I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
The reality is, some people don't want you to change or go anywhere different.
Music was what I always wanted to do and I was one of the lucky few to achieve my ambition and earn a living from it for which I'm very grateful.
I usually prepare a track and then I work with the artist when it's time to do the vocals.
You can find a diamond in the rough a lot of times.
When I was in top 40 bands, I always had to learn new material and new styles.
There are people that bring artists to me to look at it and it's a question of whether I like their music and their look and if I think there's something they have that makes them different and commercial.
Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers, and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
There's artists that I'm working with on a new label of mine. Foxy Nova and Supa Nova.
The most exciting thing for all of us is movies and movie stars.
The Internet is a whole new world opening up.
It might be a huge hit, it might not; but you learn something doing it.
I enjoy music that is commercial.
I could easily not be the person that people know.
Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind.
I don't go to that many Broadway shows, so I can't really say anything.
But a lot of the old fans are listening to a lot of the younger music. So I gotta keep moving forward, and they'll move forward too.
I'm continuing to produce and will start a new record soon, as well.
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