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Friday, April 25 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
The Lost Art of A&R with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

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There's nobody quite like writer-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Over an incredible 30-plus year career, the duo has revolutionized the sound of urban and pop radio, bringing together world-class musicianship with cutting-edge technology for iconic hits by Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Usher, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, George Michael and dozens more. But it takes more than songwriting and production prowess to achieve what Jimmy and Terry have achieved. In a contemporary music market driven by canned beats and albums that sound more like singles collections, Jimmy and Terry insist on working closely with their artists to make sure every song has a purpose, and reflects the artist’s creative essence. In this revealing keynote panel, they’ll explain how they develop artists and create albums that stand the test of time.


Moderators
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Jon Platt

President, North America - Warner/Chappell Music
President, North America - Warner/Chappell Music  | | Renowned for his publishing expertise, sharp business acumen, and ability to identify global superstars early, Jon Platt is one of the most influential executives in music today. JAY Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Usher, Drake, Ludacris, Mary Mary, Young Jeezy and Snoop Dogg, are just some of the talent that Jon signed personally at the onset of their careers. Utilizing a full-service approach focused on educating and empowering his signees, Platt has helped grow the careers of countless writers, producers and artists, redefining what it means to be a modern music publisher. Jon joined Warner Music Group in October 2012 as President, Creative, North America, Warner/Chappell Music, and was quickly promoted to the role of President, North America, overseeing teams across... Read More →

Panelists
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Jimmy Jam

Producer, Songwriter - "Rhythm Nation," "Miss You Much," "Escapade," "U Remind Me"
Producer, Songwriter - "Rhythm Nation," "Miss You Much," "Escapade," "U Remind Me" What do Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani; Prince and Barry White; Usher and Mary J. Blige; Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey have in common? They’re all superstars, of course, with some of the most original and appealing music of our time to their credit. Which should come as no surprise, considering that all of these A-list artists, and scores of others, have performed songs written and produced by one of the most successful and consistently creative teams in modern musical history... Read More →
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Terry Lewis

Producer, Songwriter - "Rhythm Nation," "Miss You Much," "Escapade," "U Remind Me"
Producer, Songwriter - "Rhythm Nation," "Miss You Much," "Escapade," "U Remind Me" What do Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani; Prince and Barry White; Usher and Mary J. Blige; Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey have in common? They’re all superstars, of course, with some of the most original and appealing music of our time to their credit. Which should come as no surprise, considering that all of these A-list artists, and scores of others, have performed songs written and produced by one of the most successful and consistently creative teams in modern musical history... Read More →


Friday April 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

Attendees (280)