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Mr. Jeff Jampol

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Manager Bios | JAM, 5 Jan 2016 [cached]
Jeff Jampol
"This company develops, preserves, extends and enhances artist legacies,"� says Jeff Jampol, President of Jampol Artist Management, Inc. (JAM, Inc.). "We're dealing with very important art, creation, and artists, and our job is to maintain, build, market, promote and oversee these artists' legacies or, if you will, their brands. However, we are very careful and judicious in employing the terms 'brand' and 'branding,' as a lot of damage can be done in the name of commerce, and applying business terms to art can often sully art's purity. On the other hand, when you bring that pure art to the marketplace, branding is a fundamental part of the mix, and when that foundation, or 'brand,' is a legacy beloved by generations of fans, you have to be extremely thoughtful about every single move you make. These iconic artists embody fundamental worldwide significance, not just musically and artistically, but also culturally, politically, socially and historically."�
As the founder and head of JAM Inc., which manages rock legends The Doors, Ramones, Tupac Shakur, and the Estates of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Peter Tosh and Rick James, Jampol has had ample opportunity to consider such issues.
But Jampol doesn't view himself merely as a curator of classic catalogues. "The goal is to extend the reach of the artist and their work, using new distribution channels, new technology and other emerging resources, to place timeless art into a modern context."�
To that end, Jampol produced, with Dick Wolf, the 2009 Doors theatrical documentary film, When You're Strange, narrated by Johnny Depp, for which Jampol and Wolf won the 2011 Grammy® Award, and were nominated for a 2010 Emmy® Award. To that end, Jampol produced, with Dick Wolf, the 2009 Doors theatrical documentary film, When You're Strange, narrated by Johnny Depp, for which Jampol and Wolf won the 2011 Grammy® Award, and were nominated for a 2010 Emmy® Award.
Jampol also helped conceive, create and is a producer of the hit Broadway musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, which after touring the US for two years, premiered on Broadway in September 2013. Additionally, Jampol has produced musical and theatrical works, overseen deluxe reissues of classic albums; overseen large-format art books (The Doors by The Doors and Jim Morrison: Treasures); enlisted cutting-edge artists like Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant, the Obama "Hope"� poster) to create new graphics; authorized remixes by top DJs; vigorously pursued film, TV and game placements targeting young audiences; rebooted merchandising initiatives; developed content-rich web destinations designed to serve longtime fans and new seekers simultaneously; and considerably more.
Jampol began his music career as a DJ and Public Affairs Director at a college-radio station (as a supplement to his "official"� coursework in media studies and communications) and moved into artist management, production and "DIY"� marketing, managing and producing several key bands in San Francisco's emerging punk scene. After college, he served as a consultant for high-end audio firms and landed a radio-promotion post for CBS Records; this led to work as a promotion executive for Atlantic Records in San Francisco. Jampol's background served him well in the ensuing years; moving back to his hometown of Los Angeles, he continued to work as a manager, marketer and consultant to entertainment companies and also became a partner in a chain of Los Angeles-area community newspapers. His production company, Polymedia, meanwhile, was the first to sign creative wizards David Was and Don Was as producers, and Jampol became a voting member of The Recording Academy® in 1985; he later sat on the Board Of Governors of NARAS'® Los Angeles chapter from 2007-09.
Jampol was also eager to share what he'd learned about the entertainment industry, and 2011 marked his 14th year as part of UCLA's entertainment-industry curriculum. As an instructor at UCLA's Music Business/Entertainment Studies & Performing Arts program, he currently teaches such courses as The Music Business NOW (co-sponsored by UCLA and The Recording Academy®), Personal Management of Recording Artists, and Artist Development and Marketing in the Entertainment Business. He has also served as a panelist, moderator and featured speaker on artist management, deal negotiation, digital media strategy and entertainment marketing for The Darden School Of Business at the University Of Virginia; The Marshall School Of Business at USC; California Lawyers for the Arts; South By Southwest Music Conference; NARAS®;The Learning Annex; Los Angeles Songwriter's Academy; Nashville Music Conference; BMI; MusExpo, and Loyola Marymount University, among other institutions and conferences.
Partnering with Danny Sugerman at the Doors Music Company(DMC) in 2003, through Sugerman's untimely passing in 2005, Jampol continues to manage The Doors' catalogue; masters, publishing, merchandise, film & TV work, licensing and name & likeness rights, as well as the estate of Jim Morrison and new creative projects engendered by surviving members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore.
In addition to his management, consulting and teaching work, Jampol is an active counselor, speaker and volunteer in the drug and alcohol treatment and recovery field. He's also an avid bodysurfer, boating enthusiast, racing sailor and hardcore audiophile.
