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Hollywood Composers

The more dollars the studio producers put in, the less freedom we have. If the budget hits $100m, they get scared - they'll take the existing score of a successful movie and expect composers to copy it, like wallpaper. The biggest challenge for any composer in Hollywood is to be as creative as possible within those boundaries.

- A. R. Rahman

Miami My Own

I have my own studio down in Miami.

- Aaron Carter

Love Small

I always gravitate towards the independent side of things, just because those are the stories I always fall in love with, but you don't really get paid, and living in Los Angeles is expensive, and I have a mortgage to pay. So it's good to jump onto a studio film and then in all my other time do small passion projects.

- Aaron Paul

Away Movie

When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points - 'Make sure you stay away from this,' and 'Don't say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,' and that kind of thing.

- Aaron Sorkin

Good Been

There have been times - and not just on 'The Newsroom,' but on 'The West Wing,' 'Sports Night,' 'Studio 60'... - where it was hard to look the cast and crew in the eye, when I put a script on the table that I knew just wasn't good enough.

- Aaron Sorkin

Television Movie

If I am writing a movie and I am stuck, I can call the studio and tell them it's delayed. You can't do that with television - you have air dates to meet.

- Aaron Sorkin

Larger Illustrating

I didn't go to school for illustration. I did larger pieces, mostly drawings and paintings, and minored in video, but when I moved to N.Y.C., I didn't have a studio space anymore and downsized to my desk and started illustrating. I started a greeting card company and sold cards all over the city.

- Abbi Jacobson

Recording Studio

I'm portable. I carry a laptop and a little recording studio on my back.

- Abbie Cornish

Love Ease

One thing I love to do is produce. I've produced a couple of bands. I mean, nothing ever really happened with 'em, but I enjoy getting a young band into the studio and guiding them, and making them feel at ease.

- Ace Frehley

Say Still

I'm still shocked when people say, 'You haven't done a studio record in 20 years.' I try to make excuses for it, but the truth is I just wasn't with it.

- Ace Frehley

Doing United

I had done another show called 'United States of Cars,' which was a pilot that didn't get picked up. And they said, 'You know, we're doing 'Top Gear,' and would you like to meet the guys?' It was the wild - most wild audition I ever had because I never went to a studio or a producer's office.

- Adam Ferrara

Down Furnishing

Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music. You want to make sure you've pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.

- Adam Levine

Luck Doing

Friends give me a hard time about the pants I'm wearing, which are made in China. Well, how do you find the right clothes? Or the right movie studio? The right people giving you checks? Good luck doing the right thing all the time.

- Adam McKay

Think I Think

Sony is the coolest studio. They are really amazing. I think part of it comes from they're not an American corporation. They don't work by quite the same rules. And their studio heads have a lot of autonomy.

- Adam McKay

Behind Deal

I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be. I didn't feel there was anything behind it.

- Adam Rickitt

Recording Had

One of the more surreal days I've ever had in the recording studio was Martin Fry teaching Hugh Grant his old dance moves. Showing him how to do the hair-flip and the point, and all these sort of trademark moves of his.

- Adam Schlesinger

Magic Making

For me, it's just more satisfying when you follow the rules rather than just make a bunch of sounds. The magic of just making noise in the studio goes away after a while.

- Adam Schlesinger

Other Prefer

I generally prefer to come in to the studio with a fully written song and then work on the arrangement with the band. Sometimes even the arrangements are pretty much already worked out in my head, but other times we experiment.

- Adam Schlesinger

Play Shows

I'm not comfortable as a lead singer. Maybe I could do it in the studio, but I wouldn't have the confidence to play shows.

- Adam Schlesinger

Think Big

I think one of the great things about 'Bridesmaids' is that it's a big studio comedy, but all of the relationships in it are so grounded that you're watching a real movie.

- Adam Scott

Could Drafting

When I'm sitting at my drafting table in my studio, I could really be anywhere.

- Adrian Tomine

Love Summer

I really love New York, but I have to say, the humidity during the summer is a nightmare for a cartoonist. Not only am I sweating in my studio, my bristol board is curling up, the drafting tape is peeling off the board, my Rapidograph pens bleed the minute I put them to paper... it's a disaster.

