Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul

I'm honored to have had Aretha as a friend and to have worked for her.  We lost an inspiring, talented and very loving individual.  My daughter and I attended her birthday parties at the Ritz and always enjoyed spending time with her, those will forever be memoriable moments. She was always so gracious and caring.  Her legacy and music will live forever more and she will truly be missed.           Read More

Shout out to 300 Entertainment

Amazing work from start up label 300 Entertainment.  Congrats Lyor, Kevin and   Read More

Interview with Motown Vice President Rex Rideout

Rex Rideout VP of A&R Motown/IDJ By Ruben Rodriguez   MENTORS: Bernard Drayton, Barry Eastmond, John Dee What is your work phylosophy?  Consistency, hard work,being open .... learning from everyone in order to stay relevant. What is your most memorable moment? Receiving a call from Stevie Wonder at 2am. What are your thoughts, in respect to   Read More

Interview with Recording Artist Josh Xantus

JOSH XANTUS RECORD COMPANY:  M USA Entertainment By Ruben Rodriguez   Who is your favorite Artist? “My favorite artist would have to be Brian McKnight.  I just admire his way of approaching a song.   He's also an amazing musician.  I had an opportunity to perform for him on his radio station and that is something I will cherish for the rest of   Read More

Weekly Quote

"No antenna or bandwidth is too big or small.  Super serve radio and it will bring those possibilities closer to reality."                               Ruben   Read More

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Welcome to Ruben's Corner

Through many years in the music industry my myriad skills in promotion, marketing, A&R, publicity, Sr. VP for major record labels, label owner/CEO and artist management company owner, have kept me infinitely tuned in with the business and trends associated with it.   I’ve always carefully observed my peers and have continued to learn from their highs and lows and expanded on their success to realize the full potential of each artist and goal. Here in Ruben’s Corner,  I will share advice from my experiences, along with interviews with music executives, radio executives, managers, booking agents   Read More