The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Mo Ostin

Induction category: Non-Performer

Biography

Mo Ostin is known as an artist's friend and one of a very small cadre of music executives who were trusted by recording artists in developing and encouraging creativity, and who put credence into risk-taking. Ostin signed the likes of Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Sex Pistols, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.  He was at Warner Bros. Records for 32 years, 25 of them as chief executive officer. He later signed on to head the music arm of the entertainment conglomerate DreamWorks SKG. After graduating as an economics major at UCLA, Ostin took a job at Clef Records, which later became ...

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