Adam Duritz Net Worth: $50 million
Adam Duritz’s net worth was estimated to be around $50 million. Adam Duritz is a musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and founding member of the rock band Counting Crows. The band has released several successful albums, including their debut album “August and Everything After,” which has sold over 7 million copies in the United States alone. Duritz has also worked on other musical projects and has collaborated with various artists throughout his career.
Adam Duritz is the frontman and vocalist for the rock band Counting Crows, of which he is a founding member and principal composer of their catalog of songs. Duritz has recorded solo material of his own and has collaborated with other musical acts.
Adam Duritz Career:
Prior to achieving recognition, Adam Duritz was a part of various bands in the San Francisco Bay Area where he performed as a vocalist and later composed music. These bands included Mod-L Society and Sordid Humor, which was a college rock band. Although Duritz was not a member of Sordid Humor, in the early 1990s, two other musicians whom he had not yet met were brought together while working on the band’s music. Duritz was asked to lend his vocals on one of the tracks, and his future bandmate, David Immerglück (also known as “Immy”), played bass guitar as a session musician. The album was produced by David Bryson, who also became close friends with both Duritz and Immerglück.
Adam Duritz teamed up with David Bryson in 1990 and together they formed a band called The Himalayans, which was initiated by Bryson. During his time with The Himalayans, Duritz’s abilities as a songwriter began to be noticed by his bandmates. At that time, he had started to work on a new song called “Round Here,” which was still in its early stages of development.
One year later, while The Himalayans were in the process of recording a demo tape for a major record label, Adam Duritz and David Bryson independently submitted another demo tape consisting of stripped-down musical selections with just the two of them singing. They named themselves Counting Crows. After both demo tapes were reviewed, the tape submitted by Duritz and Bryson was chosen. They were asked to record their debut album with the songs as they were presented in their demo tape. This resulted in the release of “August and Everything After,” which included the song “Round Here.” Following a performance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (SNL), their single “Mr. Jones” experienced a significant jump of 40 spots in the charts.
Adam Duritz has worked together with several artists throughout his career. He collaborated with Jakob Dylan’s band The Wallflowers on the album “Bringing Down the Horse” for the track “6th Avenue Heartache”. He also worked with Ryan Adams on the album “Gold” and contributed to the song “Butterfly in Reverse” from the album “Hard Candy.” Duritz has collaborated with Peter Stuart on “Propeller” and “Daisy,” with Live on “V,” and with Dashboard Confessional on the song “So Long, So Long” from the album “Dusk and Summer.” Additionally, he worked with Nanci Griffith on the songs “Going Back to Georgia” and “Talk To Me While I’m Listening” from Griffith’s 1994 album “Flyer.”
In addition to his collaborations with other artists, Adam Duritz contributed three songs – “Spin Around,” “You Don’t See Me,” and “You’re a Star” – to the soundtrack of the movie “Josie and the Pussycats.” These tracks were performed by the film’s fictional title band. Furthermore, Duritz, along with his bandmates Dan Vickrey, David Bryson, and David Immerglück, co-wrote the song “Accidentally in Love” for the soundtrack of the movie “Shrek 2.” This song earned them each an award from BMI.
Duritz was also a judge for the 10th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists’ careers.
In 1997, Adam Duritz co-founded E Pluribus Unum, an independent label in which he retained ownership. Before the label was purchased by Interscope Records in 2000, Duritz had signed Joe 90, Gigolo Aunts, and Neilson Hubbard—all of whom he had taken on the road to open for Counting Crows.
In November 2006, Duritz began production on the Chicago pop punk band Blacktop Mourning’s debut record, under the name “The Devil and Bunny Show,” alongside an album by Counting Crows guitarist David Immerglück. On
On January 15, 2007, Adam Duritz announced that he was creating a boutique record label called Tyrannosaurus Records. He was the sole owner of the label, and its first signees included Notar and Blacktop Mourning. Additionally, the label re-released the only album by Duritz’s former band, The Himalayans. However, as of 2015, the label appears to have gone out of business.
Adam Duritz Personal Facts
Adam Duritz has had several high-profile relationships over the years. In 1995, he dated Jennifer Aniston. He has also been romantically linked to Courteney Cox, Monica Potter, and Samantha Mathis. In 2008, Duritz revealed that he has been struggling with a dissociative mental-health issue. In October 2009, he was reported to be dating Emmy Rossum, with whom he had toured during the summer of that year. However, they broke up in September 2010. As of August 2014, Duritz was reported to be unmarried.