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Vice President International Mark...

Local Address: London, United Kingdom
Universal Music Group
2220 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90404
United States

Company Description: Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries around the world. Its businesses also...   more
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Speaker Biographies — MusicTank
www.musictank.co.uk, 17 June 2011 [cached]
Chaz Jenkins - Head of LSO Live
Chaz Jenkins started his career promoting in nightclubs and working as a DJ whilst studying at university. He continued promoting events and running venues as well as connecting and advising broadcasters,sponsors and promoters until 'switching codes' to market the London Symphony Orchestra's...
Do-It-Yourself, Classical Style
www.latimes.com, 24 Feb 2002 [cached]
Over coffee in the Barbican Centre recently, Chaz Jenkins, general manager of LSO Live, laid out the saga.The push toward self-recording came two years ago, when the orchestra's diminishing classical recording schedule couldn't be ignored.
"If you look at the LSO's schedules in the '80s and right back through its history, it has had constant recording sessions.A typical day would be morning and afternoon at Abbey Road [studios], and an evening doing a concert.Quite often, the concerts would be done here, and they'd do the same concert at Abbey Road.Come the '90s, the number of recordings went down and down as companies came to re-evaluate classical recordings in the current market."
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As Jenkins says, "In the LSO, technically, I'm an employee of the musicians."
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Starting in the late '90s, Gillinson looked at the same history that Jenkins cites, and decided that the orchestra should take matters into its own hands.
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To Jenkins, one sign of success came quickly."Within a couple of months, we started getting approached by distributors," he says."We only had three titles out by then."At present, the albums are available in retail stores in 10 countries.
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Neither Gillinson nor Jenkins will reveal specifics on sales, profit or expenses on any of their titles.Jenkins says that LSO Live's goals are to sell 10,000 to 20,000 copies in the first nine months of a release.According to a British music industry trade paper, "Les Troyens" sold "well above the 30,000 mark" in that period.Are the musicians getting royalties?Not yet, says Jenkins, but by July, when the orchestra's fiscal year ends, he expects that to change.
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"At the end of the day," Jenkins says, "a classical recording can still be valid 30 years later.So it's a good long-term investment.But the major companies these days can't afford to think like that.It's not surprising that the major record companies are re-evaluating what their classical arms are doing."
So what's an orchestra to do?Stateside, the Philadelphia Orchestra is paying keen attention to the LSO Live.
AT UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, ...
wn.com, 6 Dec 2012 [cached]
AT UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, CHAZ JENKINS APPOINTED VP, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING, CORE CLASSICAL (Universal Music Group Inc)
Former head of LSO Live, Chaz ...
www.themusicnetwork.com [cached]
Former head of LSO Live, Chaz Jenkins, joined Universal Music Group International (UMGI) in the newly created role of vice president of International Marketing at Core Classical. He is responsible for marketing classical acts signed to Deutsche Grammophon, Decca Classics and Mercury Classics.
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