Mo Ostin, who headed Warner Bros. and Reprise Information for 3 many years from the ’60s to the ’90s, has died, Selection reviews. He died of pure causes on the age of 95.
Ostin helmed Warner/Reprise Information for 3 many years; he was initially employed in 1960 by Reprise founder Frank Sinatra. He established himself as an trade pressure after the label was purchased out by Warner Bros., signing the Kinks and Jimi Hendrix within the 60s, and forming the distributor WEA. At its peak it was among the many largest labels within the trade—Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours offered greater than 20 million copies and spent 31 weeks at No. 1. He was named chairman/CEO in 1972, a place he held till 1994. Throughout his tenure the label launched data by Neil Younger, Joni Mitchell, the Grateful DeadPaul Simon, Van Morrison, Randy Newman, and lots of others.
In 1995 he joined Dreamworks, the leisure firm based by label government David Geffen, movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg. He returned to Warner Bros. as a marketing consultant in 2006.
Ostin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2003.