×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

A&R exec Cantor slain

Chrysalis Music Group A&R exec Brett Cantor was found slain in his Hollywood home July 30, according to Los Angeles police.

Cantor, who was also a partner in Hollywood’s Dragonfly nightclub and was well-known as a local promoter of underground parties known as “raves,” died of multiple stab wounds, according to police.

No motive has been established for the slaying, but the investigation has been moved to downtown police headquarters from the Hollywood precincts, according to the police. Cantor was last seen leaving Club 434 in Hollywood in the early hours of Friday morning.

Cantor, 25, was a well-known figure on the Los Angeles nightclub scene. He was a 10% owner of Dragonfly, where he hosted the popular Wednesday night series Superfly (a takeoff on the ’70s featuring disco music) and the Friday night series Riot, a hip-hop club.

A consultant to several music firms, Cantor was said to have been instrumental in the discovery of Rage Against the Machine, an act that was one of the hits of this year’s Lollapalooza Festival tour.

Cantor was born in New York and moved to Los Angeles in 1971.

He worked for a brief time at Agency for the Performing Arts and later founded his own company, Underground Entertainment, which promoted some of the largest live concert and dance events in the city over the last five years, including Petting Zoo, Sanitarium, After Hours and L.A. Palooza.

Survivors include his parents, Paul and Rhonda Cantor; his grandmother and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Aug. 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tanach Chapel, Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Burbank.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Cantor’s name to City of Hope, c/o Tom Sturges, president of Chrysalis Music Group in Los Angeles.

More Biz

  • 76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS --

    Tyler Perry: 6 Lessons He Shared at NATPE's 'Living the Dream' Summit

    MIAMI — Tyler Perry took time out of his “Madea’s Farewell” live stage tour and spent his Martin Luther King Jr. holiday giving an inspiring speech to aspiring producers and students gathered here for the annual NATPE convention. Perry was the keynoter Monday at the conference’s first ever “Living the Dream: A Career in Content” session [...]

  • FILE - In this Jan. 12,

    How to Watch the Patriots vs. Chiefs - AFC Championship

    The conference championships are set to take place Sunday, Jan. 20 ahead of Feb. 3’s Super Bowl LIII, with the top two teams in each the AFC and NFC conferences going head to head. The second game, the New England Patriots against the Kansas City Chiefs, is set to begin at 6:40 p.m. ET at [...]

  • The line of scrimmage between the

    How to Watch Rams vs. Saints Online - NFC Championship

    The conference championships are set to take place Sunday, Jan. 20 ahead of Feb. 3’s Super Bowl LIII, with the top two teams in each the AFC and NFC conferences going head to head. The first game, the Los Angeles Rams against the New Orleans Saints, is set to begin at 3:05 p.m. ET at [...]

  • MAGA Teens Taunting Native American Elder

    MAGA Hat-Wearing Teens Harassing Native American Elder Spark Condemnation From Hollywood

    The Internet erupted in outrage Saturday after a video of young men wearing MAGA hats and attempting to intimidate a Native American man at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington D.C. went viral. The march is taking place amid the government shutdown, which is nearing the one-month mark and has interfered with many Native Americans’ [...]

  • Leonard Klady Dead: Film Journalist Was

    Leonard Klady, Veteran Film Journalist, Dies at 67

    Leonard “Len” Klady, a former Variety reporter and critic who most recently worked for Movie City News and Screen International, has died. His wife, Beverly Walker, said he had been diagnosed with cancer in November.  Klady was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the University of Manitoba. He was a founding member of the [...]

  • Jordan Feldstein

    Roc Nation Seeks $11 Million From Insurer in Jordan Feldstein's Death

    Roc Nation filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking $11 million from its insurance carrier following the death of Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein. Roc Nation, a joint venture of Jay-Z and Live Nation Entertainment, partnered with Feldstein’s Career Artist Management in 2016. At the time, Roc Nation says it took out a “key man” life [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content