Nile Rodgers: "In Conversation with The Hitmaker" | Talks At Google

source: Talks at Google    2016年6月23日
Nile Rodgers joins Talks at Google to talk about his career, FOLD Festival and "The Hitmaker".
About Nile Rodgers:
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times," distinguished CHIC as the "most sampled band in history" (The Guardian, 2011), won CHIC nine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations, and generated groundbreaking pop hits like "Le Freak," which was inducted into the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame. His career-defining productions for David Bowie (Let's Dance), Madonna (Like A Virgin), Diana Ross (diana), and Sister Sledge (We Are Family), plus his work with artists like Duran Duran, INXS, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, The B-52s, and Michael Jackson, have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. His FOLD Festival (http://foldfestival.com/) is currently in its second year on Long Island and is debuting in London for the very first time.
In addition to headlining the world's most prestigious venues, Rodgers' many endeavors include his roles as Chairman and Founder of the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF), serving on the NARAS Board of Governors, giving keynote speeches at events for noted media companies like FremantleMedia as well as conferences like Google Zeitgeist and the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza, scoring music for blockbuster films, writing the critically acclaimed autobiography Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny (2011), and distributing soundtracks for popular AAA video games via his national distribution company and record label Sumthing Distribution and Sumthing Else Music Works. "The full scope of Nile Rodgers' career is still hard to fathom, and it's not just ongoing, it's in overdrive," Rolling Stone recently remarked, naming Rodgers one of "the 50 Most Important People in EDM" (2014). Indeed, Rodgers' unrivaled track record is a mere glimpse of what's yet to come.
Learn more at http://www.nilerodgers.com.
Event moderated by Anant Shukla.

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