Barry Weiss is an entrepreneur who is in the music business industry. Weiss graduated from New York University with a Masters of Business administration, and he decided to join the business of music. Weiss worked for many upcoming record labels and through hard work, in 2008, the former BMG Label Group, currently called RCA/ Jive Label Group made him the chairman and CEO.
Barry Weiss Career Details
Under RCA, he worked with prominent artists, such as Alicia Keys and Pink. In 2010, Weiss left RCA and joined Universal Music Group, where he worked for one year. In March 2011, he was named the chairman and CEO of Universal’s “East Coast” labels, a group of labels consisting of Island Def Jam, Republic Records, and Motown Records, among others. This means that he worked with many artists from the individual labels.
In 2014, he left the position to work independently. In 2015, he partnered with SONGS Music Publishing, and they created RECORDS.
Kobalt Music Group purchased SONGS Music Publishing in 2017, which means that Weiss had to look for another partner. After a month, he partnered with Sony Music Entertainment. RECORDS has signed many hitmakers who have helped the label make money and be recognized in the industry.
Barry Weiss is often confused with the reality star from ‘Storage Wars’ who has the same name. They are both entrepreneurs but in different fields. The one discussed in this article is in the music business. In contrast, the other Barry Weiss is famous for collecting antiques, and he runs a family-owned fruit and vegetable business.
Barry Weiss Net Worth
The net worth of Barry Weiss has not been revealed, but the chances are he is making more money since his record label has released hits for years. He makes money from record sales and studio sessions.
Barry Weiss Marriage Details
Barry’s wife or kids are not mentioned in his wiki page, and most articles have little information about his personal life. This means that he wants to separate his music career from his personal life.
Born on February 11 1959, Weiss was born to a family that was interested in music. His mother Rosalyn Weiss was a private person, and his father Hy Weiss was a record producer in 1950s-60s. Hy founded Old Town Records which helped many RnB artists. Barry learned a lot from his father growing up, and those lessons came in handy when he started running record labels.