Jim Merlis

  1. Has SXSW Sold-Out, Lost Sight of Its Mission?

    March 16, 2014 4:56 PM EDT Rapper ScHoolboy Q had a great time at his first South By Southwest a few years ago, but found himself getting angry this year as he played a series of shows at the annual music conference and festival. Related Articles The $1 Million Buy-In: B ...

  2. Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 20: Ex-Geffen Execs' Remembrances, Anecdotes, Marketing Strategy (How 'Rape Me' Became 'Waif Me')

    September 24, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Nirvana had much to live up to following the release of its groundbreaking 1991 album, “Nevermind.” But, with the weight of the world on them, the grunge trio surprised (and perhaps alienated) many with its raucous and emotionally raw follow-u ...

  3. Jim Merlis Tapped As Geffen Publicity Head

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Merlis, a founder of New York-based independent publicity firm Big Hassle Media, will replace Lillian M ...