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Concord taps Rumsey G.M.

20-year industry vet to run jazz label

HOLLYWOOD — Gene Rumsey, former exec VP for EMI Music Marketing, has been named general manager of Concord Records, one of the largest independent record labels in the U.S.

A 20-year music industry veteran, Rumsey will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the record company and its family of imprints. Label, which has released mostly jazz albums in its 30 years of operation, recently signed Ozomatli and Ray Charles, who inked a two-album deal.

At EMI, Rumsey managed and developed sales and marketing plans for more than 800 products per year, including Norah Jones’ “Come Away With Me,” Frank Sinatra’s “Duets,” the Beatles “1” and Garth Brooks’ “Greatest Hits.” Rumsey was responsible for a 200-person sales and marketing team.

“There is a growing number of adult consumers that may feel underserved by today’s current releases,” Rumsey said. “Building on the label’s reputation for excellence, and by developing new music and artists, we are well positioned to reach out to and satisfy that audience.”

Concord Records’ family of labels includes Peak Records, Stretch, Playboy Jazz and Concord Picante. Current roster includes Karrin Allyson, Peter Cincotti, Michael Feinstein, Barry Manilow and Poncho Sanchez.

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