Spencer Proffer: How a man’s passion for music and storytelling fueled an iconic career

”Takin A Walk-Music History on Foot”

21-10-2022 • 27 minutos

Join Host Buzz Knight and Spencer Proffer on this bonus edition of Takin A Walk.

Spencer is a legendary media executive who produces documentaries such as "Chasing Trane" on Hulu and “The Day the Music Died” on Paramount +

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Spencer Proffer|| How A Man's Passion for Music and Storytelling Fueled an Iconic Career

Join Host Buzz Knight and Spencer Proffer on this bonus edition of Takin A Walk. Spencer is a legendary media executive who produces documentaries such as "Chasing Trane" on Hulu and “The Day the Music Died” on Paramount. He is the CEO of Meteor17 with a passion for producing premium streaming content utilizing music as an organic component to entertain and have a positive, lasting impact across the globe.

Spencer is a highly regarded media producer and strategist with a long history of connecting with audiences. His productions, and many he has been integrally involved with, have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards and nominations.   As a music producer and arranger, his work has sold millions of gold and platinum records. He has a career-long commitment to civil and human rights issues, amongst other civic and charitable causes to which he gives time and resources.  In 2022-2023, Spencer will be producing multiple enterprises with meaningful social responsibility, diversity, and civil rights focus. Spencer believes having multiple voices and current re-imaginations of iconic songs is important as part of his feature documentary films.

In addition to having his projects speak to the power and magic of songs that have transcended decades for their musical inspiration and influence, they must show diversity in race and age, gender, sexual orientation, and economic background, amongst other factors, when speaking of the music’s reach.

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:01] Episode intro and a quick bio of today’s guest; Spencer Proffer

[01:35] How Spencer cultivated such a love for music in his career

[02:00] The first music experience that became a pivotal point in life

[03:14] What he learned from Clive Davis about leadership early in his career

[04:57] How Spencer developed the character of being a good listener and keen observant

[08:25] What was going through his mind when they were creating the Billy Thorpe event

[09:12] A moment of silence for Billy Thorpe!

[10:36] The journey & motivation behind the production of Chasing the Trane documentary

[19:18] How his reputation of working with people has gone a long way

[20:40] Who has been Spencer’s inspiration for convergence & multi-platform thinking

[22:10] A collaboration with Lee Abrams for a production project

[25:29] Spencer’s next steps despite his achievements in media

[27:01] Ending the show and call to action

Notable Quotes
  • Never take a No for an answer from people when they tell you that you cannot make it. Trust your vision.
  • More listening and keen observation are the vital ingredients missing in today’s society.
  • Reputation goes a long way. Guard it with all you have.
  • You don’t have to be famous to do the extraordinary. Be pure in heart, and have integrity.
Connect With Spencer Proffer

Website: https://www.meteor17.com/spencer-proffer

Wikipedia Profile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Proffer

Facebook: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-proffer-280468123/

Email: spencer@meteor17.com