MUSIC ENTREPRENEURÂ ADRIANÂ L. MILLER ON MUSIC SUPERVISING SEASON THREE OF HIT HULU SERIESÂWU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA
âA superb image maker and a moral force, focused and irrepressibleâ–Forbes
“He knows everyone and can bring any element together with ease… his instincts are keen and at the end of the day he knows how to get the job done”–The Hollywood Shuffle
“An industry leader in artist curation”Â –ÂRecording Academy
“Adrian Miller was a valuable asset to our team during the production of season three. His skill set along with his tenacity and leadership guided the music supervision team to finish strong not only on time but on budget. He’s a multifaceted leader who will find the successful path in any endeavor he engages in. We can’t thank him enough.â
Acclaimed music executive, manager, and producerÂ AdrianÂ L. MillerÂ is servingÂ as the Music Supervisor for season three of the hit Hulu seriesÂWu-Tang: An American Saga. The series, which debuted in 2019 and was created by Wu-Tang Clan founding memberÂRZAÂ and American screenwriterÂAlex Tse, is a biographical drama telling the story of the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan. The third and final season of the series is currently streaming on Hulu.
As Music Supervisor for the new season, Adrian Miller curated the soundtrack to be highly representative of the real-world events going on at the time.âI purposely selected the music for each episode, sourcing music that was part of our daily living soundtrack during this era,”says Miller,âThis music is our legacy – and an additional character in each episode.”
Series co-creator and writer Alex Tse (Sucker Free City, Watchmen, Superfly) says,âWeâve always felt Adrian was part of the family. It was nice to make that official this season.âWu-Tang Clan memberMethod Mansays of Miller,âA one since day one.â
For Adrian, working with the teamâwas a trip down memory lane,”and a thrilling opportunity to listen to the songs“and actually see the RZA’s vision for each track. It’s not often we get a chance to use songs that artists have created, while showing the inspiration and engineering that accompanies each song’s production. It’s exciting to see that come full circle. There will never be another Wu-Tang Clan, and the music is just reestablished all over againâ¦â
Wu-Tang: An American Sagais not Millerâs first foray into music supervision. His talents graced the soundtracks ofFriday,Waist Deep,Cut Throat City,andJudgment Night– which Miller recently discussed during an episode of the podcastGold Rush.
Miller is one of the most influential contemporary music executives and business strategists in entertainment.Â He is the founder of Xyion Inc., a music management company, and the co-owner of several record labels including OBE, Delicious Vinyl Island, and his newest, A Tiny Universe (with Grammy-winning producerÂOmâMas Keith).
Starting his career in radio at KBLK in Tulsa Oklahoma, he moved to Los Angeles, where he would work in various roles at multiple recording labels including A&R at Immortal and Warner Brothers. Over the span of his career he has worked with esteemed artists Flo Rida, (who he discovered and managed), Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Ice Cube, Outkast and more. Miller has managed and produced several artists including NxWorries, The Free Nationals, and Grammy award winner Anderson .Paak, whose albums he executive produced.
Miller is the recipient of the prestigious Cannes Lion Award for his work on the 2018 Apple Music Hom Pod commercial by Academy Award-winning writer/director Spike Jonez.Â
Community and building in it has always been a high priority for Miller, who is creatingÂ âTheÂ AdrianÂ M. Miller Conservatory in Frequency & Harmony, a study of Music EntertainmentâÂ program and scholarship at Livingstone College. This program and scholarship will offer an opportunity for future generations of artists and industry changemakers to flourish and grow.
Miller recently received an honorary degree from Livingstone – an HBCU in Salisbury, NC –Â for his contribution to and support of the arts.
Miller serves on the advisory board of theUniversal Hip Hop Museum in Bronx, which this year is celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop. Check out this episode ofSway in the Morningfor a detailed conversation that scratches the surface of Adrian’s reach and legacy in the music industry. Adrian Millerâs mantra ofâalways looking for the perfect beatâfollows him through all of his endeavors, both now and into the future.