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    With Gratitude to Nonesuch Records’ Peter Clancy

    A note from Nonesuch Records President David Bither:

    On September 4, 1984, Bob Hurwitz and Peter Clancy walked into the Warner Communications building at 75 Rockefeller Plaza on their first day at Nonesuch Records—and that day marked a new beginning for the label.

    During the 34 years that followed, Peter marketed records and promoted the careers of an extraordinary roster of artists. Many of them today are recognized as pioneers and as some of the greatest musical artists of our time, from composers Steve Reich, John Adams and Henryk Gorecki to artists ranging from the Kronos Quartet to the Punch Brothers, from Wilco to the Black Keys, from Bill Frisell to Brad Mehldau. He led campaigns that brought music from Cuba (Buena Vista Social Club), Bulgaria (Le Mystere des voix Bulgares), Brazil (Caetano Veloso), Cape Verde (Cesaria Evora), Senegal (Youssou N’Dour), Italy (Paolo Conte) and the French border with Spain (Gipsy Kings) to a public that had no idea how much it would love this music.

    Today, we take the success of these artists and projects as a given. But there was nothing inevitable about it. Peter was never afraid of the challenge; he made the impossible, possible. And he did all of it with unrivaled grace, intelligence and wit.

    Today, November 30, 2018, 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.

    Please join all of us at Nonesuch in thanking Peter for everything he has contributed to our label for the past 34 years and in wishing him every good thing in the years to come.

    With gratitude, David Bither

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With Gratitude to Nonesuch Records’ Peter Clancy

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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.

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A note from Nonesuch Records President David Bither:

On September 4, 1984, Bob Hurwitz and Peter Clancy walked into the Warner Communications building at 75 Rockefeller Plaza on their first day at Nonesuch Records—and that day marked a new beginning for the label.

During the 34 years that followed, Peter marketed records and promoted the careers of an extraordinary roster of artists. Many of them today are recognized as pioneers and as some of the greatest musical artists of our time, from composers Steve Reich, John Adams and Henryk Gorecki to artists ranging from the Kronos Quartet to the Punch Brothers, from Wilco to the Black Keys, from Bill Frisell to Brad Mehldau. He led campaigns that brought music from Cuba (Buena Vista Social Club), Bulgaria (Le Mystere des voix Bulgares), Brazil (Caetano Veloso), Cape Verde (Cesaria Evora), Senegal (Youssou N’Dour), Italy (Paolo Conte) and the French border with Spain (Gipsy Kings) to a public that had no idea how much it would love this music.

Today, we take the success of these artists and projects as a given. But there was nothing inevitable about it. Peter was never afraid of the challenge; he made the impossible, possible. And he did all of it with unrivaled grace, intelligence and wit.

Today, November 30, 2018, 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.

Please join all of us at Nonesuch in thanking Peter for everything he has contributed to our label for the past 34 years and in wishing him every good thing in the years to come.

With gratitude, David Bither

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