Rick Rubin

Def Jam Recordings & American Recordings | Music Producer & Founder | Speaker


Few individuals have affected as many corners of the musical universe for as long as Rick Rubin. He has collaborated with artists from Jay-Z to Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Johnny Cash, Adele to Slayer, Lana Del Rey to Black Sabbath. Rubin founded Def Jam Recordings while at New York University. Working from his dormitory, his first recordings with LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and Run DMC took hip-hop music out of the underground and into the mainstream. Since that time, he has produced and guided the most popular and cutting-edge musicians on the planet, in addition to owning and operating his own label, American Recordings. Rubin was named a _TIME_ "100 Most Influential People in the World.” He has won nine Grammys and two CMAs. In 2021, he interviewed Paul McCartney for the Emmy-nominated documentary series _McCartney 3,2,1_, which Rubin also executive produced. He most recently released his first book "The Creative Act"**_ _**which was an immediate #1 New York Times Bestseller and launched a global conversation about creativity, causing #RickRubin to trend on TikTok and receive over 39M views. 

Rick Rubin at OMR

Fireside Chat with Rick Rubin

Wed, May 8th

15:25 - 16:10