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Russell O. Gaskins Jr. Recognized by Marquis Who's Who

Russell O. Gaskins Jr. serves as an expert in music entertainment and artist development

Mr. Gaskins is most proud of his success as a recording artist for the song, "Can't Trust It," and to have worked with Mr. Quincy Jones during his tenure at BMG.

    WOODLAND HILLS, CA, September 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Russell O. Gaskins Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on over 25 years of expertise, Mr. Gaskins specializes in music entertainment and artist development. Since 2022, he has found much success as the co-founder and chief creative officer of Coda Music Inc. In this capacity, he is responsible for collaborating with the artists, management teams and music superstars worldwide, mentoring new musicians, presenting his innovative business model to potential clients and creating music for films, television and commercials. Prior to this role, Mr. Gaskins was active as the vice president of creative and business strategy at BMG, where he also served as the senior manager of catalogue marketing, and the vice president of international repertoire research and marketing from 2011 until 2022.

Mr. Gaskins initially began his career working as a marketing assistant at Vibe Media LLC from 1997 to 2000, followed by a post of a synch marketing coordinator at Warner Chappell Music Inc. from 2000 until 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, he garnered expertise as an artists and repertoire manager at RCA Records for Sony Music Entertainment. Subsequently, Mr. Gaskins excelled as a senior production manager at the Chrysalis Music Group from 2004 until 2011.

Prior to embarking on his professional journey, Mr. Gaskins pursued an education at De Anza College, where he obtained an Associate of Arts in business management and marketing in 1992. Long dedicated to civic advocacy, he contributes to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, among other charities, and mentors new artists in the industry.

Among his professional accomplishments, Mr. Gaskins is most proud of his success as a recording artist for the song, "Can't Trust It," and to have worked with Mr. Quincy Jones during his tenure at BMG. Reflecting on his career, he attributes much of his achievements to his strong work ethic, the expertise that he garnered as a recording artist and to his father, who served in the United States Air Force and introduced him to various cultures that contributed to his personal versatility. Looking toward the future, Mr. Gaskins aspires to expand the scope of Coda Music Inc. into a leading music streaming platform.

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