Quotes about Popular Music.

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Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music.
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My father was not really into popular music; I had to learn about that for myself.
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I'm into old-time music; I'm not very interested in modern, popular music at all. And if I'm really into some particular old-time musician, some fiddler or banjo player, I'm always dying of curiosity to see what they look like. So there's some connection between visual images and music.
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The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part.
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There's been a shift: Country music is popular music now. Every other genre wants to come over to our land.
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The love of Christ is not a pretend love. It is not a greeting-card love. It is not the kind of love that is praised in popular music and movies.
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As late as the early '50s, jazz was still, for the most part, a genuinely popular music, a utilitarian, song-based idiom to which ordinary people could dance if they felt like it.
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Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down.
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For instance, I'm always fascinated to see whether, given the kind of fairly known and established form called popular music, whether there is some magic combination that nobody has hit upon before.
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To the average mind popular music would mean compositions vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment. That is absolutely false.
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If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
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Popular music has always had its really horrendous stuff.
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I think I'm writing for an intelligent stranger - you know, in my mind I can't remember who coined that phrase first. I don't want to write anything that makes me cringe, first of all. I cringe a lot - mostly when I hear popular music.
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Entertainment isn't just based on the very structured syndrome of European popular music, and it's great that there are so many thousands of people who are of the same opinion.
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Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head.
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Very few opera singers in history have been able to cross into popular music.
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In each medium - popular music, literature, and visual art, respectively - the woman has broken form, shed a skin, with each phase of her career, whereas the man has returned to ever-deepening iterations of the sound or sentence or imagery with which he began.
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Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?
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What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch?
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In rap, as in most popular lyrics, a very low standard is set for rhyme; but this was not always the case with popular music.
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I'm trying to fuse popular and commercial music and just make very creative music. It's popular music: it's everything for everybody.
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Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind.
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I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world already has known, that our indigenous music - gospel, blues, jazz and R&B - is the heart and soul of all popular music; and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I'm telling you.
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It was Muddy Waters who took the Delta blues north to Chicago, electrified the sound, and changed the course of popular music as we know it. That's pretty much the judgment of history, and it is mine as well.
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I particularly enjoy cello music because our daughter plays the cello. I have listened to her practice for so many hours that I am familiar with the music written for that instrument. I am also fond of the popular music of the 1930s because my future husband and I danced to it so many Saturday nights when we were in college.

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