Episode 101: Legacy Recording Artists
Featuring Director of A&R at Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment; Jeffrey James. Jeff manages the catalogs for the Luther Vandross Estate, the Whitney Houston Estate, P!nk, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys and many other respected recording artists. (2:22) We have a conversation about the importance of legacy recording artists. We discuss how legacy recording artists have impacted music and culture. (12:20) Jeff gives us insight into being an A&R, the difference between front facing A&Rs and legacy A&Rs. Jeff shares with us the importance of A&Rs that manage music catalogues of legacy recording artists. (22:07) During the interview, Jeff offers advice to those only looking to get into music only to become famous. Jeff shares his thoughts on what makes music timeless. Jeff also shares his favorite method of listening to music. Jeff briefly shares what made him decide to return to the music industry and stay.