Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Macy Gray makes art

Hitmaker Macy Gray believes her music is an ''art'' and thinks music should not be valued on how much money it can make.
Great deals on musical instruments

Macy Gray believes her music is "an art".

The 42-year-old singer - who first shot to fame with her single 'I Try' - says she doesn't mind having less success on a commercial scale as she's so proud of the songs she's made.

Speaking to Stylist magazine she said: "I like people who do art for the sake of art. Actors have the luxury of making a big movie and then they'll do a little independent film. In music, it's almost like a crime if you do something less successful. Record labels are short-sighted. They want to make money and they make that clear. I want to make money too, but my work is also an art."

Macy says she uses past experiences to write songs as they give her so much inspiration.

She continued to Stylist: "All my close relationships have been a huge influence on who I am and what I do every day. I give my whole self to a relationship, so they have always had a huge impact on my life. I've always practised the idea of writing what you know. When you write what you know, stuff comes out really naturally."

Earlier this year, the hitmaker revealed that she got into singing because of an ex-boyfriend.

She said: "I got started because of a crush. I had a boyfriend in college who was in a jazz band and had a little studio in his room. We started writing songs together; I didn't know if I had a good voice, I just wanted to hang around him."

Posted on 1 Jul 2010 07:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.

10 Mar 2017 12:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.

26 May 2017 09:55
thumbnail

Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience

25 May 2017 11:53
thumbnail

Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.

24 May 2017 12:51
thumbnail

Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.

23 May 2017 12:21
thumbnail

A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.

18 May 2017 16:00
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40