Jeremy Geffen

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Jeremy Geffen
Jeremy Geffen.jpg
Born 1977/1978
Died (aged 40)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation President & CEO of the Creative Rights Group

Jeremy Geffen (1977/1978 – August 22, 2018) was an American entrepreneur, third generation entertainment executive, and the president & CEO of Creative Rights Group, which he founded in 2014 in Los Angeles. He was also the founder and president of Geffen Management Group, which manages music artists, actors, and celebrity estates.

Geffen was a graduate of Ojai Valley School in Ojai, California and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California in 1991.[1] He had a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Southern California.[citation needed]

Early life and career[edit]

Jeremy Nathaniel Geffen was the son of Jo-Ann Geffen, a music executive and manager of Lionel Richie and the Commodores during the group's earlier days.[2]

During college, Geffen worked in the mail room at the talent agency William Morris and later found himself working with the Wright Entertainment Group, where he worked with musicians such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

He later became a Talent Manager for Lindsay Scott Management, working with notable acts including Meta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest), Christina Milian, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sisqo, Dru Hill, and more.[3]

He eventually founded Jeremy Geffen Entertainment, where he managed artists including Robin Gibb, Smokey Robinson, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and the rap group, D-12. Geffen sold Jeremy Geffen Entertainment to Sanctuary Management.[4]

Later ventures[edit]

Geffen Management Group[edit]

After leaving Sanctuary Management, Geffen[5] presided over Geffen Management Group, developing top talent such as Jacob Latimore, an American singer, rapper, and actor, as well as Smokey Robinson, a Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame singer and songwriter.[6]

Creative Rights Group[edit]

Geffen was the President and CEO of the Creative Rights Group, a company he created to ensure the legacy of performing artists. With physical music sales continuing to decline and streaming media companies like Pandora and Spotify continuing to grow, Creative Rights Group works with the estate of multiple artists to facilitates the recapture of copyrights and/or the uniquely custom-crafted monetization and marketing of a songwriters’ assets.[7] This work ensures that artists maintain ownership and receive fair compensation for their work.

Sexual assault charges and conviction[edit]

In March 2008, Geffen was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on suspicion of three sexual assaults involving two 16-year-old girls.[8][9][10] He accepted a plea agreement on October 7, 2008, and served his probation of five years.[11]

Death[edit]

Geffen died on August 22, 2018, at age 40.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomahawk Vol. 37, 1991. Van Nuys, CA: Birmingham High School. 1991. 
  2. ^ http://www.chickensoup.com/biography/41231/jo-ann-geffen
  3. ^ "Jeremy Geffen: A True Hollywood Success Story". RadarOnline. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Hollywood Legacy: Jeremy Geffen Leaves his Mark on Hollywood". OK! Magazine. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Jeremy Geffen (@JeremyGeffen1) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-05-25. 
  6. ^ "Jeremy Geffen Shares His Expertise On How To Succeed In The Music Business". Radar Online. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-04-17. 
  7. ^ "How Jeremy Geffen and Creative Rights Group Are Preserving Musical Legacies". National Enquirer. 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2018-05-07. 
  8. ^ Leovy, Jill (2008-03-15). "Music manager is arrested in sex cases". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-08-24. 
  9. ^ "7 Hip-Hop Managers Charged with Worse Crimes than Kanye's". Flavorwire. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2018-08-24. 
  10. ^ "News : D12 Manager Arrested & Charged With Rape". 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2018-08-24. 
  11. ^ "Days After His Death, Jeremy Geffen's Heinous Sexual Assault Crimes Come to Light". digitalmusicnews.com. August 29, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018. 
  12. ^ Stutz, Colin (August 23, 2018). "Jeremy Geffen, Artist Manager & Creative Rights Group Founder, Dies at 40". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2018.