DEF JAM @ 25
A conversation event with
BILL ADLER, Def Jam’s founding publicist
CEY ADAMS, Def Jam’s founding creative director and graphic designer, and
DAN CHARNAS, author of “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop”
Celebrating the release of their new Rizzoli New York book
DEF JAM RECORDINGS: THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF THE LAST GREAT RECORD LABEL
ABOUT DEF JAM
Def Jam Recordings was started by young entrepreneurs Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin in the early 1980s, out of Rubin’s Weinstein Hall dorm room. 25 years later, the once-independent label has launched the careers of some of music’s greatest superstars (L.L. Cool J, Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Ja Rule, Rihanna, Ashanti, and Kanye West, etc) and changed the face of global youth culture.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Celebrating the company’s 25th Anniversary, the just-released book Def Jam Recordings (Rizzoli New York) is a stunning oral history of Def Jam in the words of its artists and top executives, taken from interviews and seamlessly told as a narrative of no-holds barred recollections and anecdotes.
ABOUT THE EVENT
During this rare conversation event, authors Bill Adler, Cey Adams and Dan Charnas will present a video/slide lecture and Q&A about their new book. The discussion will be moderated by Tisch Photography and Imaging Chair, Deborah Willis and Recorded Music Artistic Director, Jason King.
WHEN: Monday October 17, 2011, 7:00PM-9:00PM
HOW MUCH: Free for NYU students, faculty and staff
WHERE: TSOA Dean’s Conference Room, 721 Broadway, 12th floor
RSVP is REQUIRED: http://clivedavisinst.tisch.nyu.edu/object/defjam25
Seating for this event is very limited; first-come, first-served.
A valid NYU ID is required for entrance to the building.
The Clive Davis Institute is an innovative undergraduate leadership training program for aspiring creative music entrepreneurs, housed at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Students who dream of becoming leading executives, recording artists, record producers and music journalists come to us to learn the art and business of creating and selling hit music.