Alan Meltzer

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Alan Meltzer
Died (aged 67)
Known forWind-up Records

Alan Meltzer (1944 – October 31, 2011) was an American businessman and poker player who founded Wind-up Records along with his ex-wife Diana Meltzer.[1][2]

Record company[edit]

Meltzer owned Titus Oaks Records, four record stores in New York and Connecticut, that expanded into one of the largest wholesale distributors CD One Stop of CDs in the 1980s and 1990s.

In 1997, he purchased Grass Records with his wife Diana Meltzer and started Wind-up Records. This record label was credited with the success of Creed, Seether, Finger Eleven, and Evanescence.[1]


Meltzer was a poker enthusiast who made multiple appearances on televised poker shows including on GSN's High Stakes Poker and Full Tilt Poker's Poker After Dark.[3][4]


Meltzer died on October 31, 2011 and left a $1.5 million inheritance to his doorman and driver.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Matthew Perpetua (2011-11-01). "Wind-Up Records Founder Dead at 67". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  2. ^ Rys, Dan (2012-01-31). "Alan Meltzer, Late Founder of Wind-Up Records, Left $1.5 Million to Chauffeur, Doorman". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  3. ^ "High Stakes Poker 5 Alan Meltzer". GSN. Archived from the original on 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  4. ^ Cypra, Dan (2010-10-05). "Tom Dwan Drops $413,000 Pot on Poker After Dark: The Cash Game". Poker News Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  5. ^ Lydia Warren. "That's one hell of a tip! Poker-playing music exec leaves $1.5 million to doorman and driver in will". Mail Online. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  6. ^ "Ex-Wife Doesn't 'Give A Shit' About Mogul's Millions". The Huffington Post. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2014-12-18.