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Interview with RAMI YACOUB, producer and songwriter for Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Westlife - Aug 10, 2009
“As a producer, there’s nothing better than breaking a new artist. You see how Red [One] blew up with [Lady] Gaga or with me when I did Britney. Jumping on the eleventh album of Céline Dion is not nearly as exciting”
Following on from interviews with RedOne (Lady Gaga) and Andreas Carlsson, we continue our look at Swedish producers that have helped shape modern pop with an exclusive interview with Rami Yacoub.
Like Carlsson, Rami is another graduate of the legendary production house Cheiron, where he quickly established his worldwide pop presence by co-producing ‘…Baby One More Time’, Britney Spears’ (US & UK No.1) phenomenal breakthrough hit. He has since gone on to produce numerous hits for major artists like Céline Dion (US & UK No.1), Backstreet Boys (US & UK No.1), Pink (US & UK No.1) and Westlife (UK, Sweden & Norway No.1), often in partnership with Mr Pop himself, Max Martin.
Rami talks to HitQuarters about how Cheiron has informed his philosophy of collaboration being a major force in both pop songwriting and production, and how he is on the look out for new artists to break for his new LA.-based production house.
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Read On ...
* Special feature on Sweden's ongoing influence behind the scenes of pop
* Interview with RedOne, producer for Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson's final recordings
* Interview with songwriter and fellow Cheiron graduate Andreas Carlsson
* Producer/songwriter Per Magnusson talks Cheiron, Swedish pop and Leona Lewis
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