Book Release: 'The Musician Says'

Collection of Music Quotes Out in September

The Musician Says is an all-access backstage pass into the world of singers, songwriters, composers, and instrumentalists. A collection of quotes from an eclectic group of revered musicians spanning centuries, genres, and continents, The Musician Says is a reminder that the creative process bridges time and place, and that music is a universal language.

Edited by Benedetta LoBalbo, The Musician Says covers everything from the process of songwriting to the idea of the “rock star” and the excitement of live performance. Each pair of pages show similar (or differing) opinions about various musical practices. On rehearsing Pavarotti states, “I have never practiced more than an hour a day in my life” while Beyonce is “a perfectionist and one thing about me: I practice until my feet bleed.” Compiled and edited much like creating a piece of music, there are, as the editor puts it, “legato passages – long quotes – and staccato exchanges – short, punchy one sentence messages.” The Musician Says is for musicians and music fans alike to laugh, relate to, or find some inspiration from an assortment of artists.

Featured quotations from hundreds of artists including:

Bob Dylan
Katy Perry
Hans Zimmer
Louis Armstrong
Beyonce Knowles
Yo-Yo Ma
Taylor Swift
John Lennon
Dolly Parton
Leonard Bernstein
Judy Garland
Jimi Hendrix
+ more

The Musician Says joins the Words of Wisdom series. Past titles include The Architect Says, The Designer Says, The Filmmaker Says, and The Chef Says.

About the Editor

Benedetta LoBalbo is a musician and songwriter based in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

For more information, please contact:

Steph Leke,, 212 995 9620 ext. 229