Roger M. Gordon

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Roger M. Gordon (born Roger Mack Gordon; February 14, 1942) is a former music industry executive.[1] In 1964 Gordon became the West Coast Manager for London Records.[2] Gordon is the son of American composer and lyricist Mack Gordon. Gordon received a degree in journalism from UCLA.[3]

In 1967, Gordon joined EMI Music Publishing as professional manager and later became the VP of Creative Affairs.[1] While at Screen Gems Gordon worked with Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Three Dog Night, and The Byrds.[4]

In 1974 Gordon produced two albums by Harriet Schock which were Hollywood Town (20th Century, T-437, 1974) and She's Low Clouds (20th Century, T-460, 1974)

In 1977 Gordon became the Vice President of West Coast Division of Chappell Music.[2][5] While at Chappell Music Gordon worked with Pink Floyd, Marvin Hamlisch, Burt Bacharach, Bee Gees, The Police, and Devo.[2]

In 1985 Gordon became the Vice President and general manager of Jobete Music.[6][7] While working at Jobete Music Gordon signed artists and cut albums by Ronnie Milsap, Reba McEntire, The The Oak Ridge Boys, and Moe Bandy.[2]

Gordon has taught courses on the music industry at USC Thornton School of Music, University of California, Los Angeles, and Tokyo Broadcast College.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Roger Gordon | Music Industry Executive". Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Maurer, David (February 17, 1990). "Mr. Music". Piedmont: 13.
  3. Lowery, Katherine (January 24, 1985). "Gordon comes to town with insights into music industry". The Cavalier Daily. Vol. 95, no. 77. p. 3.
  4. Gordon, Roger (1977). "The Music Publisher". Songwriter Magazine. 9000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1510, Los Angeles, CA 90069: Len Latimer Organization, Inc: 8–9.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. Kerner, Kenny (1986). "Motown Revamps Publishing Companies" (PDF). Billboard.
  6. McFadden, Maureen (August 7, 1985). Borie, Marcia; Wilner, Paul (eds.). "People On The Move". The Hollywood Reporter. Hollywood, CA. CCLXXXVII (10): 12.
  7. Sutherland, Sam (1986). "Motown Publishing Arm Gets New Look" (PDF). Billboard.

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