You have to remember that in those days you didn't have overnight success through making videos. You had to pay your dues as musicians. From when I started out, the music business has changed a hell of a lot. It's very corporate now. It's all down to marketing. It's very much more market-strategy based. I mean - the pop business always was about marketing, but even more so now the video situation is so dominant. Today you have to have a hit video on MTV to sell the record. You can manufacture a band, give them the right look, get the right producer and the right song, record the album, then you make a great video, and you take off. Overnight the record can be in the charts through marketing.
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