Legendary producer for Michael Jackson and 27 time Grammy award winner Quincy Jones spoke out about the current state of music favoring EDM artists such as Skrillex being product-driven and frustrating for musicians in a new interview with The National:
What’s your take on the current talent in the music industry today?
Music has gone so far down lately because everyone is going after the money. People are making songs to sell all sorts of things such as tyres, clothes and alcohol. When you go after the money, God walks out of the room, trust me. I never went out after the fame and money . I was just doing what I loved and the money came. You gotta do what you love and really believe in it because that is your truth. I plan to stay like that.
Can you give examples of music that you feel is product-driven?
I don’t like techno at all. That’s just noise. I can try it because there is nothing to it but I just don’t think there is anything to learn from it. Now all these DJs are making more money than rock groups. They don’t even need bands anymore. People such as Skrillex and those guys get half a million to a million dollars a show all over the world from Las Vegas to Brazil. As a musician it is extremely frustrating. Because that’s just music to sell products.
Do you agree with Quincy Jones?
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