We are sad to say that our dear friend and Jamie Clark Music team member Martin Cohn, who is with us in Spirit, passed away March 31st, 2011 after a year long struggle with cancer. Marty was an intrical part to the beginning of our forthcoming album, THIS WORLD with the referral of music producer and hit songwriter, John Capek to JCM. Marty’s industry knowledge and helpful connections provided Jamie Clark Music with guidance and direction to optimize business opportunities and accelerated growth.
Martin Cohn was instrumental in the foundation of the careers of musicians who have become popular music’s international icons. As an A&R executive at Warner Brothers Records during a seminal time, Martin’s ear for talent became legendary. Through his career history Martin was professionally connected to, engineered, produced and dined with everyone from Bing Crosby to Jimi Hendrix.
His first signings to Warner’s included the Doobie Brothers, Montrose and Tower of Power resulting in three platinum records in a row. With an educated instinct for talent that sells, Martin has been instrumental in helping to develop or sign Bruce Hornsby, Van Halen, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, Christopher Cross and many others to major recording careers.