If you’ve found yourself digging around on the Omnivore Recordings website, you’re most likely a friend of ours too. We may not have had the chance to meet in person yet, but you’re definitely one of us. Like us, you care about music. You care about discovering new music (even if it’s from the past), you care about preserving music, and most likely, you dig turning your friends on to music too. Well, that pretty much sums it up for us here at Omnivore as well. Next time you’re digging around in a pile of vinyl or a stack of CDs, it might just be one of us lurking over your shoulder to see what you’ve found.
Three-time Grammy-nominated producer, Cheryl Pawelski has, for the past twenty years, been entrusted with preserving, curating and championing some of music’s greatest legacies. Before Omnivore she held posts as VP of A&R at Rhino Entertainment and VP of Catalog Development at Concord Music Group. Prior to those gigs, she spent twelve years at EMI/Capitol Records and consulted to many other labels and iTunes as well. She has produced or overseen hundreds of recordings, reissues and boxed sets for a diverse array of artists including: Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, The Band, Big Star, Miles Davis, Rod Stewart, Otis Redding, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Warren Zevon, Chicago, The Staple Singers, Stephen Stills, Richard Thompson, John Coltrane and many more. Her soundtrack work has included Fiddler On The Roof, Raging Bull, Woodstock, Juno, Up In The Air, and Shutter Island, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, and CBGB. She is currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of 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. She is proud that when she was fresh out of school, she decided to leave her first “serious” job to work at a record store.
As a graphic designer and photographer, Greg Allen has been active in the Los Angeles music scene for more than three decades, he has photographed artists such as XTC, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Social Distortion, Steve Earle, k.d. lang, Jellyfish, Richard Thompson and Lucinda Williams, for clients including Virgin, Epic, MCA, Warner Bros., IRS, and Rough Trade Records. He has also served as art director on numerous projects for Rhino, Concord, Warner UK, and Vanguard, among others. He has designed box sets for John Coltrane, Gram Parsons, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, and Alice Cooper, as well as coffee-table books (Creem: America’s Only Rock & Roll Magazine, The Stooges: The Authorized & Illustrated Story), soundtracks (Sex And The City, Hairspray, A Christmas Story, and Ivanhoe), and catalog reissues for artists such as Elvis Costello, Fleetwood Mac, Yes, and The Stooges. 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. Allen has served two terms on the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy. Omnivore is grateful to whomever first gave this guy a camera.
Prior to joining the Omnivore team, 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. In addition to his managerial and administrative duties, Rosenberger was instrumental in placing key Warner/Chappell copyrights in numerous award-winning and highly successful motion pictures, including Almost Famous, Lost In Translation, Magnolia, Good Will Hunting, Moulin Rouge, Sleepless In Seattle, and The Departed. Prior to joining Warner/Chappell in 1990, Rosenberger was Director, Film & Television for Jobete Music, the music publishing division of Motown Records. While there, Rosenberger placed numerous Jobete copyrights in highly successful television series, such as The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, and China Beach. Rosenberger started his career in 1980 as a Production Coordinator/Song Finder for renowned record producer Richard Perry. While working for Perry, he worked on a variety of multi-platinum projects, including albums by the Pointer Sisters, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and the award-winning We Are The World album. Currently, Rosenberger just finished producing CBGB, a feature film starring Alan Rickman. The movie is based on the legendary club and its influential owner, Hilly Kristal. The film is due for release in October 2013. Next up for Rosenberger, a music biopic based on Gregg Allman’s New York Times best selling autobiography My Cross To Bear. Filming commences late summer 2013.
For the past #@*%! years, Dutch has worked with and sold some of the most interesting and successful acts in music. Before joining Omnivore, 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. This guy’s got some rockin’ experience to draw upon—and that’s why he’s with Omnivore now! Like all great record folk, Dutch started out on retail record store floors, and worked his way up to purchasing for a one stop, developing a keen insight into what people actually like to buy when it comes to music. Way out in the deserts of Arizona he helped Zia Records get off the ground and worked at the legendary Ircles Records to boot.