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Radio Industry Quotes


"With the advent of radio and recording, music became an industry rather than just a tradition." - Arlo Guthrie

"I don't think that the real enemy of the music industry is illegal downloading; I think the real enemy of the music industry is radio." - Perez Hilton

"Radio is not a partner in the industry. I think that the music industry has continued to depend upon radio, but has ended up pandering to a medium that doesn't care." - Don Rose

"Rock n' roll unchained a nation and revolutionized radio and the record industry, not to mention the motion picture business." - Henry Rollins

"I got my start in silent radio." - Bob Monkhouse

"Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality." - John Ruskin

"The music industry is saying, This is the format, and if you'll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and MTV will expose you, we'll sell records." - Nikki Sixx

"Radio and television... have succeeded in lifting the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry." - Nathalie Sarraute

"There are people, unnamed, in high echelon positions that I could call at this moment and tell them to nullify... uh, the fucking, uh, satellite radio industry." - Riley Martin

"Cancer research is a growth industry." - George Carlin

"Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry." - Oliver Goldsmith

"All industry must be excited by hope." - Samuel Johnson

"No one likes anyone in the industry" - Saif Ali Khan

"Hell itself must yield to industry." - Ben Jonson

"Want is the mother of industry." - Proverbs

"The radio comes back even louder than you remember it." - Stephen Chbosky

"The radio craze will die out in time." - Thomas A Edison

"I'm not an industry artist - I'm an artist in the industry." - Dmx

"The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself." - Christine Lagarde

"BBC Radio is not so much an art or industry as it is a way of life . . . a mirror that reflects . . . the eccentricities, the looniness that make Britons slightly different from other humans." - Morley Safer

"BBC Radio is not so much an art or industry as it is a way of life... a mirror that reflects... the eccentricities, the looniness that make Britons slightly different from other humans." - Morley Safer

"The record industry is still pissed off that other people are making money off their business, even if it promotes their products and increases their sales. I think they're still mad about radio." - Jonathan Potter

"You know, I do music. If you look under the hood of the industry I'm in, it's all based on technology. From radio to phonographs to CDs, it's all technology. Microphones, reel-to-reels, cameras, editing, chips, it's all technology." - William

"I have four older siblings and one younger, and all three of my brothers are in the music industry. My dad was really involved in music, too, with the disco, and he also started Radio Caroline and was the one who invented pirate radio, if you like, off on a coast in England on a boat." - Liberty Ross

"Fuck Radio Ethiopia man, I'm Radio Brooklyn!" - Lou Reed

"Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left." - John Ray

"Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy." - Benjamin Franklin

"This industry attracts more capital than it deserves." - Stelios Haji-Ioannou

"The [film] industry is an ecosystem that's sick." - Bette Midler

"Without industry and frugality, nothing will do; with them, everything." - Benjamin Franklin

"I entered the film industry sprinting, but not for long." - Chika Anadu

"Age is very important in the entertainment industry." - Rajendra Prasad

"Cultivate truth, good faith, experience, cleverness, sociability, and industry." - Pittacus of Mytilene

"In the music industry, you are in competition with everyone." - Mandy Moore

"If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies." - Samuel Smiles

"The sound of the radio fades to nothing because the waves just can't reach" - Stephen Chbosky

"It's no more dangerous to society than a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds." - Tina Fey

"Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless." - Steve Allen

"I think the primary function of radio is that people want company." - Elise Nordling

"Radio is for driving." - Ira Glass

"Radio is immediate." - Wink Martindale

"I'd always loved radio." - Harry Shearer

"But the thought leaders on talk radio and Fox do more than shape opinion. Backed by their own wing of the book-publishing industry and supported by think tanks that increasingly function as public-relations agencies, conservatives have built a whole alternative knowledge system, with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics." - David Frum

"Radio is so cutthroat, but I do feel like the music industry is structured so differently than it used to be. I'm amazed and in awe of artists who can build a parallel universe that's so big and clearly defined that the mainstream finally has to pay attention." - Caroline Polachek

"What I like about being independent [in the music industry] is that anybody who does play the album on the radio and anybody who does choose to write in the media does so because they want to, because they like it or because they find something interesting there, not because they have to." - Ani Difranco

"Telling people that I wanted to make dance music, or be on the radio, they looked at me like I was crazy because there was nothing like that in Lichtenstein when I was getting started. That's why I went to Germany, because there is industry there." - Al Walser

"I hope it's always going to be a mix between theatre, film and radio. I've been very lucky living in London that you can do all that - in New York and L.A., there's more of a structure for film in L.A. and theatre in New York. In London, our industry is smaller, but it produces brilliant work all in one place." - Samuel Barnett

