Gary Stewart (music executive)

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Gary Lee Stewart (10 February 1957 – 11 April 2019)[1] was an American music executive at Rhino Records and Apple Inc.[2][3][4][5][6] He served as the head of Artists & Repertoire for Rhino Records in Los Angeles. After leaving Rhino Records, Stewart was hired by Apple to work on iTunes and Apple Music. At Apple, Stewart held the title of Chief Music Officer. Stewart played a part in creating many music catalogs and playlists at both companies.[2][3][4]

Stewart was a philanthropist and organized a volunteer program at Rhino along. He served on the boards of the Liberty Hill Foundation and Social Venture Network. Stewart was a donor and activist for progressive and social justice issues.[4]

Stewart was also co-founder of the entertainment website Trunkworthy.[4]

Stewart was culturally Jewish.[6]


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  2. ^ a b Roberts, Randall (April 12, 2019). "Gary Stewart, longtime Rhino Records and Apple executive, dies at 63". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Haring, Bruce (April 12, 2019). "Gary Stewart Dead: Veteran Music Exec And Soundtrack Maven Was 62". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Newman, Melinda; Stutz, Colin (April 12, 2019). "Gary Stewart, Veteran Industry Executive With Rhino and Apple, Dies at 62". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Maddaus, Gene (April 12, 2019). "Gary Stewart, Veteran of Rhino Records and Apple Music, Dies at 62". Variety. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Ballon, Marc (May 19, 2005). "Saved His Soul With Rock 'n' Roll". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved April 13, 2019.