Mo Ostin, Longtime Warner Records Chairman, Dies at 95

Warner Records said Ostin, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died “peacefully in his sleep.” He was 95.

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FILE - Record executive Mo Ostin, foreground left, is embraced by singer/songwriter Paul Simon, right, as singer/songwriter Neil Young, background left, and producer Lorne Michaels look on after Ostin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York on March 10, 2003. Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records’ rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire, died Sunday, July 31, 2022. He was 95. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records’ rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire and helped discover and nurture artists from Jimi Hendrix to Green Day, has died. He was 95. Warner Records said Ostin, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died Sunday “peacefully in his sleep.” In a statement, the company called him “one of the…

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