Mo Ostin, Legendary Music Exec, Useless At 95

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Mo Ostin, the legendary Warner Brothers exec and Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame inductee, has reportedly died of pure causes. He was 95. The information was confirmed by Warner Information co-chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck and co-chairman Tom Corson, who stated in an announcement: “Mo was one of many best document males of all time and a major architect of the fashionable music enterprise. For Mo, it was at all times firstly about serving to artists notice their imaginative and prescient.”

Ostin started his lengthy profession as a controller at Clef Information, which was later renamed Verve Information. When Frank Sinatra began Reprise Information in 1960, he employed Ostin to run it. Reprise then joined with Warner Bros in 1963. Ostin signed each the Kinks and Jimi Hendrix that decade.

Over his 32 years with Warner/Reprise, Ostin acquired Elektra Information and served as chairman of the Recording Trade Affiliation of America for 2 years. Upon leaving Warner in 1994, he discovered the music division of DreamWorks. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame. In 2006, he acquired the Recording Academy President’s Benefit Award. He and his late spouse Evelyn additionally helped established UCLA’s Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Middle. Extra just lately, in 2015 Ostin donated $10 million to UCLA for a brand new basketball coaching facility: the Mo Ostin Basketball Middle.

Max Lousada, CEO of Warner Recorded Music, stated of Ostin in an announcement, “In an period when inventive entrepreneurs are revered, we have fun Mo Ostin as a pioneer who wrote the rulebook for others to comply with. Warner Music Group and Warner Information wouldn’t exist with out his ardour, imaginative and prescient, and intelligence. He not solely helped construct one of many world’s best music firms, however he impressed a tradition pushed by bravery and ingenuity. Mo noticed artists for who they actually have been and gave them the area and help to completely notice their originality. Our condolences to Michael and the entire Ostin household. Mo was a legend, and he will likely be deeply missed.”



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