Aida Gurwitz on May 3 left her long-time post as president of Cherry Lane Music Publishing, <i>ELW</i> has learned.


NEW YORK -- Aida Gurwitz on May 3 left her long-time post as president of Cherry Lane Music Publishing, ELW has learned.

Cherry Lane Music Group CEO Peter Primont says he and Gurwitz held different visions for the future direction of the company. Gurwitz says that she is going to take some time off and plans to be "back in the business next year."

Primont will take over the day-to-day responsibilities previously handled by Gurwitz.

Music publishing is the largest division of Cherry Lane Music Group, which includes printed music, magazines and digital media consulting.

Songwriters under the Cherry Lane umbrella include John Legend, the Black Eyed Peas, West Indian Girl and Fatty Koo.

The publisher has been a leader in developing new business relationships, forming ventures with Electronic Arts (Next Level Music), NASCAR (Motor Music), the Professional Bull Riders Assn. (Cherry Bull Music) and others.