You may like or hate this producer, but you must admit that Rick Rubin has made a large mark on popular music. From Def Jam to Neil Diamond, Rick has covered a lot of ground.
I came across this NY Times article about him and his move to Columbia records. Even though the article is over a year old, there were a few things I really dug.
“Everything I do, whether it’s producing, or signing an artist, always starts with the songs. When I’m listening, I’m looking for a balance that you could see in anything. Whether it’s a great painting or a building or a sunset. There’s just a natural human element to a great song that feels immediately satisfying. I like the song to create a mood…..
… Sony has to agree. I’m not sure they realize that they are selling art. Right now they could be selling any product. That’s why we have to move — we’re in the art business.” -Rick Rubin
It really is all about the songs. Everything is built around the songs.[youtube=http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh003Czlx3g]
Take Control of Your Music,