Jeremy Geffen, most famous for his role in the creation of the Creative Rights Group, and also the son of Jo-Ann Geffen, passed away earlier due to a suspected drug overdose. According to a report from The Blast, the forty-year-old died yesterday.
Jeremy – who has managed artists like Chaka Khan, the Commodores, David Cassidy, and many others – was not related to the infamous producer and founder of Geffen records, David Geffen.
Reportedly, Jeremy worked in the mail room at the William Morris talent agency, and slowly moved through positions at the Wright Entertainment Group as well as Lindsay Scott Management.
Jeremy began working with top-notch acts like Britney Spears, Smoky Robinson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, and many others. After his friend found Jeremy in his bedroom around 5:00 am, he called the authorities, who then pronounced the CEO was dead at 5:41 am.
I can’t even begin to explain how hurt I am while writing this post. To sit here and try to explain how devastated I am would be useless. The things you helped me achieve in my life as well as in this business will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my manager and forever my good friend Jeremy Geffen. #jeremygeffen #bestmangerever #goodfriend #neverforgotten #gonebutneverforgotten #lifeistooshort #restinpower
Jeremy was reportedly good friends with the ex-boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, and once helped him go to Costa Rica to seek out treatment for drug abuse. This fact only adds to the irony of Mr. Geffen’s death.
As it was mentioned earlier in the article, Geffen was the founder and CEO of Creative Rights Group, a very important company that works to ensure that artists are given their rights, both legally and monetarily.
As CD’s, LP’s, and other forms of physical media continue to decline, the Creative Rights Group has only become more popular due to the rise of streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora.
Streaming is a new way of distributing artists’ music, and Jeremy’s company has been on top of making sure their acts get a chance to secure their copyrights, maintain ownership, and receive the proper monetary compensation for their work.
Nonetheless, it’s a sad day for music fans, as well as the friends, family, and acquaintances of Jeremy.