Quincy Jones in Conversation with Pete Tong
One of the most celebrated and decorated producers, arrangers, musicians, and music visionaries of our time, Quincy Jones, joined ‘Pete’ Tong, ( the English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1) Pete Tong in conversation at IMS Engage at the W Hollywood. The engaging dialogue captivated the room leaving us with some memorable quotes.
International Music Summit took over the W Hollywood Hotel for their 5th annual IMS ENGAGE event. Featuring conversations between some of the biggest names in music – Lyor Cohen and Jake Udell, Chuck D and Seth Troxler, Kaskade and Stuart Price, Jason Strauss and David Grutman, and Quincy Jones and Pete Tong – the event was an unarguable success, providing never-before-heard insight and stories from titans of industry. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, 27 Grammys and an Emmy, Jones is best known as the record producer behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Off the Wall and Bad.
The full length video of the legendary Quincy Jones in conversation with Pete Tong was released via IMS. The 60 minute conversation features Jones discussing everything from working with Michael Jackson and Ray Charles, to his opinion on present day DJ’s and producers, and dance music’s ability to survive musically.
“The summit essentially serves as a who’s who of EDM and a place to plot its future.” – Billboard
“I couldn’t help but ask Jones what he felt Jackson would think about the rise of EDM. ‘Are you kidding’ he said. ‘He’d love it.’” – Forbes
“A great song can make the worst singer on a planet a star. The best singer on the planet can’t save a bad song.” – Quincy Jones
“Know your music first. If you don’t know music, you work for Pro Tools. If you know music, Pro Tools works for you.” – Quincy Jones
“If you go into the studio to make music for money, God walks out of the room.” – Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones Musician and Humanitarian.
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