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David Byrne: Advice to the young

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"If the musician or artist values their freedom and the ability to be creative, then they have to realize they wont be making hundreds of millions of dollars." Sound advice from the multifaceted musician David Byrne.If you value your creative freedom, you might have to do other work on the side, to make a living, explains David Byrne: "Often the artists who are very successful don't have much flexibility. In achieving success they loose a lot of their creative freedom. They have to keep making the same thing, more or less, over and over again."The Scottish born, award winning musician, David Byrne (b.1952), who was a founding member and principal songwriter in the American New Wave band Talking Heads, has also released numerous solo recordings, and worked across various media, including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction.David Byrne was interviewed by Pernille Jensen at Falconer Salen, Copenhagen, August 2013.

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