Mo Ostin, the legendary Warner Bros Data govt, died on Sunday evening in his sleep on the age of 95.
Born on March 27, 1927, Ostin’s first job within the music enterprise was working at Verve Data. In 1960, Reprise Data founder Frank Sinatra employed him to be the label’s normal supervisor. Later that decade, the corporate was purchased by Warner Bros. Data. Within the early ’60s, Ostin signed the Kinks and Jimi Hendrix following his Monterey Pop Pageant set in 1968.
Ostin was named Warner-Reprise’s president in 1970 and was upped to CEO in 1972. Throughout his tenure, Ostin labored with an all-star group of musicians, together with Neil Younger, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Useless, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Pink Scorching Chili Peppers, Inexperienced Day. Paul Simon, Van Morrison, and Van Halen.
He left Warner in 1994 and joined DreamWorks Data upon when it was based in 1995 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen. In 2003, Ostin can be inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame.
Warner Music CEO and co-chairman Aaron Bay-Schuck and co-chairman and COO Tom Corson revealed the information of Ostin’s loss of life in an announcement, which you’ll learn beneath.
“Legendary music govt Mo Ostin handed away peacefully in his sleep final evening on the age of 95. Mo was one of many biggest document males of all time, and a chief architect of the trendy music enterprise. For Mo, it was all the time in the beginning about serving to artists understand their imaginative and prescient. One of many pivotal figures within the evolution of Warner Music Group, within the Sixties Mo ushered Warner/Reprise Data right into a golden period of revolutionary, culture-shifting artistry. Over his subsequent three many years on the label, he remained a tireless champion of inventive freedom, each for the expertise he nurtured and the individuals who labored for him. Mo lived a unprecedented life doing what he beloved, and he will probably be deeply missed all through the trade he helped create, and by the numerous artists and colleagues whom he impressed to be their finest selves. On behalf of everybody at Warner, we need to thank Mo for the whole lot he did, and for his inspiring perception in our brilliant future. Our condolences exit to his household at this tough time.”