Ground zero for me is audio.
What we feel, especially in the streaming area, especially in the services area, is that you need curation.
When I was a label head, I didn't think I was greedy. I've always run my own race.
Dre's from Compton, I'm from Brooklyn, and we both wanted to make a better life for ourselves, right? And we both - somehow, we're both recording engineers, that's how we got our break.
You shouldn't take a customer who's buying an album, who's happy buying an album, and try to tell them that what they're doing is wrong.
You should try and fail and not be afraid. Get up again.
If you tell a kid, 'You've got to pick music or Instagram,' they're not picking music.
Interscope is run more like a rock band than a record company. It's run in a very spontaneous, heartfelt way.
The good news is in the record business, they only count your successes.
We're trying to make the music service a cultural point of reference, and that's why we're making video. We're making video for our Apple Music customers and our future customers.
I was very insecure. I figured the only thing I can do is just work harder than everybody else and be useful. So I would anticipate when a client would need a cup of tea. I would anticipate when they wanted to rewind the tape. I would anticipate when they were going to do a vocal.
I always say, 'I love chocolate, but I'm not Willy Wonka.'
To get people to pay for something that you built, it has to be of service. It has to make somebody's life better.
Every system I have in my house or my car, they're all tuned exactly the same.
Labels need to work with artists to help them achieve their best work, not to jam records out that are half-baked or three-quarters baked.
I learned how to do absolutely nothing - I didn't learn one thing in high school. If I had to get a job at the A&P, they had to teach me how to sweep.
If you're looking for a quick hit, that means you're looking for something disposable.
A chart that weighs some ad-supported streams the same as a pay stream... encourages artists to promote free tiers to have a No. 1 record. That's great for the tech companies, but not for artists.
We at Interscope put projects out with anyone we believe has a great idea and is a true talent, whether it's a musician, photographer, software developer, or technology innovator.
That's how I grew up - it wasn't cool to not have a good system.
If you're great, that means you're freaked out that the next day you're not going to be great. You keep trying.