I learned how to do absolutely nothing - I didn't learn one thing in high school. If I had to get a job at the A&P, they had to teach me how to sweep.
Apple Music is trying to create an entire pop culture experience that includes audio and video. If South Park walks into my office, I'm not going to say, 'You're not musicians.' We're going to do whatever hits pop culture smack on the nose.
Ground zero for me is audio.
You're only as good as your weakest link in the ecosystem of sound, of audio.
We want PC makers to have better audio because these things are used as home stereos by a lot of people, and that makes it suck.
Labels need to work with artists to help them achieve their best work, not to jam records out that are half-baked or three-quarters baked.
The lousy guitar player in any band is the bass player.
Elvis Presley was the big bang. He was the most influential single figure in the history of American pop culture. He changed the way we looked, thought, dressed, held a guitar. He didn't invent rock & roll, but he defined it in a way that everyone who followed him owes him a debt.
Apple Music is a big idea, and it's going to take some time to fulfill its overall dream.
You try to do the best with what you've got and ignore everything else. That's why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step.
My life changed because Bruce Springsteen got on a mic in front of me.
Bruce Springsteen gave people faith in rock & roll and in themselves again.
Over four or five years, I did six albums with three people: John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and Patti Smith. I felt that if I could care as much about their music as they did, I could be useful to them. I really cared about their music and their lives.
It was frustrating that young people, through no fault of their own, were listening to terrible $2 ear buds. You can't get good sound out of those.
To go on the road and listen to people sing a cappella - thousands of them - I couldn't do that.
Dylan captured what was on a million minds and turned it into poetry. With 'Blowin' in the Wind' or 'The Times They Are A-Changin',' he set a whole new standard.
I'm good at snap decisions. But if you let me, I will chew something to death.
Digital sound is damaging music; it's damaging the artists. It's so degrading.
We at Interscope put projects out with anyone we believe has a great idea and is a true talent, whether it's a musician, photographer, software developer, or technology innovator.
If you're looking for a quick hit, that means you're looking for something disposable.