Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Producerobit: Michael Berniker

The death has been announced of Michael Berniker, who won nine Grammy Awards during a long career.

Berniker's greatest work was as a producer of Broadway Cast albums, achieving the difficult task of moving the atmosphere of a crowded theatre to a recording studio. His first Grammy came as a producer for Barbra Streisand.

After leaving his first label, CBS, in 1968, Berniker enjoyed some success as an executive at a number of other companies. It was he who brought Darryl Hall and John Oates to RCA.

Berniker, who was 73, died from complications related to a kidney disease.