President James Donio released the following statement on the recent passing of the Music Business Association’s Board of Directors Treasurer John Trickett:
We are devastated and our hearts are extremely heavy at Music Biz today as we mourn the sudden passing on Friday of our Board Treasurer John Trickett of immergent. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in the UK. He was a truly renaissance man in the music business — a producer, engineer, publisher, and record label and commerce executive, not to mention an accomplished songwriter and musician in his own right with more than 60 song titles to his credit. During John’s years of service to NARM and Music Biz, he brought great vision, creativity, passion, innovative spirit, and good humor, as well as a solid grounding and experience in business finance and strategic planning. His dedication to the Association was exemplary, always contributing the generous gift of his time and talents in the most selfless way possible. We cannot thank him enough for all that he did. From my personal perspective, over the more than a decade that I had the good fortune of knowing him, John became not only a trusted adviser, but a wonderful friend, and I will miss him more than I can say. Everyone at Music Biz sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to John’s family, colleagues and friends around the world. Arrangements are pending and we will provide further information when available.