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1. "I initially wanted to work in the music industry more on the A&R side. While I was in school, I began working in the New Business department of an advertising firm, and very quickly I was responsible for roughly 70% of their business, so you could say I had a natural knack for the advertising world."
Author: Adam Kluger
2. "I think where it's going is toward what the music industry is like, where channels will be considered more like labels that carry the type of TV show that you like, and then you'll consume them however you can. For example, I don't really watch Showtime, but I bought 'Homeland,' and I've been watching every episode on my iPad."
Author: Adam Pally
3. "Everyone in the music industry is so fun and laid-back."
Author: Audrina Patridge
4. "I think the next big thing in music, and it's kind of because I come from the tech industry, is actually, I think it's the platform... Spotify is incredibly interesting. I think the platform is becoming the star."
Author: Brian Chesky
5. "We were the rebels of the music industry so we wanted to write a rebellious song."
Author: Brian Harvey
6. "If I was rich enough, I would love to launch my own record label. I would love to try and give all my musically talented friends a start in the industry."
Author: Cara Delevingne
7. "I never do anything to strictly satisfy a fickle, ever-changing commercial world. I do the music I like to play. It's the only way I feel comfortable existing in the industry."
Author: Charlie Hunter
8. "One of my dad's friends from the music industry came over to our house one time and heard me sing, and he said, 'She should audition for this role I have!' So I did! It was a movie called 'The Gospel,' which I did when I was five. That was when I was like, 'I want to do this acting thing!'"
Author: China Anne McClain
9. "I think too much of the music industry is for the lawyer and accountant mentality."
Author: Chuck D
10. "Downloadable music is the biggest musical phenomenon since the Beatles, and the music industry is slow to come to grips with that."
Author: Chuck D
11. "I'm tired of the music industry these days! They polish everything until it no longer sounds real. The raw uncut sound is something I think no genre but alternative and Aerow music retain."
Author: Clive Langer
12. "I'm proud of my roots. There are not many Asians in the music industry so it's important for me to tell people where I'm from."
Author: Coco Lee
13. "Everyone in my industry, the movie industry, is looking at the music industry and going, 'How do we avoid that collapse?' And I don't know if you can, to be quite honest!"
Author: Colin Hanks
14. "It disturbed me that the music industry had gone down the drain, even though people were listening to more music than ever and from a greater diversity of artists."
Author: Daniel Ek
15. "There are half a billion people that listen to music online and the vast majority are doing so illegally. But if we bring those people over to the legal side and Spotify, what is going to happen is we are going to double the music industry and that will lead to more artists creating great new music."
Author: Daniel Ek
16. "There are millions of people who consume music illegally every month. Just getting them into a legal service will make the music industry way bigger than it's ever been before."
Author: Daniel Ek
17. "Radio is not a partner in the industry. I think that the music industry has continued to depend upon radio, but has ended up pandering to a medium that doesn't care."
Author: Don Rose
18. "If you look at the market cap increase in Apple since it created the iPod versus what's happened to the music industry, you have to say Apple got the better part of that deal."
Author: Edgar Bronfman Jr.
19. "Even if there were no illegal copying, the advent of digital distribution will put a lot of stress on the movie and music industry. When the distribution costs comes down, that puts more price pressure on the rest of the cost."
Author: Edward Felten
20. "Everything about the music industry takes away from you as an artist. They're always wondering what the next thing is: 'What do you have?' It's a very introverted process."
Author: Gary Allan
21. "A protracted legislative fight will not move us closer to where the music industry wants to be - delivering music to fans through a variety of different, innovative Web sites."
Author: Hilary Rosen
22. "Since the traditional recorded-music business models have drastically changed, there is truly diminished income derived from recorded music by artists - both current and catalog. The touring industry has become much more important as a majority revenue stream and the ancillary fan experiences and promotions that may be derived from it."
Author: Irving Azoff
23. "But anyone who knows anything about the music industry knows it's not only about the music."
Author: Isaac Hanson
24. "I think downloading is both saving and killing the music industry at the same time."
Author: Isaac Hanson
25. "Actually, I wanted to be a musician, either a guitarist or a drummer. I guess my dreams were in the entertainment industry, and I landed somewhere along there."
Author: Israel Broussard
26. "I feel pretty used by the music industry, in that my contracts are written in such a way that I don't get paid. And that makes me wanna quit working for whoever thinks it is that I work for them. But I've clearly got a job that I can't quit."
