Capitol Music's EVP Ronnie Johnson Passes


We are sad to report that Capitol records industry veteran Ronnie Johnson passed away yesterday from a heart attack. Johnson and his mother, the legendary Irene Ware have always been big supporters of Radio Facts. We are very sad to hear the tragic news. Ronnie was one of the most down to earth sincerest people I’ve ever met in the industry and I just spoke with him before the holiday break about acts and projects he had coming in 08. He will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family. Here is a recent picture of Ronnie accepting an award with Capitol Record’s MIMS

Capitol Records RIAA platinum-certified artist MIMS is presented with a special award from Virgin Mobile USA for being the 50-millionth ringtone downloaded by Virgin Mobile customers. Pictured left to right: Ronnie Johnson, Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group; Anthony Montenegro, Virgin Mobile USA Music & Ringtones Product Manager; MIMS , Lee Trink, President of Capitol Music Group and Dominic Pandiscia, Senior Vice President of Sales, Capitol Music Group. Virgin Mobile USA provides wireless service without annual contracts and has more than 4.6 million customers.