Music Business Association pays tribute to John Trickett
By Chris Cooke | Published on Tuesday 30 August 2016
The US entertainment retail trade group the Music Business Association, aka Music Biz, has paid tribute to John Trickett, the British songwriter, producer and music industry executive who died at his London home last week. He was involved in Music Biz via his retail business Immergent, and was most recently the organisation’s Board Treasurer.
The trade group’s President James Donio said: “We are devastated and our hearts are extremely heavy at Music Biz today as we mourn the sudden passing on Friday of our Board Treasurer John Trickett of Immergent. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in the UK”.
The statement went on: “He was a truly renaissance man in the music business – a producer, engineer, publisher, and record label and commerce executive, not to mention an accomplished songwriter and musician in his own right with more than 60 song titles to his credit”.
Noting Trickett’s work for Music Biz, including under its previous incarnation as NARM, Donio added: “He brought great vision, creativity, passion, innovative spirit, and good humour, as well as a solid grounding and experience in business finance and strategic planning. His dedication to the association was exemplary, always contributing the generous gift of his time and talents in the most selfless way possible”.