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.
Music is my living. I enjoy selling my music.
One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
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.
If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed I agree with you.
The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.
I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music can affect for good or ill the body as well as the mind.
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 think there are unseen powers who don't want pop music to be anything other than glorified Madonnas.
I think that is what film and art and music do they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.
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.
Pop music has progressed.
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've never intended to be controversial but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.
Our music's kind of about taking something ugly and making it beautiful.
I get caught up in my bubble of reading writing or music.
I don't like rap music at all. I don't think it's music. It's just a beat and rapping.
I don't care what people say. My music's my music.
You know I used to listen to music a lot more.
I still absolutely love 'The Sound of Music' and anything with Julie Andrews in it.
I really like all music but mostly Country older R&B and the good classic rock.
Country music is about new love and it's about old love.
I try to just make music that I love and if I believe in it that's all that matters.
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 just want to make my music and I want it to stand on its own.
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 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.
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 love slow music.
I'm always going to do that - record and make 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.
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'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.'
Disco is music for dancing and people will always want to dance.
For me making music is part social part interaction part collaboration.
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.
I love recording music.
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.
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.
A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.
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.
I wasn't very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me it was all about jazz.
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!
When I moved to New York I fell head over heels back into country music and probably 'cause I missed something about Texas.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I sing a mixture of everything from opera folk music Broadway. It's a mix of things.
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 love that sense of change that you'd get in pop music every three minutes every four minutes.
I'm not trying to keep up or adapt. I'm allowing myself to grow evolve and create new music.
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?'
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.
Distance doesn't exist in fact and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere at all times.
I tend to score with songs from Western pop music.
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'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.
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.
Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.
I write music with an exclamation point!
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.
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.
Writing has laws of perspective of light and shade just as painting does or music. If you are born knowing them fine. If not learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
I came through folk music simply because it was easy to get into it.
The considerations of a corporation especially now have nothing to do with art or music.
To enjoy my music you need depth and emotionality.
In some ways my gift for music and writing was born out of tragedy really and loss.
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.
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.
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.
Comedy is like music and the way to make the best music is to have skilled musicians in your band.
Music breaks my heart constantly.
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 is hugely important to me.
What's missing from pop music is danger.
You can never stop discovering music.
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.
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.
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.
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 what our feelings sound like.
I love 70's music.
I always believed in the music we did and that's why it was uncompromising.
I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it even amidst great pop music.
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 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.
The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false.
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.
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.
Music became a healer for me.
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.
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.
It's almost charity work what people have done turning other people on to my music.
I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible.
I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.
I'm a good music provider and I'm fine with that. I'm a quality music manufacturer.
Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain.
Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance love rhythm and can kind of pick it up.
Everywhere I go I buy new music shirts.
Choreography is mentally draining but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
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.
High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it.
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.
Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational existential. Nothing is sacred. After a decade a musical idea no matter how innovative is threatened.
I listen to crazy robust rock music where they sing their faces off and soul music which can be similar.
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.
In middle school I really didn't have music but in high school I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.
I've loved Michael Jackson his music his music videos.
I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds.
I feel like every project I've ever done has had music involved in it somehow.
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 think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock 'n' roll spirit swagger to the game.
I'm very inspired by past music.
I've sung other people's music all my life.
It's been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I've experienced.
Music is my life professionally for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.
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!
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'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.
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.
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.
Mike Patton is a genius... It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played.
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.
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 have a very lively and colourful show. It's two hours of hits and the music speaks for itself.
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'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.
Half the battle is selling music not singing it. It's the image not what you sing.
Music is what I love to do it's in my veins.
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.
Before you can make good music you just have to shut up. Then the music can say what it has to say.
There's an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim - the album with 'The Girl From Ipanema.' That's the most seductive music ever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Country music has always sort of been country music.
If music leaves any impression at all it does so without regard to stylistic issues.
Great music is in a sense serene it is certain of the values it asserts.
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.
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.