Danny Goldberg Splits Artemis

Daniel Glass named CEO.

Danny Goldberg is exiting as chairman/CEO of Artemis Records, the label he founded in June 1999. Today (Feb. 2), the company will name current president Daniel Glass to the post of CEO at the New York-based independent.

Goldberg will continue for an unspecified period as a consultant with Artemis, which is owned by Sheridan Square Entertainment. An Artemis spokesperson declined to comment on the reason for the changes.

Prior to forming Artemis, Goldberg was chairman/CEO of Mercury Records Group, then a division of PolyGram. He has also served as chairman/CEO of Warner Bros. Records and as president of Atlantic Records. Before joining Atlantic, Goldberg was the president and principal owner of Gold Mountain Entertainment, which counted Bonnie Raitt, Nirvana, Hole, Sonic Youth, Rickie Lee Jones and the Beastie Boys among its roster.

Glass began his career as a well-known club DJ in the late '70s and early '80s. He rose to senior executive positions at Chrysalis, SBK, EMI and Universal, serving as president of the latter two operations. One of Goldberg's first major hires, Glass was brought on as executive VP of Artemis and was promoted to president within a few months.

Artemis has had its biggest chart success with Warren Zevon's final studio album, "The Wind," which peaked at No. 12 on The Billboard 200. The label received four Grammy nominations this year, including two for Steve Earle's "The Revolution Starts ... Now." Artemis has also released albums by Jesse Malin, Kittie, Sugarcult, Jimmie Vaughan and Powderfinger, among others.

Sheridan Square Entertainment recently completed a purchase of the Compendia Music Group and also controls distributor Musicrama.


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