Charles Goldstuck

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Charles Goldstuck (born in South Africa) is an entrepreneur, investor, and the executive chairman of TouchTunes Interactive Networks.

Biography[edit]

In 1988, Charles Goldstuck began as a music publisher for Warner/Chappell Music. Goldstuck then joined Capitol Records and eventually assumed the position of executive vice president. Ten years later, he became executive vice president/general manager of Arista Records.[1]

In 2000, Goldstuck co-founded J Records with Clive Davis, an independent label with financial backing from Arista parent BMG. In 2001, J Records released Alicia Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, which sold over 6.2 million copies and earned five Grammy Awards boosting J Records' value. BMG bought a majority stake in J Records in 2002 and Charles Goldstuck became president of the RCA Music Group.[2][3][4]

By 2004, Goldstuck became president and COO of BMG, overseeing business operations of the BMG music labels, which included the RCA Music Group, J Records, Arista Records, and the Zomba Label Group.[5]

Goldstuck then left BMG and joined Interactive Networks as an investor and was chairman and CEO prior to becoming executive chairman in 2009.[6]

At TouchTunes, he designed and developed the next generation Virtuoso digital jukebox to distribute music in restaurants and bars. [7]

He developed artists such as Usher, Leona Lewis, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Sarah McLachlan, and Avril Lavigne. He revitalized the careers of acts, such as Rod Stewart and Annie Lennox as well as delivering hits from new acts like Maroon 5.[6] Goldstuck appeared in the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives screened in Tribeca in April 2017.[8][1]

Awards[edit]

Goldstuck was presented the Spirit of Life Award by City of Hope Cancer Center's Music and Entertainment Industry Fundraising Chapter, the highest honor bestowed by City of Hope.[9]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Clive Davis (19 February 2013). The Soundtrack of My Life. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4767-1480-6. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. "DAVIS GETS $50M TO RETURN TO BMG". The New York Post. November 20, 2002.
  3. "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; BMG Buys J Records and Shuffles Executives". The New York Times. November 20, 2002.
  4. "MUSIC MAN ON THE RECORD – CLIVE DAVIS LAUNCHES 'J' LABEL WITH BMG". The New York Post. August 25, 2000.
  5. Leeds, Jeff (February 3, 2004). "Clive Davis Promoted to BMG's Unit Chief". The Los Angeles Times.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Clive Davis Promoted to BMG's U.S. Unit Chief". The Los Angeles Times. February 3, 2004.
  7. "The Rise of the E-Jukebox". Bloomberg.com. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  8. "Music Industry Titans Toast Clive Davis at 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' Doc's Los Angeles Premiere". variety.com. September 27, 2017.
  9. "Goldstuck Honored By City of Hope". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-11-02.

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