Los Angeles: Tommy Page, a well known pop star and singer of yore to a top music executive and the publisher of Billboard magazine is no more. He died on March 3. Page was 46 at the time of his death.
His journey from a cloakroom attendant in a nightclub to the top of the line music executive and vice president and the publisher of the Billboard magazine was nothing short of marvelous. Other than being the publisher of Billboard, he was a top executive at The Village Voice.
While announcing his death, the magazine’s editorial director, Denise Warner said that the cause of death from the outset it seems a case of suicide. Tommy Page cause of death according to Warner was suicide. He said that it happened in an upscale New York apartment.
Billboard Group president while condoling his death said, “We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, Tommy Page…He was a magnetic soul and a true entertainer.” The former popstar who joined the Billboard Magazine as a junior publisher was promoted to the company’s publisher within a year.
Page was a big name in the music industry. At the time of his death, Page was vice president of music partnerships at the Voice. In his capacity, he led artist partnerships, branded content and events at internet radio company Pandora.
Page didn’t start from the top and had to struggle hard to reach thus far in his career. At 16 he was a cloakroom attendant in a popular New York nightclub called Nell’s. The job gave Page a chance to play his demo tape to the house DJ, who then used the demos as part of his club mixes. The unknown sounds were so impressive that soon Page was introduced to Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, who had previously launched the careers of Madonna and the Ramones. A graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, he started his music career as an artist at Sire Records and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “I’ll Be Your Everything” in April 1990. He co-wrote the song with Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, of Page’s tourmates New Kids on the Block. Page recorded nine studio albums.