Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bublé advice: steal

There's a short Q&A with Michael Bublé in the Guardian today.

I've always enjoyed traditional jazz music - Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire et al and modern day incarnations like Harry Connick Jr, Kevin Spacey (yes he can sing as well as act) and Bublé.  I don't know much about Bublé as an individual other than he once worked in the Oxford fish market but noted his advice in the Guardian piece to 'a singer':
"Steal from as many people as possible. Rip off one person and you're a thief – but if you steal from everyone, you can tell people it's research."
Always interesting when one of the successful stars bucks the music labels' party line about all piracy being evil and destroying artists' livelihoods. If it wasn't for the distorted rhetoric in the music industry then advising people to draw inspiration from others which is essentially what Bublé is doing here wouldn't be controversial. Still nice to see him be explicit about it.