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Robert Rolontz

recording company executive

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.

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.