Sally Van Slyke is exiting as Universal's VP of marketing effective March 1, the studio confirmed yesterday. While Universal management attempted to keep Van Slyke's impending departure under wraps…
Henry G. Plitt, 74, chairman of the board of Plitt Amusement Co. and chairman of the board of Showscan, died yesterday at his Beverly Hills home. Cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
Thomas A. Dorsey, known as the father of gospel music for his merging of religious music with the blues, died Saturday. He was 93.
Harry Palmer has been named exec VP and general manager at Relativity Records. Palmer, who will oversee all facets of the label's day-to-day operations, was formerly president of Atco Records.
New Line Intl. has promoted Camela Galano to senior VP of sales/marketing and Nestor Nieves to senior VP of sales and administration. Galano and Nieves will report to Rolf Mittweg, New Line Intl…
Jerry Crutchfield was tapped yesterday as president of MCA Music Publishing/Nashville.
Don Bassman, VP of special sound projects at 20th Century Fox, died of cancer Jan. 25.
Brad Hunt has been named executive VP/general manager at Hollywood Records, overseeing all day-to-day operations of the sales, marketing and promotion departments.