Bay Area music business duo Elliot Cahn and Jeff Saltzman are running a joint venture record label with the Universal Music Group, and music supervising films. The two have been responsible for managing and lawyering successful bands including Green Day, The Offspring, Primus, Testament, Papa Roach, Rancid, Mudhoney and Filter.
The newly reformed Cahn & Saltzman will continue to represent musicians, music business and music tech entities. They are also open to managing one or two really talented artists, and Saltzman will continue to produce records, though at a more leisurely pace than the one he has been running at recently. Their offices will be in San Rafael and in Oakland, where Saltzman’s recording studio is located.
Saltzman has been producing records , including The Killers’ multi-platinum Hot Fuss, as well as albums for Blondie, Dept. of Eagles, the Sounds and Fischerspooner, and worked on tracks with Morissey and The Black Keys. Cahn, who was also a founding member of Sha Na Na and played at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, has continued on with his law and management practice, expanding into the tech and corporate worlds and participating as co-counsel in class action lawsuits related to digital royalty rates against The Universal and Warner Music Groups.
In addition, Jeff and Elliot, together with fellow attorneys David Given and Nick Carlin, have started a company called CRB which will be reclaiming copyrights to songs and master recordings for the songwriters and recording artists who created them. This is a unique and much needed service for recording artists spanning generations.