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All Quotes by author - Max Martin
" A great pop song should be felt when you hear it. "
" As songwriters, we are lucky to have ASCAP on our side, offering support and fighting for our rights. "
" I believe in the cause, and I believe in the people, and by supporting Music Rights Awareness, I very much hope - and believe - we can make a difference. "
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" I believe you have to start with yourself, think about your bad habits and prejudices, not only in your profession but generally in life. Why do I assume that a doctor is a man? Something is indoctrinated from very early on. "
" I don't think most people who listen to music are that interested in all the work that goes into making it. It's the artist you like. "
" I first began with the recorder in our community music school. After that, I played horn and participated in the school orchestra. "
" If nobody recognizes you, if nobody cares, it's easier to avoid getting carried away. That's way harder if you're a famous artist. "
" If the artist isn't having a great day or finds it all boring, my role becomes that of a coach. Getting the very best out of the artist. Helping them perform at their very best when it's game time. One way to get them there is to bring them out of their comfort zones. "
" If the chords change a lot over the course of a song, it's better to stay within the same melodic structure. "
" If you listen to the first, second, and third chorus of a song, they don't sound the same. It's the same melody and all that, but what really happens is that the energy changes. It's all about getting the listener to keep his or her concentration. "
" If you've got a verse with a lot of rhythm, you want to pair it with something that doesn't. "
" I just believe in collaboration. I mean, I've written songs on my own, you know, but I think if the artist has something to bring to the table - someone like Pink, for instance - where they have something to say, it makes your job easier and more special. "
" I love being part of the ASCAP family of songwriters and composers. "
" I'm a perfectionist. "
" I remember that I started playing brass - not so much because I had a calling but because I thought it looked cool. "
" I spent two years day and night in that studio trying to learn what the hell was going on. "
" I thought it was so cool that all you knew about Prince was about his artistry and music. "
" I try to make the songs as good as I can - the way I like it, you know? And I guess my taste sometimes happens to be what other people, particularly radio programmers, like too. "
" It's incredibly important to me that you remember a song right after the first or second time you hear it. That something sticks to you, something that makes you feel, 'I need to hear that song again.' That's fundamental. Something you want again. And again. "
" It's music. It's supposed to be fun and inspirational. You have to be inspired. If I did it because it was my 'job,' and I only did it to make money, I don't think I'd still be doing it. "
" It's never like, 'Now I'm going to sit down and write this or that kind of song.' The melodies may show up in the car, in the shower. "
" It's one thing to speak about it and another to actually do something about it. "
" I've learned that things change. The whole boy band thing almost turned into a stock market crash. "
" I've never been cool. "
" I want to be part of every note, every single moment going on in the studio. I want nothing forgotten; I want nothing missed. "
" Life is so much easier without the attention. "
" My tastes have always been pretty cheesy. I like Def Leppard. At the same time, my tastes might be pretty universal. I don't know. "
" Nothing wrong about EDM. Great songs came out of it, but there was a period when everything had to have a pace of 128 bpm and be DJ-related. "
" Pop music follows the evolution of society in general: Everything moves faster. "
" Singing involves a great deal of psychology. "
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