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Rick Rubin

Grammy Award-Winning Legendary Music Producer & Founder of Def Jam Records

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Rick Rubin Biography

Rick Rubin is a record executive and record producer who co-founded Def Jam Recordings and later initiated American Recordings. He has significantly contributed to the popularization of hip hop, producing records for well-known acts such as the Beastie Boys, Geto Boys, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, and LL Cool J. His influence, however, is not confined to hip-hop. Rubin has produced hit records for acts from a variety of genres, including heavy metal, alternative rock, hard rock, nu-metal, and country.

Renowned for his work, Rubin was labeled "the most important producer of the last 20 years" by MTV in 2007, and was listed on Time's compilation of the "100 Most Influential People in the World." He played a pivotal role in the transformation of the Beastie Boys from punk to rap and produced the collaboration between Run-DMC and Aerosmith on "Walk This Way." His array of collaborations also extends to Slayer on their album "Reign in Blood," the Cult's album "Electric," and Johnny Cash's "American Recordings" album which revived Cash's career. His notable work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers comprises six studio albums, and he also produced Mick Jagger's "Wandering Spirit" album and Metallica's "Death Magnetic" album.

Rubin's journey with Def Jam Recordings transitioned into a new venture as he left to start Def American Records in Los Angeles, signing several rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock groups. Despite his shift, he continued to work with rap artists such as Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and Run-DMC. His role as a co-head at Columbia Records was marked by his co-production on Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight album. This versatile producer has been honored with Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year and Album of the Year.

Apart from his production work, Rubin also ventured into writing, publishing a nonfiction book titled "The Creative Act: A Way of Being" in 2023. He signed with Endeavor Content to develop his home studio, Shangri-La Recording Studios and gives advice on creativity through his Instagram page. Despite the occasional criticism, Rubin's production methods have been highly praised by artists, and his influence can be seen in works like British band Muse's self-produced album, "The Resistance." Rubin, a former vegan and fan of professional wrestling, currently resides in Malibu, California with his son.

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The Creative Act: A Way of Being

The Creative Act: A Way of Being

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  • HOW TO BOOK Rick Rubin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Rubin for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Rubin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Rubin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rick Rubin?

    Speaking fees for Rick Rubin, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Rick Rubin charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Rubin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rick Rubin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Rubin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Rubin for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Rubin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Rubin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Grammy Award-Winning Legendary Music Producer & Founder of Def Jam Records

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Rick Rubin Biography

Rick Rubin is a record executive and record producer who co-founded Def Jam Recordings and later initiated American Recordings. He has significantly contributed to the popularization of hip hop, producing records for well-known acts such as the Beastie Boys, Geto Boys, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, and LL Cool J. His influence, however, is not confined to hip-hop. Rubin has produced hit records for acts from a variety of genres, including heavy metal, alternative rock, hard rock, nu-metal, and country.

Renowned for his work, Rubin was labeled "the most important producer of the last 20 years" by MTV in 2007, and was listed on Time's compilation of the "100 Most Influential People in the World." He played a pivotal role in the transformation of the Beastie Boys from punk to rap and produced the collaboration between Run-DMC and Aerosmith on "Walk This Way." His array of collaborations also extends to Slayer on their album "Reign in Blood," the Cult's album "Electric," and Johnny Cash's "American Recordings" album which revived Cash's career. His notable work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers comprises six studio albums, and he also produced Mick Jagger's "Wandering Spirit" album and Metallica's "Death Magnetic" album.

Rubin's journey with Def Jam Recordings transitioned into a new venture as he left to start Def American Records in Los Angeles, signing several rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock groups. Despite his shift, he continued to work with rap artists such as Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and Run-DMC. His role as a co-head at Columbia Records was marked by his co-production on Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight album. This versatile producer has been honored with Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year and Album of the Year.

Apart from his production work, Rubin also ventured into writing, publishing a nonfiction book titled "The Creative Act: A Way of Being" in 2023. He signed with Endeavor Content to develop his home studio, Shangri-La Recording Studios and gives advice on creativity through his Instagram page. Despite the occasional criticism, Rubin's production methods have been highly praised by artists, and his influence can be seen in works like British band Muse's self-produced album, "The Resistance." Rubin, a former vegan and fan of professional wrestling, currently resides in Malibu, California with his son.

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FAQs on booking Rick Rubin

  • How to book Rick Rubin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Rubin for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Rubin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Rubin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Rubin?

    Speaking fees for Rick Rubin, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Rick Rubin charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Rubin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Rubin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Rubin for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Rubin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Rubin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Rubin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rick Rubin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rick Rubin for your event is $200,000 and above. Rick Rubin generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Geffen, Mike Posner, Lyor Cohen, Harry Connick Jr. and Mike Shinoda. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Rubin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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