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Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman

American songwriter, music producer, and business executive
Richard Feldman
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Intro American songwriter, music producer, and business executive
Is Songwriter Musician Composer Record producer Business executive
From United States of America
Type Business Music
Gender male
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Richard Feldman is a Grammy Award-winning American producer, songwriter, guitarist, and business executive. He is currently the CEO of One Drop Sync and the president of Artists First Music LLC. From 2009 to 2012, he was the president of Association of Independent Music Publishers (aimp.org).

Early life and education

Richard Feldman was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He attended Antioch University, New Hampshire, graduating with a Bachelor of Musical Arts, in 1972. In 2001, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles



Feldman worked at Leon Russell's Church Studio in Tulsa before moving to Los Angeles in 1978, where he worked at Shelter Records. That same year, he co-wrote "Promises" for Eric Clapton with Roger Linn. The demo was recorded using an early version of Roger Linn's Linndrum.

Feldman later transitioned producing music. David A. Stewart of Eurythmics happened to be in a neighboring studio in Los Angeles. His first few sessions were with David Foster and Jay Graydon of Airplay, and Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaroof the rock band Toto.

Over the years, Feldman has written songs for Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan, Joe Cocker, the Pointer Sisters, Atlantic Starr, Don Williams, and The Wailing Souls. As a producer, he has worked with such musicians as The Eurythmics, Midge Ure, Bootsy Collins, Shakespears Sister (Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit), The Roots, No Doubt, Toots and the Maytals, Ben Harper, and Bonnie Raitt.

In 2005, Feldman won a Grammy for producing best reggae album for Toots and the Maytals' "True Love" (2004). The album is a collection of the band's classics re-recorded with guest artists including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Trey Anastasio, No Doubt, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Manu Chao, The Roots, Ryan Adams, Keith Richards, and The Skatalites.

Feldman has also composed theme songs and score for TV and Film projects, including It's My Party (1996), starring Margaret Cho and Bruce Davison; Ritual(2002), starring Jennifer Grey and Craig Sheffer; and Breaking Up (1997), starring Russell Crowe and Salma Hayek.


Feldman is currently is the CEO of One Drop Sync and the president of Artists First Music Library, an online music player featuring handpicked library of songs favoring quality over quantity. From 2009 to 2012, he was the president of Association of Independent Music Publishers (aimp.org). — a trade organization representing independent music publishers with chapters in Los Angeles and New York. 

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Article Title: Richard Feldman: American songwriter, music producer, and business executive - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
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Publish Date: 28 Nov 2016
Date Accessed: 26 Sep 2020
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