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Definition: Voracious Music Lover
Here at Omnivore, we share an insatiable appetite for music. We believe that the music of the past lives on in the music of today and the music of tomorrow. Our releases contribute to the ongoing conversation between artists and their audiences, each a part of the other and all partaking in the never-ending musical journey.
We don’t know what’s around the next corner, the next chord change, the next surprising lyric, but we do know this: music is essential. Music sustains and satisfies. It feeds our souls, fuels our hearts, and sends us off to look for more.
If you’re hungry for inspiration and adventuresome in your musical taste, we invite you to dive in.
Here’s a little bit about each of us:
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.
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.
Working on both sides of the proverbial desk for over 15 years, Bryan George has honed his music licensing and business affairs skillset within an array of independent and major labels, music publishers and film/TV production entities. Thanks to his domestic and international licensing duties at Rhino Entertainment, Razor & Tie Direct, Omnivore Recordings and other independent labels, Bryan's credits on albums run the gamut from collections of Townes Van Zandt and Dwight Yoakam, to Simply Red and Monster Booty: The Platinum Badonkadonk Edition.
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.
Even though it's raunchy in places, most of Allen Ginsberg's [The Last Word On First Blues] is still entertaining, and considering the current political climate, makes more sense than anything that's happening in that arena right now.
[Judy Henske & Jerry Yester] Taking in styles from baroque pop to rock and psychedelia, Farewell Aldebaran is in a class of its own.
—Joe Marchese, The Second Disc
It's a drag to think that more of these recordings won't get released—and that The Bangles didn't continue in this vein for their entire career—because Ladies and Gentlemen... The Bangles! is outrageously fab and over too quickly.
[The Muffs, Blonder And Blonder] is just as badass as it was 20-plus years ago, but also includes a cornucopia of bonus material.
—Troy Michael, Innocent Words
[The Rave-Ups, Town + Country] We lost a lot when we lost them… and now we have ‘em back. Life is good.