Century Media Records Co-Owner Oliver Withöft Passes Away Aged 49

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Metalhammer
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Sad news broke last night that Oliver Withöft, co-owner at Century Media Records, has died.

Billboard reports that Oliver had been taken ill for some time, but his passing has nevertheless been felt keenly around the metal industry, with numerous peers, colleagues and bands paying tribute to Oliver’s work.

Oliver had been a part of Century Media since almost the very beginning, joining a little more than a year after its formation in 1988 and being instrumental in the discovery and launch of countless brilliant bands over the past two decades.

“Century Media has been a force in music for over 25 years under Oliver’s leadership with his longtime friend and business partner Robert Kampf,” former North American label president Don Robertson told Billboard. “It was an honour to work with Oliver for the past four years and develop a friendship.”

Hammer would, of course, like to extend our wishes and thoughts to Oliver’s family and join everyone in paying tribute to his work.

 

from Metal Hammer http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/century-media-records-co-owner-oliver-withoft-passes-away-aged-49/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=century-media-records-co-owner-oliver-withoft-passes-away-aged-49
via Merlin

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