Apr 21, 2015
Janet Billig Rich is an artist manager, music supervisor, producer, and Tony Award nominated Broadway theater producer. Born in New York, in the 1990s she worked at Caroline Records and Gold Mountain Entertainment, where she managed or publicized bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, White Zombie, Nirvana, The Breeders, The Lemonheads, Lisa Loeb, Walt Mink, and Dinosaur Jr.
She became the youngest senior executive at Atlantic Records in the mid-1990s, where she developed artists such as Sugar Ray, Matchbox 20, and Jewel. She currently operates the Los Angeles entertainment company Manage This!
Janet Billig Rich talks about how her love of live music, the ability to fill holes, and the desire to get things done, led to an unplanned career in the music industry that has included getting Hole signed to a record deal, managing Nirvana, and a Tony Award nomination for the musical Rock of Ages.
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