Jim Mason

Jim Mason

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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | Tampa, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 29   
Member Since: 2004
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Jim Mason ~ The Long Story

Jim Mason is a music industry veteran with 40+ years experience in record production, songwriting and publishing, live performance, artist management and marketing. He has been awarded industry recognition, including gold and platinum records.

Jim co-wrote the Peter, Paul, and Mary hit "I Dig Rock-N-Roll Music", produced gold and platinum albums for the band, FireFall, produced albums for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Chris Hillman of the Byrds, and Richie Furay, of Buffalo Springfield. Other production credits of Jim's include Poco, the Cate Brothers, Bob Buford, The Rhinestones, Robbin Thompson, and Paul of Peter, Paul, and Mary, who originated the timeless "Wedding Song (There is Love)".

Jim has sung backup vocals on recordings with former Beatle John Lennon, with Alice Cooper, and worked on numerous projects with Eagles bassist, Timothy B. Schmit.

Other notable musicians with whom Jim has had a professional or personal friendship include Steve Cropper, Kal David, Chuck Rainey, James Burton, Garth Hudson, Tom Scott, Jerome J. Jumonville, Mack Rebenack (Dr. John), Victor Feldman, Paul Harris, Jai Winding, Harvey Brooks, Felix Pappalardi, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Gram Parsons, Al Garth, Joe Lala, and numerous other well-known sidemen

Jim has had working relationships with other notable industry persons, Ahmet Ertegun, Phil Ramone, Tom Dowd, Elliott Scheiner, Clive Davis, and the legendary John Hammond, who signed Jim to Columbia records as an artist.

Jim's career afforded him the opportunity to work in recording facilities across America, Canada, and England including Abbey Road Studios in London.

From 1989-1998 Jim was a Music Business Instructor at the Colorado Institute of Art, University of Colorado, Swallow Hill Music Association, and was offered Associate Professor status at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Jim has co-authored a book entitled "The Record Producer: The Magic in the Music" to be published later this year. He is a past Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Music Association, a member of ASCAP, NARAS, and the American Federation of Musicians. Currently, Jim is involved with new music publishing ventures, his first solo album, and is authoring a second book "Famous People Who Somehow Knew Me".

Jim is married, has a daughter, Lilli, and lives in Tampa, FL. Jim is still active in the business of production and is always interested in hearing from new talent looking to hire the right producer.