File govt Jason Flom isn’t any stranger to brushing up towards stardom. As a youngster, he encountered Ike and Tina Turner, Pete Townshend and Elton John within the elevator of his pal’s condo constructing one night time, all heading as much as the penthouse for the Tommy launch celebration.
“We tried to sneak into the celebration by means of the kitchen — didn’t work,” he tells Rolling Stone on this episode of The First Time.
Since then, Flom has had main stints at Atlantic and Capital Information, and in 1995 he based his personal label, Lava, serving to to launch the careers of everybody from Matchbox Twenty and Paramore to Lorde and Greta Van Fleet.
“My first impression [of Lorde] is that she was fairly introspective,” he recollects, “and carried herself like a star even on the age of 15.”
Flom not too long ago sat down with Rolling Stone to look again on his profession within the music business, in addition to his involvement in prison justice reform. In 2016, he launched the podcast Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom and has used his platform to advocate towards necessary minimal sentencing for drug offenses, bringing on friends like Meek Mill, John Grisham and Kim Kardashian West.