James Brewster Conkling
James Brewster Conkling was the head of Artists and Repertoire at Capitol Records, the President of Columbia Records and the first President of Warner Brothers Records. He was instrumental in founding the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and during his presidency oversaw the signing of such stars as Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and Dave Brubeck. Mr. Conkling was born in East Orange, N.J., graduated from Dartmouth College and attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania.
After serving in the Navy during World War II, he went to work for Capitol, and at the end of the 1940’s was the Vice-President in charge of Artists and Repertoire, working with performers like Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Les Paul, and Stan Kenton. Under his leadership he and Alan Livingston also developed a significant children’s record division including.
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