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JR Rotem in BMI's Behind the Song

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: J.R. Rotem. Called the "Super Producer" by MTV, J.R. Rotem is co-founder of Beluga Heights, the musical home to Jason Derülo, Iyaz and Sean Kingston. He has written/produced songs for over 100 artists in the past five years, including the artists signed to Beluga. He produced/co-wrote "S.O.S." for Rihanna, "Fly" for Nicki Minaj, as well as tracks for Rick Ross, Plies and many more. He is a past BMI Pop and Urban award-winner and was named BMI Producer of the Year in 2009.


JR Rotem