10 Sep 2016

Jim Pitt - best job in music

From Access All Areas, 3:00 pm on 10 September 2016
Jim Pitt, Music Segment Producer

Jim Pitt, Music Segment Producer Photo: Supplied

Music Segment Producer Jim Pitt has made a career of booking musical talent first on Saturday Night Live, and since 1993 with Conan O’Brien’s successful Cable show. Jim talks with Trevor Reekie about the highs and lows and the logistics of keeping the audience and the network happy with the musicians he books. 

Trevor Reekie coaxed some great stories from Jim Pitt while he was in Auckland to speak at the Going Global 2016 Music Seminar.

Music details

Artist: Michel Camilo
Song: Not Yet
Composer: Michel Camilo
Album: One More Once
Label: Sony Music 

Artist: Keith Richards
Song: Take It So Hard
Composer: Keith Richards
Album: Vintage Winos
Label: Mindless Records

Artist: Nirvana
Song: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Composer: Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl
Album: Nevermind
Label: DGC

Artist: Sinead O’Connor
Song: War
Composer: Bob Marley
Album: n/a
Label: n/a

Artist: n/a
Song: Conan O’brien Theme Music
Composer: n/a
Album: n/a
Label: n/a

Artist: Radiohead
Song: Creep
Composer: Radiohead, Hammond, Hazlewood
Album: Pablo Honey
Label: Parlophone

Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: Hello Miss Lonsesome
Composer: Marlon Williams
Album: Marlon Williams
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: Adele
Song: Make You Feel My Love
Composer: Bob Dylan
Album: 19
Label: XL Recordings

Artist: M.I.A
Song: Born Free
Composer: Maya Arulpragasam, Taylor, Vega, Rev
Album: Maya
Label: XL Recordings