Grammy Award-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski has, for the past twenty-five years, been entrusted with preserving, curating and championing some of music’s greatest legacies. Before co-founding Omnivore Recordings, she held positions at Rhino Entertainment, Concord Music Group and EMI-Capitol Records. She has produced or supervised recordings, reissues and boxed sets for a diverse array of artists including: Wilco, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, The Band, Big Star, Miles Davis, Rod Stewart, Otis Redding, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Warren Zevon, Townes Van Zandt, The Staple Singers, Hank Williams, Richard Thompson, John Coltrane and many more. Her soundtrack work has included Fiddler On The Roof, Raging Bull, Woodstock, Juno, Up In The Air, Shutter Island, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, and CBGB. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for The Recording Academy. Her vast archival record and memorabilia collection yielded the exhibit, Spaced Out! The Final Frontier In Album Covers, that opened at Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA, and traveled to The Museum at Bethel Woods. The exhibit featured 117 space-themed albums released between the 1940s and 1969.
FAVORITE PROJECTS FROM THE PAST:
The Band boxed set, A Musical History, the Big Star boxed set, Keep An Eye On The Sky; Aretha Franklin & King Curtis boxed set, Don’t Fight The Feeling: The Complete Live At Fillmore West; Judy Henske 2-CD anthology, Big Judy: How Far This Music Goes; the Miles Davis Quintet boxed set, The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions, the first-ever Wilco best of, What’s Your 20?: Essential Tracks 1994-2014 and rarities boxed set, Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014, and everything Omnivore’s done up to this point… no lie!”
PROJECTS WITH ACCOLADES:
Grammy Award for Hank Williams The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, and Grammy nominations for the boxed sets, Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly, Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur’s Farm, and Where The Action Is!: 1965-1968 Los Angeles Nuggets.
FAVORITE RARITIES IN YOUR COLLECTION:
Springsteen’s Born To Run with the Ralph Steadman “script” cover, inserts and test pressing. Some other favorites are some Spector test pressings, a very extensive collection of Fairport Convention/Richard Thompson/Sandy Denny records, posters, 45s, etc., worldwide singles collections on The Band (some of which you may see in the boxed set A Musical History) and other artists, the Tom Waits Small Change promo beer can bank and a real neon Big Star. That’s some of it, but ask me again tomorrow.
As a graphic designer and photographer, Omnivore co-founder Greg Allen has been active in the Los Angeles music scene for more than three decades. He has also served as art director on numerous projects for Nonesuch, Rhino, Concord, Warner UK, and Vanguard, among others. With an eye for detail and a vast knowledge of musical styles and eras, Allen has an eclectic design repertoire that encompasses classic album repackaging and new projects alike.
Prior to co-founding Omnivore Recordings, he was most recently Senior Vice President, Catalog Development & Marketing for Warner/Chappell Music based in Los Angeles. During his 20+ years at the award-winning music publishing arm of the Warner Music Group, Rosenberger also served in a number of key positions, including Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Marketing/Catalog Development and Senior Vice President, Film & Television.
For the past #@*%! years, Dutch has worked with and sold some of the most interesting and successful acts in music. Before co-founding Omnivore Recordings, he worked as VP of Sales for Nettwerk Entertainment, Rhino Entertainment and held various sales roles at WEA Distribution. Prior to that run of gigs, he held sales positions at Hollywood Records, EMI, SBK and Capitol.
Learning to read from his stack of 45 r.p.m. singles, there was little doubt “Captain” Lee Lodyga would end up being involved with records. “Working” at the local Camelot Music for promos and posters gave way to a real job there at 16, with Lee eventually managing 5 record stores (both mom & pop and big box retailers) across the state of Indiana.
A music industry veteran who cut his teeth at Sony Music before heading up the Licensing departments at Zomba Recording Corporation and Warner Music Group's Rhino Entertainment, Glenn Schwartz has licensed recordings for use in movies, television programs, commercials, compilation albums, jukeboxes, greeting cards, bowling alleys, toys, department stores, gyms, and as samples in hip hop records, among other things.