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Autor Stef Williams
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Author Stef Williams
60 Views · 1 year ago
To celebrate 15 years of Hard Knock TV, we are uploading the full version of some of our favorite interviews over the years. In honor of Pharrell's birthday we had to dig into the Hard Knock TV vaults for one of our favorite interviews with Pharrell. Nick Huff Barili of Hard Knock TV, in collaboration The GRAMMYs sits down with Producer of the Year Pharrell Williams for in-depth interview. Pharrell recalls how Sugarhill Gang, Afrika Bambaataa's Planet Rock and Nile Rodgers all played into his early music memories. Pharrell explains how he's always felt a "little left of center". He adds that "I think music helped me and other people make sense of it. You are only crazy when there is nothing to go along with it...When you have these eccentric characteristics, its more accepted and understood when there is some sort of skill-set attached to it...For example Jay Z mumbles when he writes his songs, he mumbles for 10-15 minutes, then he comes back with like 16 bars of one of the most comprehensive verses you have heard in a long time. He does it every time. But again, there is some sort of skill-set to accompany his madness...Music was my inner sanctum, that's where I found my peace." As the interview continues Nick ask's Pharrell about his creative process when he goes in the studio with an artist and what his thought process was going into the making of Blurred Lines. "I didn't go into it with anything. I actually went into it with no expectation," he said. "And if anything I just went looking for fun. And looking for something that felt festive. And felt like it would lift people. So, I just went looking for that. You can't get into a scenario looking for something that's big or it's going to sound that way. I'm just happy that the universe rewarded us...And again you can't take authorship for the success of anything. You really can't. The success is determined by the people." Pharrell proceeds to tell us how Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran are changing the game by making meaningful music and letting the people speak for them instead of record labels executives. "The people make the decisions here," Pharrell said. "In fact, everything that goes on on this planet is made by the decision of the human being. Thank God like a lot of new musicians are realizing, you know, that's when you can sort of effectuate change. That's why we're seeing so much great music come out. Cause these kids are like 'You know what? I'm not waiting on a record label. I'm not waiting on a radio station. I'm gonna put my music up and out to the world. And if it's meaningful to people then it will catch fire.' And in a lot of cases we've seen it. You've seen it everywhere from the likes of the Kendrick Lamars to Lorde. Two of my favorite artists at the moment. They just didn't care. Put a song up on Soundcloud, shot a video. It's like 'Okay, I may sign with you guys or not.' And I love that. Because she's 16-years-old. So, she to me is like a shining example of where we're headed."
Pharrell also talks "Blurred Lines", "Get Lucky", GRAMMYs and shares advice for young artists.
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30 Views · 1 year ago
STEVE STOUTE GIVES TOBE NWIGWE FREE GAME ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
43 Views · 1 year ago
During UnitedMasters SelectCon, Steve Stoute and Swizz Beatz sat down to discuss Ownership, Entrepreneurship, Publishing Checks, Art and Launching New Ventures Course at Harvard. [FULL INTERVIEW]
UnitedMasters SelectCon 2: The Future Is Independence is a two-day digital conference that brings together industry experts, artists, & brands to share insights and forecast trends for how music, tech, and creativity will evolve in 2021 and beyond.
Watch Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwA3JIohYB8&t=1289s
Watch Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnXB3OZzTO4
Attention all independent artists: You can now get your music placed in #SportsCenter, #FirstTake & more. Download the UnitedMasters app today and submit your music 🔥
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65 Views · 1 year ago
It’s so easy to fall into a trap and get way too concerned about our weaknesses, versus finding power and prosperity by playing to our strengths. In today’s super-connected digital age, it’s easier than ever to collaborate with others so you can play to your true strengths.
To listen to the full episode of SelectConversations with Pharrell Williams & Steve Stoute, be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts by following the link here: bit.ly/selectconversations
Presented by @ally #doitright
37 Views · 1 year ago
*PLEASE READ THIS* *THIS WAS FILMED NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO, IT WAS EYE OPENING AND I HAVE LEARNT A LOT FROM THIS TRIP AND HAVE BEEN PUTTING EVERYTHING IN ACTION. I HAD A GREAT TIME, NO REGRETS, BUT I AM GETTING RID OF THIS ED FOR GOOD*
WE WENT TO DURHAM!
Durham is so lovely! We looked around and stayed at Premier Inn woo, then went to the Uni the second day!
I had my first dessert in a restaurant after a main! Alisha has been telling me how amazing the salted caramel brownie is and it really is AMAZING!!!
Alisha didn't actually book a place on the open day so it's great we still could get in haha yolo she lives life on the edge! The lectures were so good as well, really interesting! Had a hot chocolate at Flat White Kitchen, then went to Newcastle and did some shopping, followed by going to TGI Fridays! We ordered a garlic bread to start and the eating disorder came in strong but I ignored it and I am so glad (although I was angry I even let it get to me, and annoy Mum and Alisha). The burger and Chips were sooooo good, and we even had some dessert!
It was a great weekend, but I was annoyed when I got home and even on the plane home as I recognised where I still let the ED out or even make me worry or anxious, which I was trying not to do. I have learnt a lot, going to Durham was eye opening and I am determined to make the most of every day and live in the moment ( I know at times here I didn't, and I am annoyed that I didn't, but we learn from everything and I am proud of how well I did do there, especially as it was a new place and environment and nothing was planned at all).
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