It wasn’t until I discovered the power of music and films and television and music videos for a day when I realised the potential of producers to make an impact and that was the first time I’d ever thought of film as a profession.
Do you think you are a bit of a music snob?
No, actually I think producers are just as creative as anyone else – I just think they’re lucky to work in this country and to be given a fair chance to succeed.
Could you elaborate a bit on that?
For a long time, the production companies were so confident they thought it was perfectly safe to have a record which they sold at a loss.
Do you understand the potential for someone like John Smith to create a business out of this?
I don’t think his track record is bad, if anything he’s proven a brilliant businessman and very competent – so if your company knows how to produce good music and is in a strong position financially then that’s a good start.
If music and film and TV producers can be like rock stars and get together and create, then a record label or music business can be a massive success.
But if the music business isn’t like that then the film industry can’t be like rock stars.
You talk about creating ‘great art’, what is your own favourite work of music?
One of my favourite records is a song called ‘Killer Queen’ by the Beatles.
If it was the only song about a serial killer around then it would be boring but instead ‘Killer Queen’ is a song about the love story between two people who have a mutual attraction, a love-hate relationship.
Is there a song in particular that you would put up as your favourite?
That song, ‘Killer Queen’ is really about a certain type of person, a romantic type of person. The song is about the way that love can be the thing that separates you from others. And there is a lot of love in the track.
When will you release the new album?
I didn’t feel right going back into the studio for this but I have a few ideas, but it’s hard for me to say what that might be.
I think it could be the next year or two and I’m hoping that in the next 18 months I would be back working on music.
I always think the worst is when a record gets recorded but when the day
filmmaking schools new york, cheap equipment rentals, professional equipment movers springfield mo restaurants, new york film academy documentary filmmaking redux meaning, the art of documentary filmmaking workshops in colorado