In this episode, The Mentors Radio host Dan Hesse talks with David Foster, one of the most illustrious composers of our time. With 16 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and Three Oscar nominations for “Best Original Songs,” Foster has earned a reputation as a keen spotter of new talent, playing a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and more.
Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster. He has created hit songs for a diverse array of artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs and Gloria Estefan, to name a few.
Currently, Foster is gearing up to take on Broadway with several projects, including writing the music for a new musical about iconic animated character “Betty Boop.” He is also writing music for a musical based on the Amy Bloom novel and New York Times bestseller Lucky Us.
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- BIO: https://davidfoster.com/story/
- WEBSITE: https://davidfoster.com/
- BOOK: Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts, and Winning Grammys, by David Foster (“EXCELLENT book, can’t put it down, includes valuable lessons he’s learned along the way, with riveting behind-the-scenes stories, vignettes and experiences. I read the sample in Amazon and bought the Kindle version on the spot to finish reading!” — K.W., producer of The Mentors Radio)
- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY: David Foster: Off The Record