- Adrian Tomine

Chance Big

When I started working on my own music, I didn't have the chance to record in a big music studio, so I had to record everything myself.

- Agnes Obel

Stage Fright Some

I used to suffer from stage fright, which at times was an ordeal. I won't perform live again. I'm going to do some TV shows and videos but nothing else... I don't like to travel too much or do concerts. I'm more of a studio and home girl.

- Agnetha Faltskog

Magic Through

I've been in the studio when you go through a track and you run down a track and you know even before the singer starts singing, you know the track is swinging... you know you have a multimillion-seller hit - and what you're working on suddenly has magic.

- Ahmet Ertegun

Fact Some

You should learn to be happy with what you have. Besides, the fact that I'm not a huge star has allowed me to pick and choose the roles I want to do, not the ones some person sitting in a studio office thinks I should do.

- Aidan Quinn

Some Longest

Most days, we don't get to the 'SNL' studio until noon. On Monday, we pitch the host, and that's our shortest, lightest day. Tuesday is our longest day - some people don't leave until Wednesday night. It's just a long, long day.

- Aidy Bryant

Behind Very

Latinos are the fastest growing minority, and we're obviously not going anywhere. We're extremely loyal as a people, and I think Hollywood is starting to recognize that. It's very rare for a major studio to nationally distribute a film with Latino talent, not only in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.

- Aimee Garcia

Always Least

My ideas come when I least expect it, so I've always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.

- Akon

Over CD

More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don't happen in the studio.

- Al Jarreau

Romantic Being

Being in the studio is a really romantic time.

- Alison Krauss

Play I Think

In the studio, you can always stop, rewind and do it again, but on stage, you can never do that - it's a different energy. It separates good bands from bad bands, being able to play, perform and really capture an audience. I think that's the hardest part.

- Alison Mosshart

Away Very

We were in New York, and we were performing at a morning show. This fan literally ran from that studio in the middle of New York City to our airport, which was very far away. That fan ran all the way there to see us, and we were so in awe of that guy.

- Ally Brooke

Music Getting

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.

- Alvin Ailey

More Still

We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.

- Alvin Ailey

Doing Been

I've been in a recording studio enough times to know that it is not the best place to multitask. Doing a couple of takes of a song and running out to check your email to talk to someone about video production really is not good.

- Amanda Palmer

Like Go

I just like to do covers, every once in a while. If someone pays me to go into the studio, I'll do it.

- Amanda Seyfried

New Gig

We'll see if we ever do another Ministry gig again or not. I'm not saying yes or no yet. All I'm saying is I know there's no new Ministry studio CDs coming ever again. I promise.

- Al Jourgensen

Big Measuring

The main thing in measuring integrity is someone's motive and intent, not how many records they sell. Our intent in Ministry was never to be big. We just wanted to make enough money to live and to buy a studio, which we have done in Austin.

- Al Jourgensen

Business Will

Eventually, when I sell enough units, as they say in the record business, I will stop touring. I'll concentrate on what I like to do... stay in the studio.

- Al Jourgensen

Rat Like

I'm a studio rat. I like going in there as producer.

- Al Jourgensen

Game Chest

The game is No. 1. You are an adjunct to the game. In a studio, there is no game. You are the star. That's why you are there. For the game, you can't go away from the game and beat your chest. People are there to watch the game. You are there to supplement, not to override or overwhelm.

- Al Michaels

Song YouTube

By the time I'm in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.

- Al Yankovic

Last Spoke

I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time.

- Alan Rickman

Couple Named

I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark. He was working in the same studio I've been working in, he heard my music and he said, aw man, I've got to do something with you.

- Alan Vega

I Think Through

Later on, when I signed with Sony, we wanted to re-release 'Fade' as 'Faded' with a brand new mix and with vocals by Iselin Solheim. I think Iselin was the first person who sung demo vocals for 'Faded.' And it worked out great! The way I got in touch with Iselin was through a guy that I work with in the studio.

