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Mr. Johnny J. Barbis

Vice President, Promotions


Direct Phone: (310) ***-****       

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Grandview Building 1000 Flower Street

Glendale, California 91201

United States

Company Description

DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The company has world-class creative talent ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Head of Promotion

Geffen Records

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Management Partner

Nick Wechsler & Associates

President of A&M Associated

PolyGram Label Group


Board of Governors Member
Are Family Foundation

Senior Advisor
EMI North America

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Benefit honoree Johnny Barbis with Elton John & friends (31kb)

Rufus, Dreamworks Pres. Michael Ostin w. Johnny Barbis and Floetry (39kb)
Johnny Barbis and John Cannelli (26kb)


Johnny Barbis Dinner

For the Fall Breakfast of 2003, LIFEbeat broke away from tradition by hosting our first-ever Honorary Dinner for Johnny Barbis of Dreamworks Records.
Mr. Barbis was introduced by Bernie Taupin and Whoopi Goldberg, who spoke of his great heart, indomitable spirit, and longtime dedication to social causes and the fight against HIV and AIDS.
From top: Event sponsor Denise Rich greets Elton John and David Furnish, Whoopi Goldberg introduces longtime friend Johnny Barbis, Johnny Barbis hangs out with Rufus and Floetry.

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John J. Barbis Acting Sr. Advisor, EMI North America

Johnny Barbis, one of the most trusted and knowledgeable executives in the music industry, began his career in 1972 at Shelter Records in radio promotion. He later served in similar capacities at London Records and Chrysalis Records, as a Vice President at ABC Records, and as a Senior Executive at Geffen Records before forming his own film and music marketing company, B&W Marketing.

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Island Records Press Release - Island Records, whose offerings include Bob Marley and U2, has named Davitt Sigerson Chairman, and John Barbis President of the label, reporting to Mr. Sigerson.

Both Sigerson and Barbis will be headquartered in NY.
Commented Mr. Sigerson, "Island has been a part of my life since my teens, when I first made records for Chris Blackwell.I'm inspired by the opportunity to support its artists, honored by the responsibility to protect its legacy, excited by the challenge to contribute to its future, and getting to do this with Johnny makes it a double reunion."
Mr. Barbis was previously President of PolyGram's A&M Associated Labels since January of 1997, where he was responsible for overseeing the sales, marketing and promotion for the Polydor label which achieved breakthrough success in 1997 with Tonic and Rocket Records who is enjoying success with Elton John's latest album The Big Picture.He held the position of President, Island Records between 1993 and 1996.Prior to his role at Island, Mr. Barbis was Executive Vice President of the PolyGram Label Group (PLG).He joined PolyGram in 1991 as Senior Vice President, PLG.He was previously with the marketing and promotion consultant firm B&W Entertainment, where his clients included such artists as Elton John, Van Halen and ZZ Top, as well as RCA Records and Universal Pictures.Mr. Barbis also helped launch the sales and marketing company New Marketing and was a management partner with Nick Wechsler & Associates.Earlier, Mr. Barbis served as head of promotion for Geffen Records, Senior Vice President, Promotion for ABC Records and National Promotion Director Chrysalis Records.

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Johnnie Walker has been named head of urban promotion at DreamWorks Records, reporting to senior executive Johnny Barbis.

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