From BMI’s Behind the Song This series offers advice, insight and knowledge of challenges and successes from top songwriters and producers. These creators discuss how they see themselves as a songwriter and/or producer; their distinct approaches to songwriting and producing; and advice on getting into the music industry.
In the episode: Jim Jonsin. A Grammy-winning producer and owner of Rebel Rock Productions, Rebel Rock Entertainment and Rebel Made Publishing, Jim Jonsin has had #1 singles with Lil Wayne (“Lollipop”), T.I. (“Whatever You Like”) and Usher (“There Goes My Baby”), and Top 10 singles with Jamie Foxx (“Unpredictable”), Nelly (“Just a Dream”) and Beyoncé (“Sweet Dreams”). B.o.B., the flagship artist of his Rebel Rock Entertainment, had three platinum-plus singles in 2010 (“Nothin’ On You,” “Airplanes” and “Magic”). Jonsin is also working with pop acts as part of his production residency with American Idol this season.