'Charles Koppelman, Music and Martha Stewart Executive, Dies at

and Martha Stewart Executive, Dies at

Charles Koppelman,

a veteran music executive whose career spanned four decades before he became a top executive

The news

was posted on social media his son Brian, showrunner of “Billions,” and daughter Jenny Koppelman

No official

cause of death was given, but Brian wrote, “He spent his last days surrounded by

It is

no overstatement to say that Koppelman was one of the most formidable industry executives of

 Over the course

of his decades in the music business, Koppelman worked with everyone from Barbra Streisand

After leaving

his post at the helm of EMI in 1997, he worked with Steve Madden and Martha

Entertainment in

2011, where he has scored branding deals for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony with Kohl’s, 

In 1971

he joined what was then CBS’s music division in a role that spanned both records

As national

director of A&R for Davis’ Columbia Records, he signed or worked closely with

The company

eventually merged with EMI, with Koppelman taking on the CEO role and bringing in Prince’

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