Rick Rubin – The Music Man – Takin over the dying Columbia/Sony

8 09 2007

Rick Rubin  / Lynn Hirschberg Photo Beginning in 1984, when he started Def Jam Recordings, until his more recent occupation as a career-transforming, chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning producer, Rick Rubin has never gone to an office of any kind. That wasn’t a problem: Columbia didn’t want Rubin to punch a clock. It wanted him to save the company. And just maybe the record business. This is a step in the right direction for musicians of all genres and label affiliation (or lack thereof)

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did you know?  This may been been the bear that was going to terrorize me in my sleep while camping.



2 responses

8 09 2007
Nate Westheimer

Folks in the music industry definitely need to embrace the paradigm shift rather than fear and fight it. They’ll make money… they just need to be as creative as their best artists.

8 09 2007

Rubin is the man…Most producers wish they could be like him, and all musicians wish they could work with him. The guy has a miraculous ear and according to musicians that I know that have worked with him, the guy is honest and lets you know when he doesn’t like something. We need more people like him.

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