Irwin Steinberg


Age: 94

Summary: co-founder of Mercury Records considered as an innovater in the digital music industry who became chairman and chief executive officer of Polygram Records, where he remained for more than 30 years after starting up Mercury Records and serving as its helm for several years, but who later taught courses on the music business at Columbia College of the Arts in Chicago and was a consultant to numerous digital music enterprises, including MusicMaker.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: August 24, 1920

Died: December 29, 2014

Brattleboro, Vermont