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Peter Asher

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President, Peter Asher Management

In 1964 Mr. Asher was one half of the duo Peter & Gordon, who amassed nine Top 20 records. In 1968, as head of A&R for the Beatles APPLE RECORDS, he discovered, signed and produced James Taylor. By 1971, he had founded Peter Asher Management, and was representing James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Randy Newman and more. In his role as a producer, Peter has worked with such diverse artists as James Taylor, 10,000 Maniacs, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Hans Zimmer, Ed Sheeran, Miguel and Cher, and many others. He has produced thirteen Grammy Award-winning recordings, and in both 1977 and 1989 he was awarded the Grammy for Producer of the Year." Current projects include the production of the follow-up album to the highly successful (and Grammy-winning) Love Has Come for You (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell) which has also generated a PBS special and a stage musical, Bright Star, of which Peter is the music supervisor. Bright Star, directed by Walter Bobbie, will be opening on Broadway in the fall of 2015. Peter also directed the highly acclaimed Hans Zimmer live concerts (Hans Zimmer Revealed) which took place in London on October 10th and 11th 2014 and has produced the songs for the forthcoming Barry Levinson movie, Rock the Kasbah (Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Zoe Deschanel.) In the New Years Honours list for 2015, Peter Asher was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The official investiture took place at Buckingham Palace on February the 24th.

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