Warner Bros. Records President Philip Quartararo to be Honored by City of Hope

Mar 19, 1999, 00:00 ET from City of Hope

    LOS ANGELES, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Hope announced that Philip
 Quartararo, president of Warner Bros. Records Inc. will be this year's "The
 Spirit of Life" Award honoree by the Music and Entertainment Industry fund-
 raising group for City of Hope.  Quartararo will be feted this fall at a
 black-tie gala in Los Angeles.  Proceeds from the event will establish an
 honorary research fellowship in his honor at City of Hope National Medical
 Center and Beckman Research Institute.
     "In our chapter's history, we have consistently chosen innovators,
 individuals who have fundamentally influenced the direction of the music
 industry to become recipient of 'The Spirit of Life' Award," says Don Passman,
 chapter president.  The Music and Entertainment Industry for City of Hope has
 raised $30 million in its 25-year history.
     Philip Quartararo, one of the modern music industry's most respected and
 diversely talented executives, brings a life-long love of music and a wide
 range of experience to his position as President of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
     Assuming his new post in late 1997 and working closely with the company's
 Chairman and CEO, Russ Thyret, Quartararo has since helped guide Warner Bros.
 Records, Reprise Records and their affiliated labels through one of the most
 successful periods in their history, with a string of hit releases by such
 artists as Madonna, Cher, Eric Clapton, Barenaked Ladies, Goo Goo Dolls, Faith
 Hill, newcomers Paula Cole and Cornershop along with the multi-platinum
 soundtrack to "City of Angels."
     Quartararo launched his career at nineteen as a college representative for
 A&M Records and later worked in promotions for both A&M and RCA Records in New
 York and Washington D.C.
    In 1983, Quartararo became Vice President of Promotion for Island Records,
 where he was instrumental in breaking a number of artists, including U2.
 Three years later he was tapped to head up promotion and marketing for Virgin
 Records' U.S. operation, where he subsequently served as President and CEO
 from 1992 until 1997.  During his tenure, Virgin Records enjoyed major
 successes with such artists as Smashing Pumpkins, Janet Jackson, the Rolling
 Stones and Lenny Kravitz.  In 1997, he left Virgin Records to become President
 of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
     Quartararo lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife and two sons.
 He is on the Board of Directors of T.J. Martel Foundation and the Neil Bogart
 Foundation, the Musicians Assistance Program, the Rhythm & Blues Foundation
 and the Special Olympics.
     The City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, a
 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center located in
 the Greater Los Angeles area, is one of the world's leading research and
 treatment centers for cancer and other serious diseases including diabetes and
 HIV/AIDS.  The work conducted at City of Hope is shared with medical centers
 worldwide, touching the lives of millions of people everywhere.
     For answers to questions about cancer and its treatment, please call City
 of Hope's 24-hour Hope Connection at 1-800-341-HOPE, or visit the Website at

SOURCE City of Hope