He was 52.

David Nives, VP of production and catalog at Koch Records, died suddenly Aug. 20 in his sleep in Bayside, N.Y. He was 52.

Nives was a veteran New York-based music industry executive and spent the last 11 years working for Koch. Nives worked mainly in the independent sector, and in the early stages was a sales representative, working for the now-defunct indie distributor, Record People.

The funeral will be held Wednesday (Aug. 23) at 10:45 AM in the Riverside Memorial Chapel, on Amsterdam Avenue between 75th and 76th Streets in New York City.

Nives is surived by his wife Miriam and his daughter Marisa.