Dan Aykroyd is launching a new record label with Judy Belushi called, you guessed it, Blues Brothers Records. (Judy is the widow of the late John Belushi, Aykroyd’s first Blues Brothers partner.) Aykroyd appears in front of the camera sparingly these days, because he has shifted into full-blown entrepreneur mode. He had huge success penetrating the already saturated vodka market with his premium label Crystal Head Vodka, even as competitors like Donald Trump had to shut down their vodka labels. Hey, the Donald didn’t make the “official vodka of the Rolling Stones.”
Now with Blues Brothers Records, Aykroyd is proving he’s read some business books to prep for full-time entrepreneur. Choose their partners wisely, the books all say. So for Blues Brothers Records, Aykroyd and Belushi are partnering with music legend Don Was, who has worked with practically every great name and style in the business–from Bonnie Raitt to Ziggy Marley. Aykroyd says he wants to find the new Gary Clark, Jr. You can’t bet against him. The man is selling vodka in a glass skull.
Note: Aykroyd is looking for the right thing for sure, but these guys aren’t easy to find: