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David Kronemyer

Mr. David Kronemyer started his career in the music business playing 12-string electric guitar in a folk rock band. Lacking sufficient talent to continue as a performer he began to manage bands and promote shows. He formerly was Vice President of Capitol Records and Senior Vice President of Atlantic Records. Segueing to the movie business he became President of Gold Circle Films and then President of Cerberus Films. He currently is producing records and directing independent movies, none of which have much commercial potential.

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  1. Avatar photo Joe Kiener
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 1:55 PM PST

    Kronemyer’s recount, as it relates to Chrysalis and my person are factually incorrect in more than one way.

    The facts are :

    Capitol EMI bought 50 % of Chrysalis Records from Chrysalis Group PLC a publicly traded UK company. Chris Wright was the founder and CEO of that company and owned a considerable amount of shares. Terry Ellis had been bought out of the company by Wright long before the EMI transaction.

    While it is correct that, immediately preceding my joining Chrysalis in North America I had been CEO of Adidas USA, the allegation that I had been from “..outside the record business, with no discernible record company management skills or expertise” is factually wrong and libelous.

    From 1979 to 1986 I had been among others : Deputy Managing Director of Ariola Records in Munich, a division of Bertelsmann ; Vice President Operations, Europe Ariola International Group and Vice President International Marketing of RCA/Ariola a world wide JV between Bertelsmann and RCA.

    In that role I had direct and significant involvement in the international careers of act such as: Hall&Oates, The Eurithmics, Mr. Mister, Whitney Houston, Lionel Ritchie, Dionne Warwick, Bruce Hornsby, Starship and many others.

    Factually incorrect is also the notion that “..Kiener fired Bone”. Mike Bone left the company in 1989 on his own volition and was eventually replaced by John Sykes.

    Kronemyer notes that I was “fired after the formation of EMI Records group. He is, again, absolutely wrong.

    After the merger of Chrysalis, SBK and EMI , I was asked to join EMI Music Worldwide as a Corporate Senior VP, then went on to work for EMI North America as Senior VP Operations.

    I left the company in 2006 when I was hired by NewsCorporation as COO of their Harper Collins Publishing division.
    Given the above , I shudder to think what other inaccuracies and fabrications Mr. Kronemeyer has woven into the rest of his “historic recount”.