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About Keith

Keith Holzman, Solutions UnlimitedKeith Holzman, principal of Solutions Unlimited, is the management consultant who helps record labels manage for success. He is a trusted advisor and troubleshooter, skilled in providing customized solutions and proven bottom line results.

He's the author of The Complete Guide to Starting a Record Company, a critically acclaimed primer that takes readers by the hand and guides them through the many steps involved in building the independent record label of their dreams. Now in its third edition, revised and updated, it's available as a PDF.

A seasoned record industry senior executive with extensive experience in all aspects of running a label, he was President of ROM Records, an eclectic pop music label specializing in new and unusual artists, and was Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Discovery Records, a label specializing in pop, rock, jazz, and film music. He managed a staff of more than 35 employees, and was involved in A&R, Production, Administration, Business Affairs, and International Marketing.

During the early 80's Keith served as Director of Nonesuch Records, one of America 's most prestigious classical music labels. He was responsible for the entire label, and oversaw the production of over 150 recordings.

Concurrent to his position with Nonesuch, he was Senior Vice President of Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records, responsible for the running of the Production, Art, Engineering, Manufacturing and Administration Departments, as well as office design and facilities management. He oversaw production of hundreds of records by such artists as Jackson Browne, The Doors, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, Queen, Steve Goodman, John Prine, Bread, The Cars, Tom Waits, and Harry Chapin. He supervised such soundtrack recordings as Apocalypse Now, Diner, Hurricane, and The Pirates of Penzance.

Keith has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and as a board member of the Plumstead Theatre Society, Association for Classical Music, Early Music Academy , and Wizard Music. He is a professional member of the Institute of Management Consultants, and teaches The Independent Record Label: From Startup to Mainstream at UCLA Extension.

“Keith Holzman is easily one of the most knowledgeable people in the record business and brings with that experience a true sense of integrity. The music business is a better business with him in it.”

Kathy Geisler, President Well-Tempered Productions, Berkeley, CA

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