2021 Spotlight Academy Inductee, Daniel Zaidenstadt, is a hit-making machine! Daniel has worked with everyone from Zayn Malik and Lady Gaga to the inimitable Bruce Springsteen, cranking out platinum and gold hits! Join us to learn the magic behind the music as he takes us beat by beat, sharing what makes a song work and offering sage advice to those entering the industry. 

About Record Plant:

Founded in 1968, Record Plant is best known for being the studio that has created more hits and Grammy-nominated projects than any other studio. Several LARS alumni have gone on to work on multi-Grammy winning and Grammy-nominated projects that were recorded at Record Plant.


From Stevie Wonder to Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, J. Cole, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Zayn, Justin Bieber, Nikki Minaj the artist roster goes on.


With projects that include Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers EP, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and IV, Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 – and some of the most influential albums of all time, including Blondie’s Parallel Lines, Metallica’s Load and Reload, and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours —  the legendary studio continues to build upon its legacy.