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Robert Rolontz

Robert Rolontz, American recording company executive. Decorated Air medal with clusters. Chairman Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Awards. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Music Reporters Association (founder, vice president 1953-1955), Record Industry Association American.

Background

  • Rolontz, Robert was born on December 14, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David E. and Rose (Malis) Rolontz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1952. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1954.

    Career

    • Record producer Radio Corporation of America Victor Records, 1955-1958. Music editor Billboard magazine, 1962-1963. Executive editor Music Business magazine, 1964-1965.

      Director advertising and publicity Atlantic Records, New York City, from 1965, vice president advertising and publicity, 1969-1974. Director corporate information Warner Communications Incorporated, New York York City, 1974-1984. Vice president communications Cosmos Soccer Club, 1977-1984.

      Literature agent, from 1988.

    Works

    • Author: How to Get Your Song Recorded, 1963. Contributor articles to magazines.

    Membership

    Chairman Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Awards. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Music Reporters Association (founder, vice president 1953-1955), Record Industry Association American.

    Connections

    • Married Susan P. Morgan, August 29, 1959. Children: Lee Alison, Robert Morgan.
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    Died June 14, 2000
    (aged 79)
    • 1952
      Columbia University
    • 1954
      Columbia University
    • 1955 - 1958
      Record producer Radio Corporation of America Victor Records
    • 1962 - 1963
      music editor Billboard magazine
    • 1964 - 1965
      executive, editor Music Business magazine
    • 1969 - 1974
      director, advertising and publicity Atlantic Records
    • 1974 - 1984
      director, corporate information Warner Communications Incorporated
    • 1977 - 1984
      vice president, communications Cosmos Soccer Club
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