Author: Jamey Johnson
27. "Stop trying to treat music like it's a tennis shoe, something to be branded. If the music industry wants to save money, they should take a look at some of their six-figure executive expense accounts. All those lawsuits can't be cheap, either."
Author: Jeff Tweedy
28. "Amazingly, I've been sort of an anomaly in the music industry. I feel like I've been able to exist as kind of a throwback artist."
Author: Jewel
29. "The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute."
Author: Jonathan Davis
30. "I think the iPod is the true face of Republican politics, and I'm in favor of the music industry … standing up proud and saying it out loud: We in the Chiclet-manufacturing business are not about social justice, …we're not about a coherent set of national ideals, we're not about wisdom. We're about choosing what WE want to listen to and ignoring everything else…. We're about giving ourselves a mindless feel-good treat every five minutes. …We're about persuading ten-year-old children to spend twenty-five dollars on a cool little silicone iPod case that costs a licensed Apple Computer subsidiary thirty-nine cents to manufacture."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
31. "Good new songs are the backbone of the music industry. There isn't an artist out there who could survive without hit songs."
Author: Kara DioGuardi
32. "Coming into the music industry, even when I was a kid, one thing I learned is timing is everything. You being prepared is everything."
Author: Kelly Rowland
33. "Given that there was that era of girl group music and it's still very popular, but I think if you looked at the chart from that time you would see many more men on it. Because the industry, they were catering to young girls. I mean, that's what they thought their audience was."
Author: Lesley Gore
34. "A lot of beefs in the music industry are caused from miscommunication and just not really understanding what's going on, having people in your ear saying this is what somebody did, or this is what somebody did to you."
Author: Ludacris
35. "I've admired Alicia Keys since before I got into the music industry, just everything she represents as a female artist."
Author: Melanie Fiona
36. "But since I am in the music industry, I don't want anyone to download music, not on September 9th."
Author: Obie Trice
37. "One thing the music industry has taught me is to manage my expectations."
Author: Q Tip
38. "'The Sound of Music' did more damage to the industry than any other picture. Everyone tried to copy it. We were the biggest offenders."
Author: Richard D. Zanuck
39. "I don't think piracy is going to kill the music industry. But digital technology and the ability to download will change the packaging from CDs to a single-based business."
Author: Richard Parsons
40. "I always say this to people: 'If Shaq can be in the NBA for 19 years and dominate for 19 years using his body, why can't I be in the music industry for 50 years using my brain when my brain is way stronger than anyone's body?' I have to have a successful record company, more hit records. I want to dominate the game."
Author: Rico Love
41. "My experience in the music industry made me very thick-skinned. Your art is something very personal and there's never a shortage of critics when it comes to art."
Author: Romany Malco
42. "And I just pray that god gives me longevity in the music industry."
Author: Ruben Studdard
43. "He welcomes the chance to do fatherly things with the little girl, and those ten morning minutes with dear little four-year-old Ruby, with her deep soulful eyes, and the wondrous things she sees with them, and her deep soulful voice, and the precious though not entirely memorable things she says with it, and the smell of baby shampoo and breakfast cereal filling the car, that little shimmering capsule of time is like listening to cello music in the morning, or watching birds in a flutter of industry building a nest, it simply reminds you that even if God is dead, or never existed in the first place, there is, nevertheless, something tender at the center of creation, some meaning, some purpose and poetry."
Author: Scott Spencer
44. "I'd fired anyone who was involved with Creed. I didn't want anything to do with the music business. The entire press and industry hated me, so what was the point?"
Author: Scott Stapp
45. "I didn't have any knowledge of the music industry when I first got to L.A., and I really didn't know on a creative level what I wanted to sound like, so I had to do a lot of experimenting. It led to a spiral of depression and being broke."
Author: Skylar Grey
46. "By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum."
Author: Steve Albini
47. "It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music."
Author: Tom Petty
48. "I love music, so if I wasn't singing, I would probably still be working in the music industry. I love songwriting, so I'd probably be a songwriter."
Author: Trey Songz
49. "I'm just basically trying to make music that feels good. Right now in the music industry there's a real lack of intimacy. You don't really connect with the artist as much anymore, and you don't really understand where they are. I'm basically doing music that illustrates who I am and where I am in my life."
Author: Tristan Wilds
50. "385, 394–95, 404, 406, 408, 565 music industry and, 394–95, 400–401 Trinitron products of, 132, 155"
Author: Walter Isaacson

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