JAM, 30 May 2014 [cached]
Los Angeles, April 30, 2014 - Content announced today that Disarming Films' Academy Award®-nominated Amy Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL, WEST OF MEMPHIS) is directing and producing the upcoming Janis Joplin documentary, JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE.  Academy Award®-winner Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, THE ARMSTRONG LIE) is producing under his Jigsaw Productions banner with Jeff Jampol from JAM, Inc and Billy McMillin (WEST OF MEMPHIS, IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS) is editing.
"We are so proud of Mary Bridget," says JAM president Jeff Jampol.
AN EDUMACATION IN MUSIC: The Music Business Now, a UCLA course taught by Jampol Artist Management Inc. founder/head Jeff Jampol and a coterie of industry heavyweights (plus Lenny Beer) begins its spring-quarter classes tonight at the school's Schoenberg Hall at 6pm.
The course's co-Instructors are IGA Vice Chairman Steve Berman, Tom Sturges Music President Tom Sturges, JAM, Inc. manager Arron Saxe and Beer, who will serve as a visiting Co-Instructor/Panel Moderator and promises to open a jumbo can of shut the fuck up whenever Jampol starts bloviating.
In addition to being the industry's premiere manager to the dead - er, legacy artists - Jampol is now a professor at The Herb Alpert School Of Music, teaching the course to Mo Ostin Music Industry Minor undergrads, Anderson School MBA graduate students and others, all of which has made him more insufferable than ever. He would like to remind the class that if an ambulance goes by, all bets are off. (4/2p)
Jeff Jampol sees to it that stars like Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Tupac Shakur stay in the spotlight
Jeff Jampol, who manages the Janis Joplin estate, is positioning the queen of rock 'n' roll to have one of her best business years since, well, she was alive.
Mr. Jampol, who also manages the Doors, as well as the estates of Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur, Henry Mancini, Otis Redding, Peter Tosh, the Ramones and Rick James, releases records, creates merchandising lines, and produces live theater, among other projects that expose the deceased legends to new audiences.
"I manage these artists exactly as if they were alive still," says Mr. Jampol. "The only thing we don't do is tour and write new music."
Since the artists can't tour, Mr. Jampol is doing the next best thingâ€"making inroads on Broadway, where actors can stand in for the singers, as in the case of Ms. Joplin, whose show, "A Night With Janis Joplin," toured for two years before coming to Broadway this fall, where it's doing respectable business.
In the early 2000s, Mr. Jampol was working as a music manager and teaching classes on the music industry at UCLA. Danny Sugerman, a friend of Mr. Jampol's and the manager for the Doors, would come to him seeking career advice.
When Mr. Sugerman died in 2005, Mr. Jampol took over as their manager.
The three remaining members of the Doors at the time, Ray Manzarek (who has since died), Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, gave Mr. Jampol a history lesson in their music and its meaning.
In turn, Mr. Jampol learned how to manage the band and Mr. Morrison's estate without cashing in on dubious projects.
Under Mr. Jampol's guidance, the band has sold across all platforms: Album sales have increased 12% this year over last, said Mr. Jampol. Retail merchandise, including T-shirts, calendars and posters, has jumped by 25%, he said. On Facebook, the Doors have more than 14 million fans, with approximately 80,000 new fans a week. "Jeff has really good taste, so if something cheesy comes down the pike, he won't even consider it," says Mr. Densmore.
But Mr. Jampol, who considers Ms. Joplin one of his heroes, jumped at the chance.
Now he oversees an apparel line, Made for Pearl, which is owned by Laura's brother, Michael, and offers clothing inspired by Ms. Joplin's iconic boho-chic look. The estate has worked with the U.S. Postal Service to create a commemorative stamp, out later this year, according to Mr. Jampol.
News | JAM | Page 2, 30 April 2014 [cached]
Academy Award®-winner Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, THE ARMSTRONG LIE) is producing under his Jigsaw Productions banner with Jeff Jampol from JAM, Inc and Billy McMillin (WEST OF MEMPHIS, IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS) is editing.
"We are so proud of Mary Bridget," says JAM president Jeff Jampol.
Jeffrey Jampol, founder and ..., 17 May 2014 [cached]
Jeffrey Jampol, founder and president of JAM, has added Tupac to the roster that includes Janis Joplin, the Doors, Peter Tosh, Otis Redding and Henry Mancini.
President Jampol stated, "It's our responsibility and our privilege to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac's music, his ideas and his storytelling. Tupac's mother noted, "we'll find innovative ways to continue to keep his music, his message, and his legacy alive."
Q&A: Lecturer Jeffrey Jampol ..., 1 April 2015 [cached]
Q&A: Lecturer Jeffrey Jampol discusses course, joining music industry Posted onApril 1, 2015byadmin
Daily Bruin Posted: March 31, 2015 8:13 pm UCLA music lecturer Jeffrey Jampol has worked in the music industry for more than four decades and has spent 15 years developing and fine-tuning his course, "Music Business Now. From watching the ... Continue reading →
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