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    David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

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    Though the story does not make it into his film, he revealed that he was once asked by Art Garfunkel if he thought Garfunkel should drop out of architecture school to pursue a career in music. "I told him to stay in school," admitted Geffen, who said there were plenty of acts that passed on working with Geffen, too, including REM, which signed with Warner Bros. at the time. "It's not about the ones that say no; it's about the ones that say yes," said Geffen. "Your life isn't made up of people who aren't in it." He acknowledged that he had set out to make a career in the movie business but was told early on that he'd have better luck with musicians as a young agent because they, too, were young.


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    Asked his thoughts about the opportunities and challenges of entering the music business as a producer or executive today, he deadpanned: "I'd kill myself." And it's no easier to break in as an artist now, he notes, attributing the difficulties to the absence of Top 40 radio and an outlet like MTV to air music videos on a loop. "You need repetition," he said of what he describes as a crucial element of discovery. "You need to be able to hear things a lot."




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kendall143;49445327
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    Asked his thoughts about the opportunities and challenges of entering the music business as a producer or executive today, he deadpanned: "I'd kill myself." And it's no easier to break in as an artist now, he notes, attributing the difficulties to the absence of Top 40 radio and an outlet like MTV to air music videos on a loop. "You need repetition," he said of what he describes as a crucial element of discovery. "You need to be able to hear things a lot."




    Read more at David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today | Billboard.biz





    This is VITAL. My business has a way to provide that repetition WITHOUT radio. Not only that, we can provide something that radio CAN'T provide...AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION TO THE MUSIC AND THE ARTIST.
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    ^^^^how? Without spilling yo master plan Troup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwandishi View Post
    ^^^^how? Without spilling yo master plan Troup.

    Utilizing other resources.



    Going into more detail would be spilling my master plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.troup View Post
    Utilizing other resources.



    Going into more detail would be spilling my master plan.

    Spill that plan, my man. This is the Information Age. Iceboy would tell it!

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    There are quite a few execs that need to 'kill themselves' with the foulness going on now in 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desire Inspires View Post
    Spill that plan, my man. This is the Information Age. Iceboy would tell it!


    If I didn't have shit to tell, I'd tell it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legal Dollaz View Post
    There are quite a few execs that need to 'kill themselves' with the foulness going on now in 2012
    I wonder if the new execs in 5-10 years will do the same??


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    Yep, count on it

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    If I were an exec, I would receive daily death threats.

    I would have an all-gay roster openly singing about homosexual love and lust. All videos would feature intimate gay scenes.

    Then I would kill myself.

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