Music executive

Music executive

A music executive or record executive is person within a record label who works in senior management, making executive decisions over the label's artists. Their role varies greatly but in essence, they can oversee one, or many, aspects of a record label, including A&R, contracts, management, publishing, production, manufacture, marketing/promotion, distribution, copyright, touring, as well as other things.

Notable music executives

In alphabetical order by Surname:

See also

  • Dannen, Frederic. Hit Men: Powerbrokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business (New York: 1991, Vintage Press).
  • Harris, Larry; Gooch, Curt Gooch; and Suhs, Jeff. And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records (2009, Backbeat). ISBN 0879309822.
  • Knoedelseder, William. Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business and the Mafia (New York: 1993, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.).

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