Elton John: I'd be a great record label boss

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 December 2015
Elton John

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John believes he would be good at running a record label

Sir Elton John says he would be a "great president of a record label".

The 68-year-old superstar has been churning out hit songs for almost five decades but revealed he has the talent to discover and "nurture" new artists too.

Asked what other role he would have liked in music, he shared: "I would be a great president of a record label company, but I wouldn't want to be, because you have to deal with bullshit and business. I would love to be an A&R man I know a lot about music and how to nurture talent.

"But it wouldn't pay me enough and I couldn't sit in clubs at 3 o'clock in the morning watching acts anymore."

Meanwhile, the 'Rocket Man' hitmaker thinks singers are being rushed into the spotlight nowadays before they have time to develop their songwriting.

He told The Sunday Times: "A lot of artists are being pushed into recording too quickly instead of being nurtured.

"I know how frustrating it is... 'When's it going to happen, how much longer have we got to wait? But you know what? The wait was worth it. When I was ready, I was ready."

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