RICK RUBIN TAPPED TO HEAD COLUMBIA RECORDS
According to a report at Hits Daily Double, legendary producer Rick Rubin has been tapped to run the SonyBMG-owned Columbia Records along with partner Steve Barnett. He will bring the entire catalog of his own record label American Records (whose artists include SLAYER) along with him. He will also continue to produce artists on other major labels as well as on Columbia. My first reaction to this news was of the “who cares, all the major labels are doomed” variety. But on the other hand I actually have to hand it to the SonyBMG brass for hiring a guy who actually, you know, understands music as opposed to some business schmuck in a suit with his head up his ass. What do you guys think? Discuss.