Wonder what it’s like to work with Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones, U2, Stevie Nicks, Pete Townshend and dozens more? Ask Doug Morris.
As Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, Doug Morris is one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment industry. But he began as a songwriter—he wrote “Sweet Talkin’ Guy” for the Chiffons, and he produced “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” for Brownsville Station. Between the “boys room” and the executive lounge, Morris started his own record label, worked alongside the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, became President of Atlantic Records, ran Warner Music, earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and headed the Universal Music Group. He’s got a good rapport with artists and musicians, is known for finding and signing exciting new talents and meets new challenges with zest.
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