Jeff Barnes, President of Record Plant Studios, Speaks to Students

Our 2008 Recording Arts alum Jeff Barnes is the president of Record Plant, a go-to recording studio for top recording artists in Los Angeles. Founded in 1968, Record Plant is best known for being the studio that has created more hits and Grammy-nominated projects than any other studio. Several LARS alumni have gone on to work on multi-Grammy winning and Grammy-nominated projects that were recorded at Record Plant. From Stevie Wonder to Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, J. Cole, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Zayn, Justin Bieber, Nikki Minaj the artist roster goes on.

Watch our interview with Jeff Barnes and see how he first landed a runner job at Record Plant and built his career over the years to become president of the studio. Record Plant has employed some of our alumni including Spotlight Academy members Henrique Andrade and Daniel Zaidenstadt.