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I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak.
Any real record person knows that the number one most powerful marketing tool when it comes to music is repetition.
Art is something that opens up and enhances your emotions and that's what I like to think I'm doing.
Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different.
Bands always call me when they are in need of a boost and I come in and put them back on top.
Every record I have done was because I was a person's friend. The only time we did not continue to be friends was if the record did not become a hit. If it did, we became great friends.
I am very rich because of 'Chic' - artistically as well as spiritually. It's been an amazing life.
I wouldn't know how to retire.
I'd probably be a super wealthy guy if I had sat around writing songs and getting them placed like everyone else I know. But I write songs about people or after I meet them and they're somewhat biographical - they're fiction but also non-fiction.
I've had insomnia since I was five years old. I just don't require much sleep. I'm never tired.
It feels like my job is to support people. I support great artists. When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair, not the first chair.
It was actually my partner, Bernard Edwards, who helped me develop my sort of funky jazz style.
Music is the one part of the entertainment business where you can't fool anybody into buying a record.
My life was really interesting before 'Chic.'
Nobody under the sun was like Madonna. She was positive and clear and wholly dedicated to achieving everything that she's achieved.
There's never been a song that I just wrote and tried to send to an artist.
Trust me, the only real way to understand 'Chic' is in highfalutin terms. Our chord progressions were based on European modal melodies. I made those early 'Chic' records to impress my jazz friends.
With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together.
You can fool a person into going to see a movie with a good trailer.
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