Elliot Goldman, a founding govt at Clive Davis’ Arista Data who additionally labored for CBS Data, BMG Music and Warner Communications throughout his lengthy profession within the music enterprise, has died. He was 88.
Goldman died Wednesday at his Los Angeles residence after battling well being issues the previous few months, his household stated.
Goldman was govt vp and G.M. of Arista when Clive Davis launched the storied label in 1974, and he “performed a considerable function within the historical past of Arista Data and strongly contributed to its success,” Davis stated in an announcement.
After leaving Arista, Goldman served as a senior vp at Warner Communications from 1982-85 and as president and CEO of BMG Music — which oversaw Arista and several other RCA Data labels — from 1985-87, then was a marketing consultant to document corporations by the ’90s.
Goldman, who graduated from Cornell College in 1957 and Columbia College College of Regulation in 1961, began his profession in NY city and state authorities and headed the NYC workplace for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s 1964 presidential election marketing campaign.
He then labored in enterprise affairs at CBS Data from 1967-74.
Goldman was on the boards of the RIAA and Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame Basis and on the chief council of the T.J. Martell Basis, and he was co-chairman of the house leisure division of the UJA-Federation of New York.
Survivors embrace his spouse of 56 years, Jill; youngsters Ben, Elizabeth and Cathy; daughter-in-law Allysa; and grandchildren Justin, Dylan, Sophie and Olivia.
Son Ben Goldman is an A&R govt at ONErpm who spent 20 years at Sony Music as senior vp of A&R at Epic and Columbia Data, and grandson Justin Goldman was acknowledged because the youngest music govt on a Forbes “30 Below 30” record in 2021 and has a enterprise with 10k Initiatives.
Funeral providers have been held Friday. Donations in Goldman’s identify might be made to St. Jude’s Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital.