According to The New York Times Sunday Magazine, the above clip of Paul Potts made Rick Rubin cry. Rubin, a legendary producer, is now co-head of Columbia Records, a Sony-owned label. Paul Potts is one of Rubin’s first projects at Columbia.
The feature reveals some interesting things about Rubin, like the fact that he’d never heard of Simon Cowell before. Even better, Rubin has never gone to work in an office, nor will he now. I love how exceptional talent simply redefines boundaries in the pursuit of more elegant solutions.