Recently, Jerold “Jerry” Blair had died because of COVID-19. He was 60 years old at the time of his death. He was fighting for several weeks against this deadly virus. Jerold is a very famous name in the music industry. He was the music business executive. Jerold became popular after his radio promotions of the 1980s and 1990s. Jerold’s family requested everyone to respect their privacy and said that he “passed peacefully” this morning.
Jerry Blair: Career
Blair started his music business career when he was in college in 1983. He worked for CBS Records as a college rep. Then in 1986, he joined Chrysalis Records as Label’s director for West Coast Labels. He became really famous while he was working for Columbia Records. He worked for 12 years and his radio promotion here became very popular. Jerold was first appointed as SVP of the promotion. After this, he was promoted to EVP in 1997.
Blair was very keen on Latin music. He played an instrumental role in Ricky Martin’s Crossover, his boss at that time was the former chief of Sony Music Tommy Mattola. His belief in Latin also proved to be fruitful for Jennifer and Shakira. Their songs became super hit at that time.
Jerold and Carey formed MonarC Label together when they were working as partners in Columbia Records. He also played an important role behind the hit song “I don’t want to miss a thing”. In this song, he worked with Aerosmith with Diane Warren.
At the time of his death, Blair was working with Daniel Glass of Glassnote Records in a movie. Daniel said, “Jerry was, in many ways, a genius ahead of his time.” He further added, “his passion, exuberance, and boundless energy were contagious. It is almost an understatement to call what he did promotion because it oozed with his personality and fun.”
Jerry Blair: Net Worth
At the time of his death, Jerry Blair was working with Glassnote Records. He was very famous in the music industry. People are wondering about his net worth. Jerry earned his income mainly from music executives. As of 2021, the late actor’s net worth was estimated to be around $1-5 million.
Everyone admired his work which was outstanding. Before his death, he founded Global Entertainment Management Music. In Goldleaf Limited LLC, he worked as VP of Strategic Partnerships. Everyone called him as a “passionate music man”. His death has left many people in tears. His family includes his wife Karen and two children- son Joshua and daughter Suzzett. He also had a sister Michelle. May his soul rest in peace.