|Eddie Kislinger is an investor and lyricist.|| || |
|<h3>Early Years</h3>|| || |
|Kislinger is a graduate of Beverly Hills High School| and the University of California at Berkeley. While in college he opened Leopold’s Records, Berkeley first alternative record store , which he left after graduating to attend UCLA Law School.
| ||Kislinger is a graduate of Beverly Hills High School the University of California at Berkeley. While in college he opened Leopold’s Records, Berkeley first alternative record store.
|<h3>Music</h3>|| || |
|After receiving his JD from UCLA, Kislinger landed a job at Motown Records, a family run business famous for Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye, which had recently moved to Hollywood from Detroit. After two years, he joined Pryor Cashman Sherman, a NYC law firm, which had opened a two-partner office in Beverly Hills. One of the two was Mike Rosenfeld whose client list included The Eagles, The Who, and Joe Cocker with whom Kislinger toured.|| || |
|An early client of Kislinger’s was Gerard McMahon with whom he later founded Edge Artists Records. McMahon aka Gerard McMann and GtomMac (<a href="http:// www.gtommac.com" target="_blank" >www.gtommac.com</a>), is a frequent collaborator whose own songs have appeared in more than 100 TV shows and movies including “Cry Little Sister, the theme for “The Lost Boys”. Together they have written dozens of songs that have been recorded by McMahon and artists such as Roger Daltrey and Phoebe Snow including “Wicked Town”, “Drop Dead Pretty”, and “Was It Magic” for "Witchblade the Music”, an Edge Artists soundtrack with songs from and inspired by the TV series “Witchblade” (<a href="http:// www.amazon.com" target="_blank" >www.amazon.com</a>). McMahon’s performances of “Was It Magic” and “Not Ready to Die” can be seen on YouTube at <i>(to be filled in).</i>|| || |
|Edge Artists also partnered with Warner Chappell Music Publishing to cover classic songs in the Warner Chappell catalog for use in commercials.|| || |
|Kislinger and McMahon have licensed their own catalog of songs to Telepictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, which has licensed them to various TV shows such as the Ellen DeGeneres Show and America’s Next Top Model, and for trailers including “Wicked Town” for the CW’s 2012 trailer promoting “The Arrow” TV show which McMahon also performed.|| || |
| || ||He also met his future wife, Cathy Waterman. They married in 1978. In 2013 she designed the earrings and necklace that Michelle Obama wore to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. <a href="http:// www.usatoday.com/story/life/ people/2013/01/ 21/first-look- at-michelle-obama-shows-all- american-inaugural-outfit/ 1851289">http: //www.usatoday.com/ story/life/people/2013/01/ 21/first-look- at-michelle- obama-shows-all-american- inaugural-outfit/ 1851289</a>/|
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