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CBS Records to shutter

Topper Larry Jenkins to ankle as Eye shifts music operations

CBS Records, the boutique label arm of CBS Entertainment, is being shuttered at the end of the year.

Closure of the five-year-old L.A.-based imprint, which is distributed by Sony Music Entertainment’s RED Distribution, will result in the layoffs of its small staff, with responsibilities absorbed by existing music operations within CBS. At least one CBS Records staffer will be transferred to a new post.

The label had been headed since 2007 by exec vp and g.m. Larry Jenkins, previously an artist manager and the former senior vp of marketing and media at Columbia Records. Jenkins is ankling the Eye.

“Everyone at CBS has been incredibly supportive throughout our run, and our parting could not be more amicable and friendly,” Jenkins told Variety.

CBS Records — not to be confused with Sony Music’s predecessor company — was initiated in late 2006 as a platform for acts that could be featured in CBS shows. The label had morphed in recent years into an operation supporting TV series needs and issuing soundtrack albums for “NCIS,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “90210,” among other shows.

Over the years CBS Records’ roster included Sharon Little, Will Dailey, Keaton Simons, J4, Stars Crashing Cars, Senor Happy and the Wilshires. Music from those artists has been featured on several TV skeins and network promos, though none of them had any chart success.

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