, and I'll tell you who you are.
The market didn't define the music; the music defined the market.
A strange art - music - the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra.
The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with - nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end, there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.
All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!
Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches.
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose.
Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
I tell you such fine music waits in the shadows of hell.
Songs are as sad as the listener.
Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
Music is the only thing I've ever known that doesn't have any rules at all.
Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.
I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.
Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.
Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.
Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience.
Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.
Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.
How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?
The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
There is no such thing as happy music.
Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it's music or feelings or love. They're things we can't really see or touch. They're not material, but they're vitally important to us.
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.
Without music, life would be a blank to me.
Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.
Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the beautiful is dead.
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.
Music isn't just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It's a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it's joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven.
The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.
You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is.
Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
As long as we live, there is never enough singing.
Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
Excuse me if I have some place in my mind where I go time to time.
Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing the nerves and spirit of the worker.
A fine work of art - music, dance, painting, story - has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.
Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter - to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.
Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.
It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible.
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
People haven't always been there for me but music always has.
Are we not formed, as notes of music are, for one another, though dissimilar?
Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
To play without passion is inexcusable! Ludwig von Beethoven.
When you play, never mind who listens to you.
When you can write music that endures, bravo. Until then, keep quiet and study the work of those who can.
I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Close your eyes. Listen. Nothing's missing.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.
Music is an outburst of the soul.
If music be the food of love, play on.
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
If I cannot fly, let me sing.
Where words fail, music speaks.
You are the music while the music lasts.
Music comes from a place we don't know.
Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
If Music is a Place ” then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.
Life is a song. Love is the music.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
My job has very little to do with music. It has more to do with taste and culture and balance.
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Music is the soundtrack of your life.
Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.
No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
I've found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.
Music... can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is... a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy.
Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is the emotional life of most people.
If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.
Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.