Gamble will oversee the promotion of Warner/Chappell’s legacy catalog works, coordinating with those works’ songwriters or their estates to find new opportunities for their music.
Gamble previously served as Executive Vice President of Philadelphia International Records – aka “The Sound of Philadelphia” – where for more than two decades he oversaw the catalogues of Warner/Chappell songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
Chuck, nephew of Kenny, also managed the recording catalogues of artists including The O’Jays, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, and more.
“Our legacy songwriters have created some of Warner/Chappell’s most treasured works, and it is central to our mission that this timeless music receives the highest level of service,” said Jon Platt, CEO, Warner/Chappell.
“We’ve had a long relationship with Chuck through his role overseeing the music of Gamble & Huff, and he’s demonstrated a unique talent for giving songs a long life, well beyond their initial release. We’re excited to have him join our team, and are confident he will be highly effective in creating new opportunities for our rich roster of songwriters.”
“Chuck has demonstrated a unique talent for giving songs a long life, well beyond their initial release.”
Jon Platt, Warner/Chappell
“It’s truly an honor to work alongside Jon and the entire Warner/Chappell team,” said Gamble.
“Music is in my blood and I have had the very fortunate opportunity to work for, and learn from, two of the most prolific song writers in the world: Messrs. Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
As such, I’m a passionate advocate for the rights of songwriters and rightsholder estates. It is my mission to find every possible avenue for them to reap the benefits of their hard work, and I look forward to applying my expertise to the wide range of incredible music that calls Warner/Chappell home.”
As Executive Vice President of Philadelphia International Records, Gamble oversaw all areas of the organization, including its corporate offices, master recordings, publishing, royalty operations, marketing, licensing, global distribution, strategic relationships and other catalogue music assets.
Representing Gamble & Huff, as well as songwriter Thom Bell, Gamble managed and marketed a catalogue including classics such as “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “Love Train,” “Me and Mrs. Jones,” “Rubber Band Man,” “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” “For the Love of Money,” “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now,” “I Love Music,” “When Will I See You Again,” “Expressway to Your Heart,” “TSOP-Theme for Soul Train,” “Now That We Found Love,” and hundreds more.
Gamble also managed the royalty and/or estate accounts of more than 170 artists, producers, and songwriters, including Phyllis Hyman, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, Billy Paul, Dee Dee Sharp, McFadden and Whitehead, Dexter Wansel, Bunny Sigler, and many more.
Prior to Philadelphia International Records, Gamble developed and managed a music publishing royalty processing system used by several independent publishing firms in New York and Philadelphia, including Fourth Floor Music plus the Gamble, Huff and Bell-owned Mighty Three Music.Music Business Worldwide