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Disney Records Chief to Quit

June 27, 2001|Richard Verrier

Russ Bach, who as president helped to streamline Walt Disney Records, is resigning from the company.

Bob Cavallo, chairman of Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Music Group, said Bach, 64, will retire Friday after 2 1/2 years at Disney. Cavallo hired Bach, a former president of distribution for EMI, to improve morale and help reorganize Walt Disney Records.

The division releases soundtracks for Disney movies such as "Tarzan" and "Fantasia/2000."

"He accomplished the task," Cavallo said. "He was invaluable. He did a great job for us."

Bach will remain as a consultant for Disney until February. He could not be reached for comment.

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