- Alan Walker

Living By The Time

With songwriting I spend a lot of time living life, accruing all these experiences, journaling, and then by the time I get to the studio I'm teeming with the drive to write.

- Alanis Morissette

Would Preference

And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.

- Alanis Morissette

Song Happen

Typically I go in the studio and whatever I'm contemplating that day will wind up being a song. I don't come in with lyrics... I just go in and let it happen.

- Alanis Morissette

House Approach

My son was five months old, and I built a makeshift studio in my living room so that I could do the attachment parenting approach and write the record at the same time. That was fortuitous, that we could build that in the house.

- Alanis Morissette

Feel References

I feel like you listen your whole life, so when you are in the studio, your references are all the songs and music that you know. It just depends on where the songs are going and what attracts you at the moment.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Reason Existed

It's funny: the reason I did 'Beautiful Creatures' was the same reason I did everything else - even though it was a genre film and existed at a more studio level, the script and the characters were so well written.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Work Flight

It's sometimes tiring to get off a long-haul flight and go straight to the studio for a shoot, but if you really plan everything well, you can get so much out of combining travel with work.

- Alek Wek

Week I Think

My experience on 'The West Wing' was, I think, now rare in that I was pretty young, and I walked into this environment where Aaron Sorkin was giving me a script every week, and Thomas Schlamme and John Wells were keeping the studio off my back, at least as best as they could.

- Alex Graves

Matter Your

For someone making a pilot, assuming the talent is there and you can maneuver the system properly, it's just a matter of standing your ground and trying to make something great until you are making enough money for the studio that they let you keep making it.

- Alex Graves

Think I Think

But I think the credit has to go to Geddy... he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul, I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there to be a part of the whole thing, and for the most part he made all the major decisions.

- Alex Lifeson

Which Joe

The film, even when we were making it in that budget range, which was really a coup - we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head, Joe Roth.

- Alex Winter

Voice Separate

In 'Finding Nemo,' all of the voices were recorded separate - so I would be in a sound booth in a studio by myself reading the lines with just the director. Basically, you can just come in, and it doesn't matter what you are wearing or what you look like; it is all about how your voice sounds.

- Alexander Gould

Study Like

I definitely want to study film. I'd like to have my own studio one day and just make a lot of movies.

- Alexander Ludwig

Rest Always

I've always said I'm not the kind of designer who likes to lock himself away in a studio and let the rest of the company deal with it. I work very closely with everyone on the team.

- Alexander Wang

More Wanted

We wanted it more live and raw. We didn't want a studio sound.

- Alice Cooper

Mood Next

It's a real luxury to have a studio all to myself, somewhere to start mood boards for the next collection.

- Alice Temperley

Love Using

In one respect, I like the freedom of using all the people that I love instead of being dictated by the studio to use the hot person of the moment.

- Amy Heckerling

Nature Waiting

I have spent probably years of time waiting in studio lounges - waiting on a mix, waiting on my time to sing, waiting on, waiting on, waiting on. That's just the nature of life.

- Amy Grant

Work More

I don't typically work that late into the night in a studio, I'm more productive during the day.

- Amy Ray

Faith Some

You simply cannot do a sitcom by committee. It will not work. You've got to have one or two clean, creative voices in charge, and there's got to be some faith by the studio and network in those people to make the right choices.

- Amy Sherman-Palladino

Love Very

I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature - the very thought of it drives me mad.

- Andrew Wyeth

Big Some

I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.

- Andy Partridge

Kid Smashed

Terry said he had this new kid and his wife didn't want to live in England. He wanted to tour. He hated being in the studio. Terry liked seeing various bars the world over and getting smashed out of his brain. He was a sort of latent Keith Moon.

- Andy Partridge

Data Which

If you're in a motion-capture studio, you have spherical, reflective markers, which are picked up by cameras that emit infrared - it reflects it, and then the cameras pick up the data.

- Andy Serkis

Video Live Theater

I have a company in the U.K., a performance-capture studio. We're looking to push the boundaries of performance-capture technology in film and video games, but also in live theater, using real-time performance capture with actors onstage, and combining that with holographic imagery.

