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Mo Ostin

1927

Mo Ostin is born in New York City.

1963

An economist and UCLA graduate, Mo Ostin, is chosen to run the label Frank Sinatra founded, Reprise Records, after it is sold to the Warners Film Company. He’ll remain at Warner-Reprise for the next 31 years, helping to steer many influential careers in an artist-friendly environment.

1995

Mo Ostin moves from Warner-Elektra-Asylum to DreamWorks Records, where he and former Warner executive Lenny Waronker begin building an impressive new artist roster.

2003

Mo Ostin is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the eighteenth annual induction dinner. Paul Simon and Neil Young are his presenters.