Friday June 25, 2010 at 10:30 am
Randy Jackson is a twenty-year music industry veteran and Grammy Award winning producer. Randy started out at the young age of 13 playing bass guitar and got his big break when he joined the band Journey. As a prolific musician and producer, Randy also spent eight years as the Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records followed by four years as Senior Vice President of A&R at MCA Records.
However, it was American Idol that propelled Jackson into public consciousness. The show has proved to be a massive hit for FOX and has become a pop culture phenomenon around the world.
Randy has expanded into TV production, setting up his Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment banner at Warner Horizon Television, which launched MTV’s hit series Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew which the Los Angeles Times proclaimed “perhaps the greatest reality television show of all time” and TV Guide said “That’s how you should do a dance show.” The series is currently in its fifth season on MTV.
While working on over one thousand gold and multi-platinum albums, which have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, Randy’s amazing talent, vast studio knowledge, performing, touring and record company expertise, have made him one of today’s highly coveted music industry experts.
Randy has recorded, toured, performed and produced records for Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, *NSYNC, Madonna, Elton John, Destiny's Child, Joss Stone, Travis Tritt and many more. He continues to manage the careers of the critically acclaimed singer Van Hunt and the band Paper Tongues.