George Panos

George Panos was a record company executive and record label founder and owner. He was based in Hollywood, California. Prior to starting his own label and co-founding another, he worked for the Bihari Brothers in various positions with their record labels.

George Panos
Occupation(s) Record executive
Years active 1960s – ?
Labels Crown Records, Custom Records, Audiomasters, Cherry Red Records
Musical artist

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Panos, a former navy veteran[1] was sales manager for Crown Records for a period of seven years, and in 1967, he was the general manager sales chief.[2][3] In 1968, Panos was promoted to the position of vice-president-general manager of the pressing division for the Crown and Custom labels, the subsidiaries of Kent / Modern Records in Los Angeles.[4]

Panos was owner and president of Audiomasters,[5][6] which was located at 7053 1⁄2 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, California 91605.[7] The catalogue of Audiomasters was mainly on pre-recorded tape cassettes and eight tracks of the budget variety.[8] Some of the releases included the Exploito type of budget albums such as Linda Richards Sings “Donna Summer” Favorites, and The Neil Diamond Sound “Sung By Johnny Richards”.[9][10] In addition to pre-recorded and blank cassettes, the company sold accessories such as revolving cassette racks and record stands.[11] In 1974, he was at Majestic Hotel in Cannes, Italy, appearing at the MIDEM convention.[12][13]

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