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RIP Music Mogul Don Kirshner

RIP Music Mogul Don Kirshner

Legendary American music publisher Don Kirshner has died at age 76

Don Kirshner in 2007

The death of Don Kirshner on 17 January at age 76 is a reminder that although the age of the New York-based song factory seems to be long gone, pop is still about the backroom. Where would Lady Gaga be without a producer/songwriter like Red One? What Kirshner established with his music publishing company Aldon went way beyond getting songs to the performers. He set a template that still resonates through pop.

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Thanks so much for this touching yet clear-eyed tribute to an interesting man. The end of an era. Some might say the era needed to end, but he made a significant mark.

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