Record Plant is known for being one of the most legendary studios in the music business. Did you know that Jeff Barnes, LARS alumnus, worked his way up from being an intern, to a studio hand and most recently became the President of the iconic studio?
In this candid conversation, Jeff Barnes chats with Director of Alumni Relations Joe Byron, about his time at The LA Recording School, how he got his first break in the music world, and how he became one of the most respected, and ultimate self-starters in the recording 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.