RCA's Richard Palmese Heads Back To L.A.
Teaming With Azoff
August 3, 2011 at 7:12 AM (PT)
With all of the changes at the labels, this one is becoming very talked about -- as RCA MUSIC GROUP EVP/Promotion RICHARD PALMESE will call it a day, officially on FRIDAY (8/5), and prepares to relocate back to LOS ANGELES following a decade of success at RCA.
Expect PALMESE to join IRVING AZOFF's management team shortly. This move reunites PALMESE with AZOFF. They worked together at MCA RECORDS 1983-95.
AZOFF is Chairman and Founder of AZOFF MUSIC MANAGEMENT GROUP. In late 2008, he became Chairman and CEO of TICKETMASTER ENTERTAINMENT. He is now Executive Chairman of LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT. So this presents PALMESE with a very strong platform to operate from.
Word is that SONY MUSIC will announce additional changes, shortly.
PALMESE, who rejoined CLIVE DAVIS at J RECORDS in 2000, and stayed aboard when it became part of the RCA MUSIC GROUP in 2002, was also with DAVIS from 1975-83 at ARISTA, and then with him again from 1996-1999 at ARISTA.