032 Jim Ginsburg, Founder and President of Cedille Records Talks About Classical Music and the Critical Skills

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Jim Ginsburg is the founder and president of Cedille Records, a classical label he launched in 1989 while an entering law student at the University of Chicago. Cedille is focused on recording classical music produced by artists and composers in Chicago.

He has produced 21 Grammy Award nominations and 7 Grammy Award winners and was nominated for “Producer of the Year, Classical” in 2019. In 2009, the Chicago Tribune named Jim a “Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts,” writing, “Let’s hear it for Jim Ginsburg – he is one of the last independent entrepreneurs in classical recording, a man who has stuck to his artistic vision and made a success of it at a time of market shrinkage and industry downsizing.”

It was quite a challenge for a young law student to leave law school and a promising career to pursue with great success an interest which was his real love – classical music.

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