Former Sony/ATV Co-President Danny Strick has joined CMNTY Culture’s entertainment and media portfolio companies as a Senior Advisor.
Based in Los Angeles, CMNTY Culture was founded by eight-time Grammy award-winning songwriter, singer, producer, actor, and entrepreneur Philip Lawrence in partnership with Thomas St. John, Founder of Thomas St. John Group, a sports and entertainment accounting and business management firm.
In his role as Senior Advisor, Strick will support CMNTY Culture across all its verticals, which include recorded music, music publishing, film/ TV, and real estate.
He will use his expertise and relationships to help guide the A&R team of the growing record label, CMNTY Culture RCRDS, and music publishing entity, CMNTY Culture Publishing, while helping to strategize the overall vision of the company’s future and further its success.
Lawrence and St. John recruited veteran entertainment talent lawyer Miles Cooley (formerly DLA Piper) as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer, and Marlena Kaplan (formerly Blackstone) as Chief Financial Officer.
The CMNTY Culture RCRDS record label is also a part of the company’s portfolio and led by Lawrence, alongside President and Co-founder, Malik Rasheed (formerly Epic Records), and Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Johnson (formerly PUMA Group).
Previously, Strick spent 16 years at Sony/ ATV, most recently as Co-President of the US company.
Under his leadership, the company signed acts including Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Maluma, Fall Out Boy, A$AP Rocky, The Chainsmokers, Lil Nas X, and OneRepublic, among others.
Following his departure in early 2020, Strick consulted in private equity with the buying and selling of catalogs, including the Calvin Harris acquisition with Vine Alternative Investments where he was introduced to Thomas St. John.
“I am very happy to join CMNTY in an advisory role.”
“I am very happy to join CMNTY in an advisory role,” said CMNTY Culture Senior Advisor, Danny Strick.
“I have the utmost respect for Philip Lawrence for his success as an artist, writer, and producer, and I am hopeful that I can help him and his creative team bring their forward-thinking approach to the next level.
“I am also excited to work with Thomas St. John and the team he is building to bring the goals of the overall CMNTY Culture mission to life.”
“Danny understands what makes art thrive. He also has the record label experience, while being able to create a place to share and implement ideas.”
Philip Lawrence, CMNTY Culture
CMNTY Culture Co-Founder and Chairman, Philip Lawrence, added: “I’ve been lucky to be around talented and creative people throughout my career, like Malik Rasheed and Chief Johnson who I started CMNTY Culture RCRDS with.
“We’re now growing the rest of CMNTY with TV, film, publishing, and real estate, so we’re grateful to have Danny Strick help us across all verticals.
“Danny understands what makes art thrive. He also has the record label experience, while being able to create a place to share and implement ideas.
“With the right minds, the right approach, and our shared experiences, our powerful team will make CMNTY Culture an impactful place.”
“Regardless of whether you are negotiating with or against Danny Strick, his character is a constant.”
Thomas St. John, CMNTY Culture
CMNTY Culture CEO, Thomas St. John, added: “Regardless of whether you are negotiating with or against Danny Strick, his character is a constant.
“He focuses his time building forward momentum, while always putting the team in the spotlight.
“His insight, energy and creative spirit will be truly invaluable as we continue to build out our company and I am humbled to have him part of our team.”Music Business Worldwide