"I know that there are going to be people that don't like my music, but I think in the industry itself it is always that, 'Oh. you're from the 'X Factor.' There have been certain radio stations that will not play your song because you are from the 'X Factor,' yet they'll play another song from an artist from another TV show." - Olly Murs

"I know that there are going to be people that don't like my music, but I think in the industry itself it is always that, 'Oh. you're from the 'X Factor.' There have been certain radio stations that will not play your song because you are from the 'X Factor,' yet they'll play another song from an artist from another TV show." - Olly Murs

"We have to see today in light of the transition, say, from hunting and gathering to agriculture, and from agriculture to industry, and from industry to post-industry. We're in an epoch transition." - Grace Lee Boggs

"As nothing truly valuable can be attained without industry, so there can be no persevering industry without a deep sense of the value of time." - Lydia Sigourney

"In the Soviet Union, government controls industry. In the United States, industry controls government. That is the principal structural difference between the two great oligarchies of our time." - Edward Abbey

"If youve got an industry where youve got massive investment, it doesnt matter whether you bring in alternative supplies. You still lose the money on that industry." - Arthur Scargill

"I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio." - Rodney Dangerfield

"I remember thinking, 'I don't know if I can do radio.' I never even listen to it." - Rosie O'Donnell

"Some people believe in God. I believe in music. Some people pray. I turn up the radio." - Jared Leto

"The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country." - Learned Hand

"Radio... force-feeds us music... everywhere and all the time... sewage-water music in which music is dying." - Milan Kundera

"I'm the Legendary Radio Head" - Thom Yorke

"The new national campfire - radio." - Linda Ellerbee

"All India radio was worldwide." - Ajay Naidu

"Gossip is the Devil's radio." - George Harrison

"I'm running a radio station." - Kenny Chesney

"Radio is in my blood." - Laura Schlessinger

"The radio makes hideous sounds." - Bob Dylan

"Leaders: Captains of industry." - Thomas Carlyle

"Copy, not from your industry, from others. You have to go where there is no competition." - Seth Godin

"Has the industry done to music what McDonald's has done to eating?" - Tiffanie DeBartolo

"The best customer of American industry is the well paid worker." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness" - David Hume

"Experience is by industry achieved, And perfected by the swift course of time." - William Shakespeare

"The mechanics of industry is easy. The real engine is the people : Their motivation and direction." - Ken Gilbert

"What cannot art and industry perform, When science plans the progress of their toil!" - James Beattie

"In every rank, or great or small, 'Tis industry supports us all." - John Gay

"Shortly his fortune shall be lifted higher; True industry doth kindle honour's fire." - William Shakespeare

"Many of the greatest men have owed their success to industry rather than to cleverness." - John Lubbock

"Success produces confidence, confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins that reputation which accuracy had raised." - Samuel Johnson

"The bigger issue, was the whole takeover of the food industry by big corporations." - Jerry Garcia

"That's how it always is in the entertainment industry, your feet are always treading Jello." - Hedy Lamarr

"What has really changed in the industry is the consumer. The 'he' is now a 'she,'" - Donna Kane

"By the time there is a case study about your industry, you are already too late..." - Seth Godin

"Anybody who is rude to anyone in the service industry is automatically out." - Matt Bomer

"The most profitable and praiseworthy genius in the world is untiring industry." - Elias Lyman Magoon

"Nollywood is a genre, and not the entire Nigerian film industry." - Chika Anadu

"The movie industry is full of crazy people who think that they are god." - Anthony Hopkins

"Captains of Industry." - Thomas Carlyle

"In a few wretched buildings, we created a whole new industry with international significance." - Edwin H. Land

"Maintaining a consistent platform also helps improve product support - a significant problem in the software industry." - Bill Gates

"Well, the music industry is littered with actors who belatedly came to singing." - Jeff Daniels

"'Vinyl' is a good look at the music industry. The script was honest." - Phil Daniels

"Reader, I wish thee Health, Wealth, Happiness, And may kind Heaven thy Year's Industry bless." - Benjamin Franklin

"Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive." - Bill Gates

"Industry need not wish." - Benjamin Franklin

"I am an industry." - Thalia

"This country has achieved its commercial and financial supremacy under a regime of private ownership. It conquered the wilderness, built our railroads, our factories, our public utilities, gave us the telegraph, the telephone, the electric light, the automobile, the airplane, the radio and a higher standard of living for all the people than obtains anywhere else in the world. No great invention ever came from a government-owned industry." - George B. Cortelyou

"But you can make good radio, interesting radio, great radio even, without an urgent question, a burning issue at stake." - Ira Glass

