He co-founded The Orchard with Scott Cohen.
He began his career in Brill Building
After his early 60's No.1's with The Angels's "My Boyfriend's Back", McCoys' "Hang On Sloopy" and The Strangeloves' "I Want Candy", he co-founded Sire Records with Seymour Stein. He has produced through the years Blondie, Go-Go's, Richard Hell etc.
His companies are Instant Records Production, Instant Records, Inc. and the label Instant Records