In the early 2000s, while still a student in his twenties at USC School of Music, Justin Lubliner formed the marketing and public relations firm The Darkroom. . He then converted the company into a record label and consulted with Republic Records’ A&R team, and eventually partnered with Interscope Recordings. Her big breakthrough came in 2015, after hearing Billie Eilish’s song “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud and then signing her to the Darkroom/Interscope team.
“When I met Justin, I felt like he was the only person out of everyone I met that year – and I met a lot of people – who really saw something and believed in it,” Eilish said. Billboard in a 2020 post. “He had no plan to turn me into something different. He really saw me for exactly who I was and wanted to support that. I think it’s rare.
Fast forward to today, and the “Bad Guy” singer has become the youngest artist in history to sweep all four major Grammy categories (album, song, record, best new artist); and she recently won the Oscar for ‘Best Original Song’ for the James Bond theme ‘No Time to Die’, from the film of the same name. Lubliner’s impressive list of clients also includes DJ-producer Gryffin, alternative producer Oliver Malcolm and pop singer-songwriter Max Leone.
Now the 31-year-old entrepreneur has built on his success – he’s been nominated for Billboard’s “40 Under 40: Rising Stars” and Forbes list of “30 under 30” influential young players – in the purchase of a house in Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip. The sellers were John Wise, co-founder of software company InvestCloud, and his wife Kim, who sold the place to Lubliner for nearly $6.6 million.
Nestled on a half-acre plot – secured by walls and gates – the square, two-story structure was built in the 1930s and has since been “recently upgraded with high-end designer finishes”, according to the list.