Sheryl Crow: It Was Demoralizing To Find Out How The Music Industry Works – Music News

Sheryl Crow felt “demoralized” discovering how the music industry works.

The 60-year-old singer rose to fame when she had the chance to tour with late global superstar Michael Jackson – who died in 2009 aged 50 after a tumultuous life in showbusiness – in 1987 and admitted that even if she had found the experience “inspiring”, she felt exposed to things she did not necessarily want to see.

She said: “When I toured with Michael Jackson, literally six months before, I was a schoolteacher. After 18 months, I was definitely exhausted. I was seasoned. I had been sexually harassed and I had seen things that I had seen. ‘ I don’t really want to see. You can’t take away the story of a young man who has been damaged and sugarcoat him. Watch him make incredible moves that no one had ever seen before was really inspiring. I think learning how the music industry works was demoralizing.”

The ‘If It Makes You Happy’ singer opens up about her story as part of the new documentary ‘Sheryl’ and explains that while she initially had reservations about charting her life in show business when s approached for the first time, it was “liberating” to tell her own story for the first time.

Speaking on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’, she added: “I was approached to do a documentary actually at the start of the pandemic and I absolutely didn’t want to do it, but when all was said and In fact, it’s been liberating enough to tell the story on my own terms. Certainly, the high points have been the GRAMMYs and singing with incredible artists from Eric Clapton to Pavarotti to Reunion Chairs.

‘SHERYL’ is available to stream now.

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