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Robin Millar is one of the world’s leading record producers and has won every major international music award. He has gained over 160 gold/platinum discs, including 44 No. 1 hits, representing over £400 million of sales worldwide and bringing over £300 million in overseas income to the UK.

A pioneer of digital technology, he produced and arranged ‘Diamond Life’ by Sade, the first all-digital UK top ten record, which included hits such as ‘Smooth Operator’ and ‘Your Love is King’. With sales of over 10 million copies worldwide, it was listed as one of the 10 best British albums of the past 30 years in 2010 by the Brit Awards.

In 2010, he moved away from full-time music production to give more time to his charitable work. However, since then he has co-founded Blue Raincoat Music along the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. Blue Raincoat purchased Chrysalis Records in 2016 and is always looking for new artists to represent. Robin is Chair and Chief Creative Officer of the Group.

Robin was awarded a CBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours thanks to his musical, business and campaigning career. That same year he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Professional Recording Services with Peter Gabriel.

Robin has owned and run businesses centred on the music industry for over 30 years, including Power Plant, Maison Rouge and Whitfield Street Studios. Among the legendary artists Robin has worked with are Sade, Randy Crawford, Everything But The Girl, Fine Young Cannibals, Big Country, Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Sting, The Grateful Dead and many others. He produced the Atlanta Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 1996.

Robin started his music career as an apprentice and has continually employed apprentices since 1982. He is passionate about encouraging and guiding people to harness their full potential and produce consistently outstanding results.

In 2007, he was awarded Honorary Professor status by the London College of Music. He is a visiting professor and lecturer in commercial music at The Royal Academy of Music, London College of Music, Surrey University and The University of Modena in Italy.

Robin is a musical artist and guitarist in his own right with 3 solo albums and a further 3 albums as a band member to his name. The album Meditations from a Desert Island was released in 2020. Robin also goes out as a DJ / guitarist under the name TOSO, playing classic cool grooves from the last 40 years.

Discography

The Allmusic website has a full list of Robin’s production, musician and engineering credits

Big Country

  • The Seer – Producer
  • Seer (Germany) Producer, Original Album Producer

Black

  • Wonderful Life – Producer
  • Black – Brass Arrangement

Colin Hay

  • Colin Hay Looking for Jack – Arranger, Keyboards, Producer

David Gray

  • A Century Ends – Guitar

Everything But The Girl

  • Everything But the Girl – Producer
  • Eden – Producer
  • Love Not Money – Producer, Piano

Fine Young Cannibals

  • Fine Young Cannibals – Producer

Hiroshima

  • Urban World Music – Arranger, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Chant, Guitar

Ive Mendes

  • Ive Mendes – Arranger, Keyboards, Whistle (Human), Berimbau, Producer, Cuica, Piano Effects, Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Strings

Kane Gang

  • Lowdown – Producer

Malcolm McLaren

  • Paris – Keyboards, Producer, Guitar

Mickey Hart

  • Mickey Hart’s Mystery Box – Marimba, Producer, Mixing, Computer Vocals, Bass

Patricia Kaas

  • Tour de Charme – Arranger, Marimba, Producer, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangement, Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Piano
  • Rien Ne S’Arrete – Producer
  • Piano Bar – Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Producer, Vibraphone, String Conductor, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Strings
  • Je Te Dis Vous – Arranger, Marimba, Realization, Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Piano

Elsa Lunghini

  • Chaque Jour Est un Long Chemin – Producer

Randy Crawford

  • Rich and Poor – Arranger, Producer, Guitar

The Bluebells

  • Forever Yours – Producer

The Christians

  • Ideal World – Additional Production/Mixing

Sade

  • Diamond Life – Producer
  • Promise – Producer
  • Diamond Life (Video) – Producer

Samson

  • Live at Reading ’81 – Liner Notes

Sirkel & Co

  • Sirkel & Co – Keyboards

Strawberry Switchblade

  • Poor Hearts – Producer
  • Secrets – Producer

Style Council

  • Have You Ever Had It Blue – Producer

The Bhundu Boys

  • True Jit – Producer
  • Friends on the Road – Producer

The Dreem Teem

  • INCredible Sound of the Dreem Teem – Additional Production, Remixing

Tom Robinson

  • Love over Rage – Guitar (Rhythm)
  • Hope and Glory – Producer

Tyrone Berkeley

  • To Touch You – Producer

Various Artists

  • Music for the Miracle – Producer
  • Greenpeace: Rainbow Warriors – Producer
  • The Rhythm Safari: The Best of World Music – Producer
  • Furthur – Producer, Mixing
  • This Is the 80’s – Producer
  • Soul Classics (Irma) – Producer
  • World Moods (Import) – Producer
  • Brazilian Beats 4 – Whistle (Human), Synthesizer, Guitar
  • Fashion TV: Summer 2002 Collection – Arranger, Berimbau, Producer, Quica, Guitar, Strings
  • Private Lounge, Vol. 3 – Arranger, Producer
  • Very Best of Africa – Producer
  • The Ruling Class – Producer
  • Acoustic Moods – Producer
  • Untitled, Vol. 2 – Producer
  • Best of Acid Jazz (Global) – Producer
  • Some Like It Hot (Atlantic) – Producer
  • Cosmopolitan, Vol. 7 – Producer
  • Africa on Mango – Producer
  • Pay Check – Producer

Weekend

  • Le Variete – Producer

Working Week

  • Working Nights – Producer
  • Venceramos – Producer