Weber has been a widely recognized music industry professional for
over thirty years. He has produced over 180 CDs with releases on
just about every major label as well as a host of independent labels.
Along the way, his projects have yielded two Grammys, seven Grammy
nominations, at least seventeen top ten albums, two number one albums
and an assortment of other honors.
His book, "You've Got A Deal! The Biggest Lies of the Music
Business" will be published by Headline Books in January of
2012. "Over 100 people turned up, and I was truly shocked and
gratified. Took me over two hours to sign all the books for everyone.
One guy drove down from Oregon and another flew in from North Carolina
for this signing in Los Angeles. The publisher flew in from West
Virginia. When does a publisher attend a book signing!!? Wild...
The publisher who flew from West Virginia said that I had more people
and sold more books at one signing than any of her other writers
in her twenty-five year history. I wonder if that's a good thing
or a bad thing
.," says Weber.
During his thirty plus year career, he has founded, ran or participated
in various label capacities from A&R, Music Supervision for
film and TV, Production, Interactive Programming, Marketing, Sales,
International Relations, Business Affairs and Art Director for independent
labels such as Penny's Gang, 44-4 Records, Discwasher Records, Prima
Records, Beach Jazz, Agenda Records, Denon Records, Handshake Records,
Audio Source Records, Voss Records, Video Arts, Clear Audio, Pony
Canyon, P.C.H. Records, En Pointe Records, Cameron Records as well
as his own labels, Weberworks and Stark Raving Records.
His productions have also appeared on every major label including
MCA, Warner Bros., Atlantic, BMG, Columbia, A&M, Elektra as
well as such labels as GRP, Hip-O, Sheffield, Concord, Bainbridge,
Silver Eagle, Zebra, among countless others.
Among the many artists that have fallen under the banner of "Produced
by..." include: Nancy Wilson, David Benoit, Steve Lukather,
the Utah Symphony, Jackson Browne, Marcus Miller, Michael McDonald,
Bill Champlin, Gerald Albright, Tom Scott, Chick Corea, Stanley
Clark, Etta James, Linda Hopkins, Kenny Burrell, McCoy Tyner, Jackie
McLean, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Cozzy Powell, the Count Basie Orchestra,
John Sebastian, Ronnie Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Pat Boone, Buddy
Miles, Billy Preston, MC Lyte, Kenny Rankin, Diane Reeves, Diane
Schuur, Rita Coolidge, Luther Vandross, David Crosby, Simon Phillips,
Jeff Porcaro, Patrice Rushen, Toni Tennille, among many others.
Jeff has been a concert and event producer for over ten years with
extensive experience in concert management and production, staging,
lighting, and sound from the smallest of venues to large stadium
shows. He has produced shows for the Atlantis Resort, NASCAR, the
Breeder's Cup, Chicago White Sox, Cystic Fibrosis, Fallsview Casino
and Resort, Ford, Harry Caray's, KTLA, Loehmann's Department Store,
Lupus L.A., NAMM, National Cable and Telecommunications Association,
Netflix, Orange County Flyers, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, AT&T, Dockers,
Shore Club-South Beach, Taste Of Chicago, USAA, American Idol, The
Tonight Show, among many others.
In 2009, Weber finalized his, from the ground up, re-definition
of the business model for a record label that he firmly believes
will be the architecture for all labels in the future. Weber's model
has embraced a complete slate of innovative concepts and procedures,
ranging from the manner in which artist contracts are conceived
and implemented to recording procedures, to innovations in sales,
marketing and promotion. Designed to re-invent and re-energize the
relationships between the artist and the label and the artist and
the consumer, the model establishes format-breaking levels of transparency
and unique partnerships in all label/artist/fan relationships.
His innovative concepts were the operational foundations for two
independent labels distributed by Fontana (Universal). At the time,
he was named President of both labels. In addition, Weber's dynamic
business model innovations for record labels are now being taught
at UCLA and the University of Texas, Austin.
Jeff is well
known for his involvement in high technology recording techniques,
especially live two track recording, live multi-track and digital
recording. Because of their sonic excellence, his recordings have
been repeatedly selected by major hardware manufacturers to demonstrate
their product lines.
Jeff is very active as a music supervisor for film, television and
cable. He specializes in cost effective synchronization and master
use license acquisition strategies as well as production based music
Jeff co-founded and programmed Studio M, a nationwide broadcast
television network that utilized their growing 28,000 music video
library to broadcast multiple genre based music video shows. It
was on the air seven days a week, for five hours a day to an estimated
audience of thirty million homes.
In addition to music production, Jeff has spent over twenty years
behind the microphone as a voice-over talent for commercials, cartoons,
industrial films, infomercials, live web broadcasting, and television.
He has done voice work for Interscope (Guns & Roses), Toyota,
Nissan, Ford, VR Troopers, the Ventura County Star newspaper chain,
Play It Again Sports, Sony, Boston Acoustics, Audio Source, the
BBC, the Jazz Network, Dejaun Jewelers, the Los Angeles Zoo, CBS
and Warner Bros., among countless others. He continues to be extremely
active in this field.
in video production, Jeff has written, produced and directed over
two-dozen music based concerts and videos. Recently, he produced
a 12 camera, High Definition, robotic, five-channel surround sound
DVD/CD for Band From TV, a rock and roll cover band comprised of
famous television actors who travel the country raising money for
their selected charities. He continues to travel with the band producing
all their live concerts.
He has been a music journalist with articles in major industry publications
nationwide. He has received numerous awards as an art director and
many of his album cover designs have been published in "Best
of..." annual publications. As an educator, he has taught courses
on the music industry at universities and law schools (he has a
law degree as well) across the country.
Jeff is a former member of the Board of Governors of the National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) as well as a former
National Trustee and Chapter Vice President.
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