They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the '70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn't about singles. Nikki Sixx
Between the record companies being the way they are and the fact that people can just download one song instead of buying a whole album, it's hard to make a good living nowadays. Dimebag Darrell
If you have good songs and a real desire to make music, the next thing to do, instead of approach record companies, is to get yourself a really good manager because then it allows you to focus on your profession of being a musician. Then they can focus on the darker art of the record label and the music industry. James Blunt
There's this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission. Prince
I used to run record companies, and I went to the advertising business at 29 years old. Steve Stoute