Joe Rainey, Pop Promotion Executive for Capitol Records, Dies at 43

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Joe Rainey, senior vice chairman of pop promotion and advertising for Capitol Records, has died. He was 43, based on All Access Music Group.

“All of us at CMG are extremely shocked and saddened to be taught of the premature passing of our colleague and pal, Joe Rainey," Greg Marella, govt vice chairman of promotion for Capitol Music Group, mentioned in an announcement despatched to Billboard. "He can be drastically missed. We supply our most heartfelt condolences to his household and family members at this extraordinarily troublesome time.”

In a 2007 interview with All Access, Rainey mentioned he started working at age 16, with a gig at Tower Records in Los Angeles. His love of music led him to become involved with faculty radio and reserving and selling reside reveals at UC Santa Barbara. Before embarking on his profession with Capitol, his first job in radio promotion was as an assistant at Universal.

Rainey spoke with Billboard in a Chart Beat Podcast in 2017, discussing the singles from a number of Capitol artists he was working with on the time, together with Katy Perry, Niall Horan and Jon Bellion. Of Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm," he mentioned, "This nation is split. One of out of two folks you could possibly probably offend. I've identified [Perry] a very long time. She's not somebody to maintain her ideas to herself, and I like that." He added that the only was, "oddly sufficient, a really inclusive tune. If you may mix one thing actual to say with a beat and a hook and enjoyable, man, all of the extra energy to you."

Rainey is survived by his spouse and two kids.