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But when you're beginning, you should try to focus on something you love and your own way of doing things.
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For a young band about to make a record, make sure you get the vocals right.
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I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.
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I protect the record company's investment by making sure that I think the record has a good shot at being commercially successful, but I also protect the band from having the record company turning it into an uncreative process, from feeling like someone's looking over their shoulder every minute.
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I see myself as the buffer between the band and the record company.
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I think being eclectic is bad when you're just starting out.
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I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me. And I was very self-conscious about it. I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too.
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I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance.
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I think that the increased bandwith will make music and movie clips a lot more satisfying; but it won't sort out boring ideas or songs.
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I think we could have done a lot more great music, so I was disappointed that we didn't continue making records and touring, but it's hard to argue with 10 good years.
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I've become increasingly confidant in following intuitions ahead of thoughts as I produce more records.
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It's really exciting working with a new band when you feel like you hit something that's great, and you helped them bring something out.
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Most bands have a sound that they're already identified with, so for the producer it becomes a process of helping them find their muse in the studio to make a record that will not only satisfy them artistically, but will also do something in the marketplace.
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Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative.
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My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.
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My style is not as defined as someone like Terry Lewis or Jimmy Jam, but when you listen to records I've made, there's a consistency about them.
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Normally when I work with bands I'm trying to refine and improve what's already there.
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On the other hand, there's almost nothing better than being in a successful band and being in the forefront of what's going on.
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Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali - someone who actually creates a sound for them.
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That is why I am involved with liquid audio because I think that delivering quality audio over the internet will give musicians a chane to be heard.
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That said, everything's important, and every musician who plays on the record is an integral part of it.
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The most important thing is to develop a vision of your own. That might mean excluding a lot of other types of music at first.
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The thing about being an artist is that if you put out a record and the record company drops the ball, you can be set back for years.
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The vocals are what immediately draw people in and sell the song.
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We also knew that our next album would be a further expoloration of what we had begun with I Zimbra.
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What's nice about being a producer is you get to roll the dice more often, and you get to be involved with lots of different kinds of music.
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When I was in the Modern Lovers we would sometimes spend hours on the stupid drum sound and end up with 10 minutes to do the vocals. That's backwards.
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