The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
– Humphrey Bogart
Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it’s always community based and for the most part nonprofit. Most bands don’t ever come within a mile of profit – clearly these people are not playing music to make money.
– Ian MacKaye
Many financial and industrial companies have been bailed out with the public’s money, but very few of those who had run those companies have been punished for their failures. Yes, the top managers of those companies have lost their jobs – but with a fat pension and mostly with a handsome severance payment.
– Ha-Joon Chang
In one week, I went from being a girl who owed a guy thousands of dollars – my manager Anthony was paying for my outfits, paying for my food; I was sleeping in his parents’ basement – to taking meetings with every major label in America. The next morning, I had a record deal and wrote him a cheque to pay back all that money.