Robert Bassett

Engineer. Musician. Music Industry Professional.

I'm a recording engineer, musician, and music industry professional with experience on both the creative and business sides of the music industry. Music and audio have been lifelong passions of mine, and over the course of my career I've had the unique privilege of gaining practical experience from my years as a working musician and recording engineer, and a deep theoretical understanding of the music industry thanks to my work experience and education at University of the Pacific. I currently reside in Los Angeles and work as a music archivist in the tape vaults at the iconic Capitol Records Building. Other projects Iā€™m working on include audio post-production, foley recording, and music mixing.

Some of my areas of interest on the business side of the music industry include music licensing, rights administration, and data management.  As a music licensing coordinator at Music Reports Inc. and the Royalty Review Council, I gained experience in all of these areas as well as label and publisher administration. I now combine that knowledge with my background in music and music technology as a music archivist for Universal Music Group. There, I help facilitate the preservation and exploitation of their vast catalog of recorded music, photos, and film. I am lucky enough to spend every day caring for physical and digital assets for some of the greatest musical artists in the history of recorded music, and I enjoy every moment of it!