- Andy Serkis

Play Over

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over.

- Andy Summers

Deal Became

I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.

- Angela Carter

Contract Got

I was put under contract. A major studio. I got nominated for an Academy Award. Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!

- Angela Lansbury

Through One Night

I ran into Snoop one night. I was in the studio later, and I got this beat and thought he would sound great on it. I called him and he came right through that night.

- Angie Martinez

Imagine Rap

Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!

- Angie Martinez

Year Album

That's usually what happens with AC/DC: you make an album, and then you're on the road flat out. And the only time you ever get near a studio is generally after you've done a year of touring.

- Angus Young

Play I Think

I think what AC/DC does best is play live. That's when everything comes together. Even after you make a studio album, when you go out and play live, that's when you learn what being in a band is all about.

- Angus Young

Will Away

I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away. I now don't. There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year or two down the line I'll come back to.

- Anish Kapoor

Next Sold

My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing.

- Anish Kapoor

Couple Use

In the studio, my brother and I have always used a lot of Marshall amps. We like to keep it pretty basic. We just use a couple of cabinets each - sometimes just one, if we think that's enough. We mainly go for 100-watt and 50-watt heads.

- Angus Young

Aesthetic Making

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.

- Anish Kapoor

Reason Some

What one does in the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I've got to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing to be in the world. There's enough stuff in the world.

- Anish Kapoor

Think Next

Think about trailers you see in theaters. If you're seeing a Warner Bros film, the studio might have three of the five trailers. So having a hit helps you create the next hit.

- Anita Elberse

Making Pursuing

If you're a film studio, you're making a movie for a foreign market. You're pursuing ideas that travel well. It changes the movies we see and how movies are made.

- Anita Elberse

Happen Commercial

The more commercial work that is happening, the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights, the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen.

- Ann Macbeth

Always Looked

Most of the contract people at MGM stayed and stayed and stayed. Why? Because the studio looked after them. Warner Brothers wouldn't - they were always spanking somebody or selling them down the river.

- Ann Rutherford

Hollywood

Hollywood studio executives don't recognize the value of female performers as much as male performers.

- Anna Faris

Note Movie

You can alter movie singing so much because you go into the recording studio and, just technology for recording has gotten so good, you can hold out a note and they can combine a note from take 2 and a note from take 8.

- Anne Hathaway

Strong Very

Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.

- Annette Funicello

Looking Back Happen

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic. I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.

- Annie Leibovitz

Some Very

For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline.

- Anthony Doerr

Love Play

I love being in the studio, and I am a huge fan of live music. Without writing good stuff in the studio, you have nothing to play live.

- Anthony Hamilton

Songwriting I Write

Most songs I write are spur-of-the-moment-type things. I have to be spontaneous. If not, songwriting can bore me. There is no pre-design or idea of what I am going to do when I go into the studio. It's all like that for me. I could go in and write two or three songs in an eight-hour session. You can't over-think songs. You just can't.

- Anthony Hamilton

Cold Hollywood

No studio in Hollywood wanted 'Cold Mountain.' None. No one wanted 'Ripley,' no one wanted 'The English Patient.' That tells you there isn't really an appetite for ambitious movie-making out there.

- Anthony Minghella

Half Musical

I have a fantastic studio in my home, and it's my biggest toy. I have about a half a million dollars worth of musical equipment in my house.

- Antonio Banderas

Wait Some

At some point, I went to the studio and nothing happened. It can be really depressing to sit there and wait for the inspiration that doesn't come. I had to start recording rough song ideas before going to the studio. I did that at home whenever I had a good idea.

- Apparat

New Things New

I'm never tired of going to the studio. I enjoy recording and documenting everything and trying new things.

- Aretha Franklin

Motown Blocks

Many of my friends were there at Motown. The studio was only a few blocks from where my dad's home was, where we lived.

- Aretha Franklin

Gift Think

I think 'Nick and Norah' was a huge deal for me. It was my first foray into the studio world, and that character was such a gift.

- Ari Graynor