SUZANNE MOSS APPOINTED TO HEAD OF CREATIVE LICENSING, RONDOR MUSIC PUBLISHING
Santa Monica, CA, March 28, 2011 – Rondor Music Publishing has appointed Suzanne Moss to Head of Creative Licensing, it was announced today by Lance Freed, President of the company. Ms. Moss will be based at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report to Mr. Freed.
“Suzanne’s independent spirit and passion to achieve optimal results for songwriters and their music makes her a formidable executive and a perfect fit at Rondor,” stated Mr. Freed. “Her experience and respect in the creative community uniquely positions her to offer our writers the very best representation in a highly competitive field.”
“I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity to work with such a prestigious and iconic catalog at Rondor, and with such a dynamic group of new, cutting edge writers, artists and producers,” commented Ms. Moss. “Add the forward-thinking Rondor team and our association with Universal Music, and it opens the door to limitless possibilities!”
Ms. Moss’ music career began at Sony/ATV Music Publishing where she worked in the rapidly expanding synchronization arena. She subsequently moved to Universal Music and spent 8 years working with the Synch team at Universal Music Publishing Group. She then joined Kobalt Music Publishing in 2007 to head up the creative licensing department for the newly formed company. As the creative head at Kobalt, she thrived in the independent environment and developed a very successful sync department over her 4 year tenure.
About Rondor Music
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), “My Heart Will Go On,” written by Will Jennings and James Horner (1998) and “Red Dirt Girl,” written by Emmylou Harris (2004).
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.