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On this episode of the VIP Ignite podcast, your host Deneen White is excited to introduce you to Bob Leone. Bob broke into the music industry in 1976 as the principal songwriter and keyboardist for the RCA recording group, Flame whose producer was the legendary Jimmy Iovine. Jimmy also produced albums for Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, U2, Patti Smith, Dire Straits, Gwen Stefani, The Pretenders, and Iggy Azalea, among other international superstar acts. Jimmy was also Flame’s co-manager.
Bob has been critiquing songs professionally for more than 35 years. He conducted weekly song critique sessions for the Songwriters Guild of America, where he served as National Projects Director from 1981 to 1988.
In 1988, Bob began his 18-year tenure as the National Projects Director for the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame and its parent organization, the National Academy of Popular Music.
In 1990, Bob created the Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriter Showcase program. Between November 1990 and October 2006, he produced and hosted 59 of these critically-acclaimed standing-room-only events, which were held four times a year at the most renowned New York City music venues, including The Cutting Room.
Many of those featured at Bob’s events were offered publishing, production and record deals as a result of their appearances. Many who were unknown at the time of their performances are now international stars...Stefani Germanotta (Lady GaGa), Lizzy Grant (Lana Del Rey), and Rachel Platten (“Fight Song”) were among them.
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