- Tuesday,August 9,2022
Longtime Warner Bros. Records Chairman Mo Ostin died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 95 last week. In his tribute to Ostin, Nonesuch Records President David Bither writes: "without him, Nonesuch would not be the same company that it is today."Tuesday,July 5,2022
"My friendship is with the private John," Nonesuch’s longtime President and current Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz writes in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works, "but it is never far from my mind that I am with the man who wrote Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China, Harmonielehre and Naive and Sentimental Music, Scheherazade.2 and Shaker Loops." You can read his complete note from the box set here.Monday,July 12,2021
"They were both fearless, pushing back against the severe music that seemed to dominate the modern composition landscape during the 1960s and 1970s, the same music that was, by the way, a major part of Nonesuch’s identity during that period," writes Nonesuch Records Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz, in a remembrance of composers Louis Andriessen and Frederic Rzewski. "Neither was afraid to reference vernacular music, and jazz, and popular and folk music, and most importantly, both embraced a tonal language that was out of favor at the moment they were coming of age as composers. Their music was deadly serious at times, and polemical and political, but it could be humorous, and always filled with humanity."Tuesday,February 5,2019
The singer Sanford Sylvan passed away at his home in New York City at the age of 65 last week. Nonesuch Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz, who was the label's longtime president, brought Sandy to Nonesuch and served as executive producer on his recordings. He offers this remembrance.Friday,November 30,2018
Today, Peter Clancy retires as the only marketing chief Nonesuch has known in the modern era. He leaves a remarkable legacy and he takes the love of his colleagues and friends with him. He will always be part of this label. Nonesuch President David Bither offers his gratitude.Journal Topics: StaffWednesday,October 10,2018
Congratulations to Laurie Anderson and Nonesuch Records Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz, who will be honored as Friends of the Arts by The Town Hall in New York City, along with TheaterWorksUSA Co-Founder Charles Hull, at the historic venue's 97th Gala Celebration at the Princeton Club in Manhattan on Sunday, October 21. The Town Hall honors as its Friends of the Arts individuals or organizations whose contributions to the arts enrich New York City's cultural life and help make it a rich and artistically diverse city.Thursday,May 3,2018Nonesuch Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz Named Aaron Copland Fellow by The New School’s College of Performing Arts
Bob Hurwitz, Chairman Emeritus and former President of Nonesuch Records, has been named the Aaron Copland Fellow at The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA), expanding upon a decade-long teaching relationship with The New School. "Expanding Bob's role at The New School through the Aaron Copland Fellowship means that more students at The College of Performing Arts will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most important music industry visionaries of our time," said Executive Dean Richard Kessler. Hurwitz will play an important role in the continuing development of CoPA's new Master's in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship.Monday,February 5,2018
Dan Cohen has joined Nonesuch Records as vice president of marketing. Cohen comes to the label from Republic Records, where he was vice president of marketing for the past two years and worked on projects such as Lorde's #1 debut album and John Mellencamp's highest chart debut in a decade, along with campaigns for Jack Johnson, Mondo Cozmo, Phantogram, Marian Hill and more. In his new position, Cohen reports to Nonesuch President David Bither and is based at the label's global headquarters in New York City.Tuesday,October 25,2016
A stellar lineup of musical luminaries comes together for a one-night-only concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to pay tribute to Bob Hurwitz, who for the past three decades has served as president of Nonesuch Records. The event will take place at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on April 1, 2017. At the center of this celebration is Eleven Pieces for Bob, a program of world premiere works for piano by Nonesuch artists—John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Adam Guettel, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, Randy Newman, and Steve Reich—performed by the composers themselves and others. The evening also includes performances by Kronos Quartet, k.d. lang, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Stephin Merritt, Devendra Banhart, and others who have worked closely with Bob during his tenure.Wednesday,September 14,2016
Kris Chen has joined Nonesuch Records as Senior Vice President. Chen comes to the label from XL Recordings, where he served as head of the company's US operations for the past eleven years and was responsible for signing and/or working closely with artists such as Vampire Weekend, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Sigur Rós, Tyler the Creator, Ratatat, and The xx. In his new post, Chen reports to Nonesuch Co-President David Bither and is based at the label's global headquarters in New York City. He will be involved across all areas of the company, with a particular focus on signing and developing both new and established talent.Monday,January 4,2016
Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz was featured on the NPR program Here & Now last week. He spoke with show co-host Robin Young about his more than three decades as head of the label and shares his perspective on the unique artists with whom he has worked over those years. "The rarest thing is when you hear someone who is doing something you have never heard before, and you love it," says Hurwitz. "And then it's a kind of instant reaction, almost like falling in love." You can hear the Here & Now piece, which includes music from several of those artists, here.Thursday,November 19,2015
Longtime Nonesuch Records senior executive David Bither has been named Co-President of the label, effective January 1, 2016. Bither, who joined Nonesuch in 1995 as Senior Vice President, has played an instrumental role in guiding the label's A&R direction and forging its distinctive culture. The move comes in the wake of the announcement at the end of September that current Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz will be gradually stepping away from the day-to-day running of the company. Once the transition is complete in 2017, Bither will become sole President, with Hurwitz serving as Chairman Emeritus, continuing to work with selected Nonesuch artists as an executive producer.
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