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August 12, 1990
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jeff Ayeroff, for proving that record companies and their executives are not just impotent, amoral monoliths incapable of taking a responsible stand. ROBERTA MEYERS Los Angeles Virgin Records president Ayeroff said that he would not put out any record that could be perceived as promoting bigotry.
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March 29, 2008
I was saddened to read the obituary of my friend Neil Aspinall ["Beatles' Friend and First Road Manager," by Randy Lewis, March 25]. It was perplexing to see my name mentioned regarding my work on the "Beatles 1" album as illustrating anything other than Neil's business acumen and true understanding of the Beatles. He ran the marketing of the "1" album and I worked for him. I learned a lot from Neil Aspinall that I use every day in my work. He had the unique gift of cutting through the "Beatle clutter" and the music business clutter.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2008
I was saddened to read the obituary of my friend Neil Aspinall ["Beatles' Friend and First Road Manager," by Randy Lewis, March 25]. It was perplexing to see my name mentioned regarding my work on the "Beatles 1" album as illustrating anything other than Neil's business acumen and true understanding of the Beatles. He ran the marketing of the "1" album and I worked for him. I learned a lot from Neil Aspinall that I use every day in my work. He had the unique gift of cutting through the "Beatle clutter" and the music business clutter.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
British conglomerate EMI Music said Monday that Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris, founders and co-chairmen of Virgin Records' American division, have resigned. Succeeding them as chief executive is Phil Quartararo, 37, who has been president of Virgin Records America Inc. since last year. The much-anticipated resignations could cost the company as much as $12 million in contract buyouts, sources said. Ayeroff and Harris are leaving despite the three years each has remaining on his contract.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS
The co-head of Virgin Records, the company whose roster includes such best-sellers as Paula Abdul, Soul II Soul and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, says that he believes it's time for the record industry to strike back against what he perceives to be a national "witch hunt" against pop music.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Why would Simple Minds, the critically acclaimed Scottish rock group, put out two records at the same time? That's right. If you walk into a record store later this month, you'll find two "new" records from the band--"In the City of Light," a live double album from A&M Records, and "Sister Feelings Call" from Virgin Records. What has the band up in arms is that the Virgin disc isn't new at all.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1989 | BUD SCOPPA, Scoppa is the editor of Cash Box magazine
On a sun-dappled spring afternoon, employees and guests gather on the patio of the Warner Bros. Records building in Burbank to watch a private performance by Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. It's a joint welcoming gift from the two celebrated artists, who have come to Warners after long stints at CBS Records. Between songs, an ebullient Costello expresses his gratitude to the Warner Bros. staff. "Spike," his musically complex label debut, has sold more than a half-million copies since its release in January, and he has a potential hit single in "Veronica."
BUSINESS
August 10, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
British conglomerate EMI Music said Monday that Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris, founders and co-chairmen of Virgin Records' American division, have resigned. Succeeding them as chief executive is Phil Quartararo, 37, who has been president of Virgin Records America Inc. since last year. The much-anticipated resignations could cost the company as much as $12 million in contract buyouts, sources said. Ayeroff and Harris are leaving despite the three years each has remaining on his contract.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Columbia Records Starting a West Coast Label: The company said the new label--which is yet to be named--will be headed by the former Virgin Records team of Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris and will be based at Sony Music's Santa Monica complex. Ayeroff and Harris were co-chairmen of Virgin Records America through 1993. They will report to Don Ienner, chairman of Columbia Records Group. The staff of Columbia's Chaos Records will be incorporated into the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1990
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jeff Ayeroff, for proving that record companies and their executives are not just impotent, amoral monoliths incapable of taking a responsible stand. ROBERTA MEYERS Los Angeles Virgin Records president Ayeroff said that he would not put out any record that could be perceived as promoting bigotry.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS
The co-head of Virgin Records, the company whose roster includes such best-sellers as Paula Abdul, Soul II Soul and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, says that he believes it's time for the record industry to strike back against what he perceives to be a national "witch hunt" against pop music.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1989 | BUD SCOPPA, Scoppa is the editor of Cash Box magazine
On a sun-dappled spring afternoon, employees and guests gather on the patio of the Warner Bros. Records building in Burbank to watch a private performance by Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. It's a joint welcoming gift from the two celebrated artists, who have come to Warners after long stints at CBS Records. Between songs, an ebullient Costello expresses his gratitude to the Warner Bros. staff. "Spike," his musically complex label debut, has sold more than a half-million copies since its release in January, and he has a potential hit single in "Veronica."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Why would Simple Minds, the critically acclaimed Scottish rock group, put out two records at the same time? That's right. If you walk into a record store later this month, you'll find two "new" records from the band--"In the City of Light," a live double album from A&M Records, and "Sister Feelings Call" from Virgin Records. What has the band up in arms is that the Virgin disc isn't new at all.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Jeff Ayeroff, the veteran record executive who engineered the U.S. marketing campaign for EMI Music's hot-selling Beatles "1" album, was named creative director of AOL Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Records label. The move comes as Warner Music Group Chairman Roger Ames restructures the management of the company's flagship label, which has seen its market share plummet since a shake-up in the mid-1990s.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rock 'n' Activism: Rock the Vote, an anti-censorship music industry coalition, met Thursday evening at the China Club in Hollywood to map out battle plans to combat a dozen pending state mandatory record labeling bills. More than 100 industry figures convened to discuss strategies aimed at enticing rock fans to become more involved in the political process.
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