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 would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers, and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
I usually prepare a track and then I work with the artist when it's time to do the vocals.
When I was in top 40 bands, I always had to learn new material and new styles.
You can find a diamond in the rough a lot of times.
There's artists that I'm working with on a new label of mine. Foxy Nova and Supa Nova.
I enjoy music that is commercial.
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.
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 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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