NYU’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music boasts Swizz Beatz as Producer-in-Residence

Students who wish to become music producers may find excellent opportunities at New York University's (NYU's) Tisch School of the Arts. NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School boasts artist and entrepreneur Swizz Beatz as its first Producer in Residence, according to a press release.

"Swizz Beatz' amazing track record as an artist and producer, coupled with his commitment to education, makes him the ideal role model for our students," said Jeffrey Rabhan, chair of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. "We consider it a great honor to have him involved with this unique program."

The program was designed to teach students the skills that are necessary for an entrepreneurship in the music industry. Swizz Beatz will have the opportunity to guide students through group lectures, one-on-one meetings, mentoring and songwriting.

He has produced music for artists such as Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Metallica and Jay-Z, among others. His style is known for power instrumentals, futuristic beats and catchy sound-overs.

Swizz Beatz started his career producing songs for his family's company Ruff Ryders Records. He produced one of the label's first hits, which was DMX's Stop, Drop. 

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