Top 175 Music Industry Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Music Industry Quotes from famous people such as Bernice Johnson Reagon, Mike Posner, Big Daddy Kane, Juicy J, Jessica Origliasso, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

At the same time all this was happening, there was a fo

At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
I came to realize that if I was going to succeed in the music industry, I was going to have to learn how to perform my songs myself.
Mike Posner
I feel that in the music industry there are so many artists it’s easy to be forgotten because it’s so cluttered.
Big Daddy Kane
I used to read music books when I was 13. My mom was working at a library. She’s a librarian. I would get my mom to check out any kind of books that had anything to do with the music industry. I read a lot about royalities, publishing, marketing, stuff like that.
Juicy J
When you’re faced with challenges in any industry, but especially the music industry, it tests you in a lot of ways, both personally and professionally.
Jessica Origliasso
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.
Romany Malco
The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time – producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.
The music industry isn’t converging toward dance music. Dance music is dance music. It’s been around since disco – and way before disco. But there’s different versions of dance music.
You have to be really strong in the music industry, and I’m naturally very timid. That was really hard for me. You have to be tough. You have to make decisions and be a businesswoman.
Rebecca Ferguson
The ‘music industry’ is not a term I use. I tend to concentrate on music, and the music business is something different.
Mark Knopfler
The music industry has become so unpredictable. And I think people know that if someone has a Number One song, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have several ones after.
Astrid S
I don’t even know what words to use to talk about the music industry anymore. But the business has changed a lot – the methods of releasing music.
Anthony Kiedis
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.
Jeff Tweedy
I know the music industry is based on a lot of smoke and mirrors in a lot of cases, such as making things look like one thing versus what it actually is. I feel like I’ve been here long enough that I’ve surpassed the need for any of that.
There are not many girls doing reggaeton or urban music in the Latin music industry.
Karol G
Don’t let this music industry or any industry come between friendship. Just stay focused on your goals.
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.
Tom Petty
Everybody always thinks you have to move out of the city and go where the music industry is, but it’s possible in Louisville, and it’s possible anywhere. You just have to believe.
Bryson Tiller
I think too much of the music industry is for the lawyer and accountant mentality.
Chuck D
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.
For the first ten years of my career, I felt suffocated. People constantly stood over me while I tried to create. And in 2009, I hit rock bottom. I couldn’t find myself because I was looking to be defined by the music industry or by being number one on the Billboard charts.
India Arie
I think the States is a huge part of the music industry worldwide. There are so many other artists and music industry people here, so I think to be working my audience here is definitely a go.
I’m an advocate for women to become more aware of the different positions in the music industry.
Victoria Monet
I would love to be able to say that due to my experience in the music industry, when it comes to the songs, I’m killing it over anybody else, but that is not the case. Everybody in this thing is ridiculously talented to where I don’t feel special.
We grew up in the middle of nowhere. We didn’t have a rich uncle in the music industry or some contact through someone that our dad worked with. And we went into the world blindly, and just through believing, dreaming, and working hard, Good Charlotte came to fruition.
Benji Madden
My biggest frustration is the lack of scale in the music industry. The fact that no one has sold 100 million copies of an album is frustrating.
Troy Carter
You see so many musicians come and go. For me, it’s really about the longevity in the music industry. It’s not all about having a lot of hit records at one time.
My family, particularly my brother, made it possible for me to get into the Punjabi music industry.
Guru Randhawa
When I started getting so many haters and closed doors, I decided to prove that it could be done. I was a divorced single mother of three at the time and a size 12 – not your typical model artist that labels feel work for the music industry.
Jenni Rivera
When I entered the music industry, the biggest struggle was reaching out to people.
Guru Randhawa
There have never been so many women in the music industry, but they’re doing ballads and pop. Where’s the new Joan Jetts and the Wanda Jacksons and the Debbie Harrys, all these strong women? I wanna be the woman that rocks.
Imelda May
Starting in the mid-1990s, the end-to-end ubiquity of t

Starting in the mid-1990s, the end-to-end ubiquity of the Internet, combined with its cheapness, spontaneously combusted to give us Napster – a site that revolutionized the music industry overnight. We got P2P file swapping in the film and TV industry as well.
Max Keiser
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.
Edward Felten
‘Vinyl’ is a good look at the music industry. The script was honest.
Phil Daniels
I think overall, and this isn’t specific to Spotify or any streaming service or any label… when you consider the overall value chain of the music industry and how important the songwriter is to the business – I think there needs to be another look at the value chain.
Troy Carter
The music industry is in such poor shape; it’s in a really bad way, and a lot of people in the industry are very depressed.
Kate Bush
My husband works in the music industry and he’s always the first to know about great new bands, so I end up seeming really with it because I’ll be listening to an up-and-coming band before everyone else hears about it.
Gail Simmons
I am immensely overwhelmed and thankful to Filmfare and the Times Of India Group for bestowing on my father and my guru the honor he truly deserves. It is prodigious to see the Best Music Album Award being named in memory of the man who pioneered and changed the face of music industry in India.
Bhushan Kumar
And I just pray that god gives me longevity in the music industry.
Ruben Studdard
I definitely like making my friends in the music industry.
Noah Cyrus
I think that the music industry is such an interesting place, and there are so many situations that people don’t know about.
Bebe Rexha
All of them had so much to offer us as far as, you know, knowledge in the music industry, and especially Randy and Paula because, you know, they’ve been artists.
Ruben Studdard
My parents are so supportive of whatever we want to do and completely nurtured that, and they’re so proud of that as well. My sister’s a doctor, and I have an older brother as well. He went into the music industry; he’s very musically talented.
Hannah John-Kamen
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.
Jimmy Buffett
More than anybody in the music industry, the Staple Singers were like family to me.
Marty Stuart
The music industry really has to learn a lesson from the tech industry about what scale means at the end of the day and learning how to monetize.
Troy Carter
Having had polio never held me back as I got older. Although having one leg smaller than the other isn’t much fun, I could always get about without any trouble. Luckily, in the music industry, everyone was only interested in my singing and playing and not the size of my legs.
If you don’t have any ties to the music industry, you just love ‘American Idol,’ you can sit there and do exactly what you do in your living room, which is stare at them and judge them.
Neil Patrick Harris
I think what’s surprised me about the music industry is that you never know what’s going to happen. I’ve had to teach myself that, because I love to know everything. I’m quite a control freak when it comes to stuff like that.
Simon Cowell is the George Bush of the music industry.
The music industry used to be able to control a single dance on the very smallest level of when people are supposed to hear it, and when they’re supposed to start liking it, and when they’re supposed to start buying it. And that’s trashed, you know, that big machine that takes control and works albums for a long period.
The music industry is so easy compared to the ballet world.
Vanessa Carlton
I am so excited for where and what K-pop is doing and how it’s growing. In the music industry it’s not a trend, it’s not a quick ‘oh this is cool for a minute,’ this is a full genre, which is exciting and cool.
Eric Nam
The games industry is already bigger than the music industry, and it’s mainly directed at teenage boys.
Thomas Dolby