The Music Business in 4-D. Part 2. On the Record.  
Rupert Hine
Stuart Davis
Rupert Hine has spent the past four decades writing, recording, and producing some of the most successful and creatively cutting-edge albums of our time.  Particularly known for his skill as a producer, Rupert helmed Howard Jones’ Human’s Lib, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, Stevie Nicks’ The Other Side of the Mirror, and Duncan Sheik’s self-titled debut, among many others—including the latest from our own Stuart Davis!  Rupert executive produced Stuart’s ¿What, along with producer Alex Gibson, and legions of fans have declared it Stu’s best album yet.     

Given Rupert’s incredible depth of experience in the music industry—and not just music, as evidenced by his upcoming television show—Stu puts an integral spin on things, and asks Rupert to give a “4-dimensional” report on the evolution of the biz over the past four decades.  The four dimensions in question are the four dimensions of any occasion as disclosed by an Integral Approach: subjective (“I”—How has your interior creative process evolved over the years?); objective (“It”—How has your physical body or “instrument” developed?); intersubjective (“We”—How have the background cultures and worldviews changed in the business?); interobjective (“Its”—How have the processes, systems, and technologies changed over the years?).  Laid out in a diagram, these four dimensions are known as the four quadrants, which can be summarized as the interior and exterior of the individual and collective

After exploring the subjective and interobjective dimensions of Rupert’s experience in Part 1, they start exploring some of the rich intersubjective relationships that have shaped his career.  Stu comments on the fact that Rupert has worked with a surprising number of Buddhist artists over the years, including Tina Turner, Howard Jones, Duncan Sheik, and Suzanne Vega.  Rupert relates that this was quite unintentional, but that in each case he was drawn to what the artists wanted to express and how they wanted to express it, the qualities of which all fell in line with basic Buddhist tenets.  Of course, as Rupert and Stuart agree, the teachings of any of the great contemplative traditions can open up individuals in similar ways, and it was just a strange sort of luck that he found so many Buddhists in his life.

Admitting his digression from the “4-D” structure he proposed in the beginning, Stu jumps to one of the current hot topics in Rupert’s life: the new TV show!  Citing inspiration from Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton—himself an actor, director, and writer—Rupert shares how he’s in the late stages of creating a show with a similar premise: rather than a TV personality interviewing a celebrity, these will be dialogues between two individuals deeply enmeshed in a shared love of creating music.  Each show will feature a different guest, will run a full hour, and will end with the guest performing a piece that he or she has never performed before.  When the roster of guests includes Sting, Bono, David Bowie, and Peter Gabriel, this is nothing to sneeze at.  Tentatively called On the Record (with Rupert Hine), taping is underway in London, with future shows to be shot in New York and Los Angeles.

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transmission time: 28 minutes
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most memorable moment: “For years, David Bowie would lose half the audience that bought his previous record with the following record—but he always found another half to make up the difference….”

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