Robin Crow’s journey from struggling musician, to RCA recording artist, to best-selling author and accomplished entrepreneur is an American success story. As a passionate business leader, he is the CEO of Dark Horse Recording, a four-studio complex he built from the ground up. It has set the gold standard for customer service and excellence in the recording community earning it a prominent place in the music industry. Now in its 20th year, Dark Horse Recording has attracted some of the most celebrated artists in the world, such as Taylor Swift, Neil Diamond, Tim McGraw, Ashley Judd, Matchbox Twenty and countless others.
When Robin started Dark Horse from scratch years ago, no one could have imagined the technological changes that have challenged so many studios around the world. But Dark Horse learned to adapt by being proactive in their approach. They researched industry trends, then executed change strategies and consistently improved their methods of operation, systems, best practices and hence their brand. They preempted change rather than reacted to it, enabling them to stay ahead of the curve and relentlessly focus on their customers.
In 2010, Robin founded Dark Horse Institute, which is now considered the most comprehensive audio engineering and music production school in the country. The Institute is unlike any other where the students acquire a hands-on, real-world, full-immersion learning experience. They are now partnering with eight different Universities who offer full accreditation for the students who study there. In three short years, the Institute has expanded to a second campus in Nashville, Tennessee and has graduated almost 200 students, many of whom are already employed as sound engineers throughout the country, once again proof of Robin’s effective leadership.
As an author and speaker Robin has directly impacted the lives of millions with his best-selling books, CDs, audio programs, and public speaking engagements. He has given over 2,200 presentations to a wide range of corporate and business audiences. His best-selling books include Evolve or Die, Rock Solid Leadership and Jump and the Net Will Appear. Robin divides his time living in both Tennessee and Colorado, and also serves on the board of directors of several philanthropic organizations.