Brian McDaniel

Aspire to Inspire

Margie Hauser’s new company is called Rhymes & Reasons.

Margie Hauser is a music industry veteran. She’s been in the business for over 20 years and has worked at Columbia Records, Warner Bros Records, and Atlantic Records.

She was the president of Columbia Records and Warner Bros Records. She was also the executive vice president of music at Atlantic Records. She even launched her own company called Rhymes & Reasons to help artists get their music heard by the right people.

Margie Hauser says she’s excited about working with Top40-Charts because it makes it easy for musicians to find out what’s happening in the industry–and gives them access to information they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

In the 1970s, Margie Hauser began her career in the music industry by assisting Clive Davis at Columbia Records. She quickly rose through the procession and became president of Columbia Records in 1980. A few years later, she joined Warner Bros Records as its president; she was their first female president.

In 1993, Hauser left Warner Bros after being offered a Universal Music Group (UMG) job. There she oversaw all aspects of UMG’s operations, including A&R and marketing departments, while helping develop artists such as Santana and Seal into international stars.

Hauser started her career in the music industry by founding her independent record label, Music With A Mission (MWAM).

After leaving CBS, she became VP/GM at Elektra/Asylum Records, where she worked with artists, including Bruce.

Margie Hauser has much experience to share with other artists starting their careers or wants advice about making it big in the industry—Springsteen & The E Street Band, Prince; Sting; Madonna & many more.