When I was in top 40 bands, I always had to learn new material and new styles.
There's artists that I'm working with on a new label of mine. Foxy Nova and Supa Nova.
The whole process of this record was an education for me as a musician.
The reality is, some people don't want you to change or go anywhere different.
The Internet is a whole new world opening up.
So most of the acting that's done are usually Canadians and because it's shot in Toronto, there's this law that you have to use Canadians for extras.
It's like spicy food - sometimes you have to tone it down so more people can enjoy it.
It's about finding great artists and being part of their careers.
It might be a huge hit, it might not but you learn something doing it.
In regards to the play, I'll just keep watching it and go out on the road every now and then to see how it's going and to tweak it to make it better.
I'm continuing to produce and will start a new record soon, as well.
I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
I think that whenever there's a good script we try to make that happen, but it's all based off of a good story, a good script, but I don't believe you should do it just because it's African-American.
I still write the same way and have the same perspective.
I mean, it's nice to know Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, but when you're sitting next to a movie star, that's a whole 'nother thing.
I don't necessarily want people to know all my intimate feelings about Tracey.
I don't go to that many Broadway shows, so I can't really say anything.
I could easily not be the person that people know.
I usually prepare a track and then I work with the artist when it's time to do the vocals.
There are people that bring artists to me to look at it and it's a question of whether I like their music and their look and if I think there's something they have that makes them different and commercial.
I'm much like Thicke - I love all types of music, and when things are fused together it may be watered down, but then you end up with something new.
I wanted to be around that music, and know it, and be inspired by it. And I think the best way to do that is to be around people that do it.
I think that in order for music to be heard in a lot of different situations you have to always consider that.
I enjoy music that is commercial.
Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind.