Broken Record Andrew Watt: Producer on the Rise

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It’s hard to believe Andrew Watt is only 30 years old. He’s built up an impressive and diverse roster of collaborators over the last five years including Ozzy Osbourne, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, and Justin Bieber. He’s quietly become one of the biggest producers in the industry … leading to a nomination at the upcoming Grammys for Producer of the Year.

Rick Rubin chats with Andrew Watt in this episode about getting his start in music interning with the Roots, working with Miley Cyrus on her newest album, and about a frightening experience with COVID in the early days of the pandemic.

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