About Leonard Kalikow
LEONARD KALIKOW – Editor & Publisher, “New On The Charts”
Mr. Kalikow is currently President of Music Business Reference, Inc., and Editor & Publisher of its information service, “New On The Charts.” Established in 1976, the service has been used by music executives in the United States and internationally. The original music business 'tip sheet,' "New On The Charts" included industry contact information, artist song leads, and a listing of film and TV projects in production open to source music.
In the past Mr. Kalikow served as Co-Founder and President of Integrated Video Marketing, Inc., a TV, film and video production company with national corporate clients that included De Beers Diamonds, AT&T, MCI and IBM. Various Kalikow/I.V.M. productions included the home video “How To Break Into Heavy Metal (Without Getting Screwed)” and more recently “Kids & Divorce,” currently in distribution to school guidance counselors throughout the United States by Sunburst Communications.
He previously worked as Vice President and General Manager of Music Equity, Inc., a music publishing organization responsible for various music publishing companies. Prior to that, Mr. Kalikow served as General Manager at Big 3 Music, the print division of United Artists Music Publishing, printing songbooks and sheet music for such artists as Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle, ELO, etc. Leonard also co-wrote a film script optioned by Universal Pictures and later by 20th Century Films based on the music business.
In the early 70’s as New York Director of Don Elliott Productions, a commercial jingle house, his accounts included United Airlines, Windsong Perfume, Dodge Cougar, Pepsi Cola, etc.. Before that, as administrative Director of Contemprocon Productions, Leonard was involved in concert promotion and talent management, representing such jazz clients as Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, and Randy Brecker. Also, as an independent concert promoter, Mr. Kalikow helped organize the first international dance tour for Mikhail Baryshnikov through Latin America.
His career in the music business began as a singer/songwriter under production agreements with both Chess Records in Chicago and then Capitol Records in New York, and as a staff writer for Beechwood Music at 1650 Broadway. He performed as the opening act for such artists as Richie Havens, Van Morrison, Jefferson Airplane, etc.