Boardroom: Out of Office

Episode 46: Mark Ronson, the globally renowned DJ, and Oscar- and Grammy-winning music producer and artist.

Episode 46: Mark Ronson, the globally renowned DJ, and Oscar- and Grammy-winning music producer and artist.

Boardroom: Out of Office - June 16, 2021 - 1:04:06

This is a special episode where Rich and Gianni welcome Mark Ronson, one of Rich's long-time friends and a former business partner. Mark and Rich talk about the early years of their friendship and Mark's trajectory from being a seat filler at the Grammys to the shock of winning his first Grammy (for Amy Winehouse's Back to Black.) Mark discusses the importance of mentorship from icons like John Forte and Q Tip, the record label he and Rich partnered on, Allido, and their strange experience together when Mark DJ'ed Tom Cruise's wedding. Mark also goes deep on how producing for Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen changed the trajectory of his career and transformed him from a "New York DJ" to a "Grammy-award winning producer", ultimately doing work with some of the industry's biggest names, including Adele, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga (with whom he won an Academy Award & a Golden Globe for "Shallow." Mark talks about his new project, Watch The Sound with Mark Ronson, a six-part docu-series on Apple TV+ that examines sound creation and revolutionary technology used to shape music and features acclaimed guests like Paul McCartney, King Princess, Dave Grohl, Adrock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys, Charli XCX and more. He also discusses his new podcast, The FADER Uncovered. Mark is currently based in New York where he operates his record label, Zelig Records, home to Raissa, Issy Wood and King Princess. Ronson’s multiple honors include an Academy Award, seven Grammys, and a Golden Globe.

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Boardroom: Out of Office brings fans inside the careers and conversations of some of the world's most fascinating thought leaders, including entrepreneurs, athletes, and entertainers. Host Rich Kleiman brings out never-before-heard stories, career trajectories, and key pieces of advice that only come from the kinds of discussions held out of the office.