Twenty-year music industry veteran and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson started out at the young age of 13 playing bass guitar and got his big break when he joined the critically-acclaimed band Journey. As a talented musician and producer, Randy also spent eight years as the Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records, followed by four years as Senior Vice President of A&R at MCA Records. Jackson recently began his tenth season as America's favorite judge on FOX's record-breaking show American Idol.While working on over 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums, which have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, Randy's amazing talent, vast studio knowledge, performing, touring and record company expertise have made him one of today's highly coveted music industry experts.In the spring of 2006, Jackson Executive Produced and performed on the legendary Sam Moore's Grammy-nominated album, Overnight Sensational. In addition, Randy teamed up with country superstar Travis Tritt on his highly-anticipated new album. Randy also released a solo project, Randy Jackson's Music Club Vol I, on his label Dream Merchant 21.