As artist manager Owen Husney discovered and signed the artist Prince to Warner Bros. Records. Husney guided Prince’s early career and handled all worldwide marketing for the artist’s launch. He eventually signed an additional eleven artists to various major record labels, earning him ten gold and platinum certified albums. Additionally, Husney ran several record labels in association with Capitol Records, A&M Records and Sony. He also co-organized music for the John Hughes films, “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink,” earning gold album awards for each.
As an 18-year-old artist, Owen Husney, along with his band The High Spirits, recorded a version of Bobby Bland’s, “Turn on Your Love light.” The record not only soared to #1 in his hometown of Minneapolis Minnesota, but reached “top 10” in 19 cities around the US.
Today, Husney represents the sale of artists publishing, record labels, and music related revenue streams.
“Famous People Who’ve Met Me” is Owen Husney’s debut memoir and is outrageous collection of true stories starring oddball characters, behind the scenes gurus, scoundrels, and brilliant superstars in the music business straight out of Minnesota. From Elvis to Al Jarreau, Richard Harris to Yanni, Hendrix to K-Tel, to the birth of Prince and The Revolution.
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