Peter Asher Management quickly became an industry powerhouse, which over a 25 year period represented not only James but also the likes of Roger Waters, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, and more. But his passion for record production is everlasting, and so the work that began with James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Robin Williams, Diana Ross and countless others continues today with the likes of Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Fray, Hans Zimmer, Elton John, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and more. His production work earned him the Grammy for Producer of the Year in 1977 and 1989, and no fewer than 14 of his productions have been Grammy Winners; he remains the only artist manager and producer to grace the cover of Rolling Stone. His recent production efforts include “Revamped” for Elton John in 2018, and extensive work with Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, whose Peter Asher produced album “Love Has Come For You” began a creative process that resulted in the development of the Broadway Musical “Bright Star”. Peter served as Music Supervisor for “Bright Star”, and among the accolades showered on it were five 2016 Tony nominations and a Grammy nomination in 2017 for the Peter Asher-produced Original Cast recording.
Peter has also contributed extensively to the world of film, working with Hans Zimmer on films such as “Rush”, “Man of Steel”, “Sherlock Holmes” and more, writing and performing the love theme from “Madagascar 3” (“Love Always Comes as a Surprise”), and supervising several other scores.
Peter’s “A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond” multimedia concert events are in their 10th year in 2019. “Memoir” remains a unique creative performance that prompted the New York Times to comment that Mr. Asher “Conjured history in the making, before it was set in stone”, while the Wall Street Journal correctly observed that “Mr. Asher knew everyone who rocked and anyone who mattered”. His radio show on SiriusXM’s the Beatles Channel, “Peter Asher: From Me To You” is a runaway success, with millions of listeners each week, as it nears its 100th episode.
Despite the drive forward, Peter could not ignore the call of a great English institution when he was summoned by Her Majesty the Queen to visit Buckingham Palace. There he was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in an investiture ceremony conducted by Prince William in 2015.