KEVIN HALL PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, URBAN MUSIC FOR RONDOR MUSIC PUBLISHING
Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2006 – Rondor Music Publishing has promoted Kevin Hall to Vice President, Urban Music, it was announced today by Lance Freed, President of the company. Both Freed and Hall are based in Los Angeles. Formerly, Hall served as Director, Urban Music.
In this expanded role, Hall will continue to work closely with songwriters, sign new writers/artists/producers and pitch for television and film opportunities. While at Rondor, Hall signings include Kwame, Trak Starz, Underdog Entertainment, Bobby Valentino, Samantha Jade and D.O.C. Hall’s signings have received 12 BMI and 7 ASCAP Most Performed Song Awards.
“Kevin exemplifies the very best in the next generation of music publishers,” stated Freed. “He sees the entire landscape and understands the significant changes going on in our business. Most important, Kevin always puts our writers and our music before everything else; his number one priority is to cultivate the creation of great songs. The entire company joins me in congratulating him on this milestone success.”
“It’s an awesome privilege to work for a company that has such a rich history of paying attention to songwriters,” added Hall. “I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.”
Hall has been with Rondor sine 2003. Prior to Rondor, Hall worked at Music Hype, a company noted for building websites for such record labels as Atlantic, Warner Bros, Sony and Virgin. Previously, Hall was a Vice President of A&R for Island Records. He began his career in music publishing at PolyGram Music Publishing, where he served as Director of A&R, a title he concurrently held at Atlas Records.
Almo/Irving Music was founded in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss as the original domestic publishing arm of their newly-formed A&M Records. In 1966 the company, with only 200 copyrights, began to reach out for new songs and writers. Today, Rondor Music International publishes more than 80,000 titles covering all musical styles and genres.
As a measure of the company’s success, Rondor songs have captured a number of Grammy awards over the years including “From A Distance”, written by Julie Gold (1991), “Tears In Heaven”, written by Will Jennings and Eric Clapton (1993) and “My Heart Will Go On” written by Will Jennings and James Horner (1998).
Rondor has expanded its range of titles through the acquisition of other major catalogs, including Brian Wilson’s Beach Boys Catalog, the Stax-era East Memphis Music Catalog and the Shelter Music Catalog, featuring the music of Tom Petty, Leon Russell, and Phoebe Snow. Other acquisitions include the songs of Lloyd Price, Difford and Tillbrook of the band Squeeze, Leo Sayer and major Jazz catalogs featuring the songs of Les McCann and Wayne Shorter.