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David Linton talks with about the Living Legends 19th Awards Show and Dinner

llf-2015-front-bannerThe Living Legends Foundation,® Inc. will honor eleven distinguished individuals and one radio broadcast company at this year’s event. Ruben Rodriguez, CEO of Ruben Rodriguez Entertainment will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Kendall Minter, Esq., CEO of Minter & Associates, LLC will receive the Chairman’s Award. Troy Carter, CEO and founder of Atom Factory will be presented with the Entrepreneur Award. Jeffrey Harleston, General Counsel and Executive Vice-President of Universal Music Group will receive the Music Label Executive Award. Vicki Mack Lataillade and Claude Lataillade, founders of Gospo Centric and B-Rite Music will be presented with the first-ever Gospel Music Executive Award. Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist will receive the Vanguard Award for his humanitarian efforts. James Leach, Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations of SESAC will be presented with the Entertainment Advocate Award. Gwendolyn Quinn, founder and President of Gwendolyn Quinn Pubic Relations and founder of the African American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC) will receive the Media Award. Big Boy, Host of Big Boy in the Morning on Real 92.3 (Los Angeles’s KKRL-FM) will be presented with the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive/Personality Award. Don Cody, CEO of Moses Media will receive the Digital Visionary Award. The Carter Broadcast Group will be presented with the Broadcasting Icon Award, which will be accepted by President Michael Carter. The chairpersons for the Living Legends Awards Dinner and Gala are Jon Platt, President, North America of Warner Chappell Music Publishing Company and Brenda Andrews, former Senior Vice-President of Rondor Music International. This year’s Dinner Chairperson is Pat Shields, Partner of Black Dot, LLC.


About David Linton:

In a career spanning over 20 years, encompassing both the radio broadcasting and the music industry, Mr. Linton’s career started as an on air talent, moving up the ranks to Program Director and later General Manager. He also established his leadership skills in the music industry holding positions as regional director at Warner Bros. Records, eventually to National Director. He has held Vice President and Senior Vice President positions at Arista Records and Capitol Records respectively.

As Vice President Promotions, he catapulted the careers of many artists including Salt N Pepa, resulting in the first multi-platinum album by a female rap group. During his career he has contributed to over 90 million albums sold for such artists as Whitney Houston, P-Diddy and the late Notorious BIG, Prince, Toni Braxton, Outkast, and Usher, among others.

Mr. Linton received his M.A. in Media Marketing from North Carolina Central University, Durham N.C. and his B.A. at Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C. Prior to his career in the music industry, Mr. Linton created the Communications Dept. at Elizabeth City State University, including its 40,000 watt FM station WRVS-FM. Today he provides consulting to both independent and major labels and artists through his company Not Nil Entertainment. He also serves as EVP Urban at CO5 Music, LLC.

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