"Talk radio doesn't need to be political." - Big Jim Sullivan

"I turn off the radio, listen to the quiet. Which has its own, rich sound. Which I knew, but had forgotten. And it is good to remember." - Elizabeth Berg

"I play the radio and moon about...and dream of Utopias where its always July the 24th 1935, in the middle of summer forever." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"Fine. Everybody wears seatbelts. No radio. No distractions." Ben shot Hi a stern look. "No running commentary." "Your loss," Hi said. "To the pimp ride!" - Kathy Reichs

"My songs is hard stuff which politicians don't want on them radio station because they still want people to live in ignorancy." - Peter Tosh

"I like doing radio because it's so intimate. The moment people hear your voice, you're inside there heads, not only that, you're in there laying eggs." - Doug Coupland

"Radio is the playground of coincidence." - Sarah Vowell

"Lyrics are weak, like clock radio speakers." - GZA

"They wouldn't play my records on American radio because I had spiky hair. They said, 'Punk rock doesn't sell advertising, it won't make any money." - Billy Idol

"Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years." - Casey Kasem

"I have the perfect face for radio." - Virginia Graham

"Radio listeners are voyeurs: lurking, invisible, eavesdropping." - Paul Fleischman

"I'm doin' radio and there's a bag in front of me on the console that says 'Butt Stink' on it. Somethin' ain't right." - April Winchell

"For some years I have had in mind a plan of development which would make radio a 'household utility' in the same sense as a piano or phonograph." - David Sarnoff

"[When introducing the notion of television at the New York World's Fair at the RCA Pavilion:] And now we add radio sight to sound." - David Sarnoff

"The program is a voyage chart, a series of signals, which, like the pilot's radio, provides the basic orienting information required for the trip..." - Timothy Leary

"With radio, the listener absorbs everything." - Bob Edwards

"I almost never listen to the radio." - Bjarke Ingels

"I wanted to be a radio announcer." - Dick Van Dyke

"I grew up on radio, not TV." - David Lee Roth

"Radio is so fragmented, it's unbelievable." - Bob Seger

"Public radio has always been so powerless." - Bob Edwards

"Talk radio doesn't need to be political." - Jim Sullivan

"Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity." - George Thorogood

"Radio voices have a solid, even texture." - Dev Hynes

"I like to argue with the radio." - P J Orourke

"If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies. Nothing is denied to well-directed labor; nothing is ever to be attained without it." - Joshua Reynolds

"Industry of war is the industry of shame" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"It [the film industry] is not a glamorous industry. It's really, really hard, and you get told all the time, "You're not this, you're not that," and so you have to find a center." - Brie Larson

"This is the industry that wants [music], the rap industry." - Young Thug

"The diesel engine industry has illegally poured millions of tons of pollution into the air, .. It's time for the industry to clean up its act, and it's time for it to clean up the air." - Janet Reno

"People that trust wholly to other's charity, and without industry of their own, will always be poor." - William Temple

"There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out." - Thomas Carlyle

"It's not a testosterone-driven industry any longer. Success is making money, not in the size of the airline." - Gordon Bethune

"The Crafts which require the most Time intraining or most Ingenuityand Industry must necessarily be the best paid." - Richard Cantillon

"School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you." - John Updike

"Great effects come of industry and perseverance: for audacity doth almost bind and mate the weaker sort of minds." - Francis Bacon

"Industry is a Christian obligation, imposed on our race to develop the noblest energies, and insures the highest reward." - Elias Lyman Magoon

"God has so made the mind of man that a peculiar deliciousness resides in the fruits of personal industry." - Samuel Wilberforce

"The enterprise of America precedes that of Europe, as the industry of England precedes that of the rest of Europe." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We can be richer than industry as long as we know that there's things that we don't really need" - Willy Mason

"Genius is fostered by industry." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Every smallest step of modern industry depends upon a cooperation whose maintenance and regulation is the very stuff of law." - Learned Hand

"Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism." - Angela Carter

"Your income right now is a result of your standards, it is not the industry, it is not the economy." - Tony Robbins

"Honorable industry always travels the same road with enjoyment and duty, and progress is altogether impossible without it." - Samuel Smiles

"Most calves used by the dairy industry have their horns BURNED or GOUGED out of their heads." - Casey Affleck

"Tip: Take the stodgiest, oldest, slowest moving industry you can find. And build amazing software for it." - Aaron Levie

"Industry without art is brutality." - Ananda Coomaraswamy

"There is no news industry." - Clay Shirky

"AI is not just heading for our industry, it will radically change the machinery we use in marketing." - Tim Berners-Lee

"If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated." - Anonymous

"I think anybody that is going to be taken seriously in [music] industry needs to produce their own original music." - Paul Oakenfold



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