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"He truly knows songwriters and will be a great asset to an already strong team."
—Marty Bandier

THE KRIM IN YOUR COFFEE

Industry Vet Officially Announced as Sony/ATV Co-President, West Coast

It's finally official: Sony/ATV has announced the appointment of Rick Krim as Co-President U.S. The industry veteran will run West Coast A&R operations for Marty Bandier's pubco, alongside East Coast co-prexy Danny Strick.

As you undoubtedly know, the well-liked Krim spent the bulk of his career at MTV and VH1, and was ultimately anointed EVP of Talent and Music Programming for the latter. He most recently served as EVP Artist Development at Republic. But he also spent six years at EMI Music Publishing, working for none other than Bandier.

"Rick is a true music industry professional with deep relationships with the best artists, talent managers and industry executives," said Bandier while producing smoke rings with his morning Cohiba. "He truly knows songwriters and will be a great asset to an already strong team." Bandier added that Krim's MTV and VH1 experience added "a number of additional skills" to the mix.

For his part, Krim said, "I cannot wait to get started in this role, as I am not only returning to music publishing, but will be reunited with Marty Bandier, who I learned so much from during my time at EMI." He added that it was "exciting and such an honor to rejoin Bandier at the "dynamic" pubbery, and that he was also "looking forward to working with Danny and the rest of the Sony/ATV team."

Krim, a T.J. Martell Foundation honoree and UJA Music Visionary of the Year Award recipient, looks forward to having the first combination putting green/humidor in the biz.