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Music Industry Profile: Jerry Moss of A&M Records

Jerry Moss is a recording executive, best known for being the co-founder with Herb Alpert of the legendary A&M record label, for which he worked until 1994 – more than thirty years total. During that time he worked closely with a who’s who of American pop music - Burt Bacharach, The Carpenters, The Police and Janet Jackson among many, many others. He now runs the Almo Sounds label with Alpert, which has released albums by artists like Garbage, Ozomatli, Imogen Heap and Gillian Welch, as well by as Alpert himself. Moss is also an avid breeder of race horses – his horse Giacomo won the Kentucky Derby in 2005. In 2006, Moss was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.

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Jerry Moss, cofounder with Herb Alpert of the legendary A&M label, discusses the highlights of his career at length. He discusses his own entry into the music business, the founding and building of A&M, his thoughts on entrepreneurship and management and the end of his relationship with A&M, and shares some advice for people who aspire to a career as an executive in the music industry.

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