The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.— Charley Pride
Beautiful Record Companies quotations
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
We play the music we want to play and we play the places we want to play.
I'd hate to be on the usual record company where you get an album out and you do a tour, and you do all the Odeon's and all the this that and the others. I couldn't just do that at all.
I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California.
Keep company with those who make you better.
I think all record companies should be run by a musician.
Just as you wouldn't trust your health to an electrician.
The corporations have taken over. Even in the recording studio. Actually, the corporate companies have taken over American life most everywhere. Go coast to coast and you will see people wearing the same clothes, thinking the same thoughts, eating the same food. Everything is processed.
I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn't have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling... I'm the most sampled artist in history.
Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
My dream is to do whatever I want without any interference from the record company.
I used to enjoy all the white bands when I was a kid listening to the radio.
But the record companies, they take music and label it - like, they say "rock". Because the white singers can't sound like James Brown, they call him "soul". They've been doing that for years. That's the prejudice crap.
Who wanna be next? While you a dead superstar, the record company still cashin' checks.
Bad company ruins good morals.
I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company.
Considering LEGO's considerable brand equity, you might expect that the company must have a marketing budget in the billions. Not so. In fact, LEGO's marketing budget is so modest that if I recorded it here, you'd probably think it was a typo. LEGO doesn't do its own talking; it lets LEGO maniacs talk for it.
There's this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.
I notice you're a nerd is like saying, 'hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful that vapid, that you believe that there are thing that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan.
My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population.
This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.
I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.
I would like to promote the concept of a partnership of insurance companies, physicians and hospitals in deploying a basic framework for an electronic medical records system that is affordable.
I learned that focus is the key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.
I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company.
Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year.
I heard a quote once in a documentary about a band that said you're better off owning everything 100 percent and selling 20,000 copies of an album than signing with a record company and selling a million copies. There has never been a truer statement about show business than that.
Choose your friends wisely. The company you keep can and will affect the opportunities you see.
I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck.
All those things basically equal freedom to me - and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge.
It was a chance meeting with a lady at Mariah Carey's record company who was here in our office, actually. And I pulled her in here to this very office that we're sitting in now, and I played her the clip of me and George Michael singing. And I was like, it's joyful. And that's what people want.
I suddenly realized that in order to do what I wanted to do, I had to become that which I hated - which is the head of a record company or a digital media conglomerate - and just do whatever you want.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.
Having a record company and putting out my own CD.
There's clothes and shoes. There's also an upcoming book deal that I'm trying to do. I'm trying to be positive. I'm a big fan of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Today on social media, you can release anything and everybody will hear it.
Back in the day, that was your only outlet, getting a deal with a record company and them distributing it around the world.
The internet seems to be what a lot of independent bands are doing these days.
They're bypassing the studio - the big studios, EMI and all the record companies - and just doing it themselves, online, selling their stuff, getting known through that medium.
You don't need to have a 100-person company to develop an idea.
When a record company makes a mistake, the artist pays for it.
When a manager makes a mistake, the artist pays for it. When the artist makes a mistake, the artist pays for it.
The record companies really do conspire against the artists. Especially the black artists
The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.
Companies such as Google and Facebook rely on capturing as much data as possible to enhance their advertising targeting.
The fans like the idea we do what we want.
It's not an act. Screw the record company and the beaten path. Without MTV or radio, we still have a huge underground following.
I challenge record companies to show me evidence of a single penny they've lost due to Napster.
I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent.
In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity.
When a record company looks at me I'm very hard to market, I don't really fit anywhere, It's hard to get me on the air, and I'm hard to demography, but! because of that I'm not subject to trends like you pointed out.
Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline.
Most of my relationships have been like that - with record companies.
I've never had a legitimate business relationship with a company. I've always had a personal relationship with someone in the company.
A lot of record company people, even though they're our age, want to be perceived as young hip guys, and they're hurting the business.
When people start writing songs for award shows, there's a very limited palette you can use. You end up not sounding like you. You end up sounding like somebody else. You end up getting what the record company thinks they can market.