Music Gear News
Macy Gray sang for love
Macy Gray only became a singer because of an ex-boyfriend.
The 'I Try' hitmaker had no idea if she had any musical ability when she started writing songs, as she was only doing it to spend more time with her sweetheart.
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."
The outspoken singer also revealed she thinks the music industry is prejudiced and claims people are keen to stereotype her because of her ethnicity.
She explained to The Guardian newspaper: "Is there prejudice in the music industry? Yes. If you're black and you don't do R&B or hip-hop, then you're going to have a very long haul - there's only one Lenny Kravitz, one Tracy Chapman. The last label I was on only sent my records out to urban radio stations, even though I was more of a pop artist. But the fans don't care who is singing. If you hear a great song, you don't care if it's by a 90-year-old green person."Posted on 12 May 2010 07:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
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.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
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
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
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.
Recent Music News
A piano that offers no compromises with either its sound or functionality, the MP7SE is ideal for the professional performer in need of a versatile voice.
BOSS are celebrating their 40th anniversary in style this year with the Pedal Perks Club, in which users are entitled to various free gifts and prizes.
Pioneer has released their latest sampler, the Pioneer DJ DJ DJS-1000 Standalone Sampler. With intuitive features, its the ideal companion to the live DJ.
Presonus introduce the next addition to their line-up, the Faderport 16. With various intuitive features, the Faderport 16 is ideal for the live sound engineer.
A digital piano that's ideally suited to the intermediate player, the Roland RP-102 Digital Piano hosts a number of intuitive features for the developing pianist.
The Darkglass Microtubes B3K V2 Bass Overdrive pedal is the quintessential tool for those bassists looking to develop and diversify their bass sound.