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John Trickett Chief Executive Officer and Founder John Trickett serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Immergent and the 5.1 Entertainment Group. John has vision, creativity and innovation as well as a solid grounding and experience in leadership, business finance and strategic planning both within the music industry and without. He maintains excellent relationships with major and independent record labels as well as the retail community. Most recently Immergent has focused its efforts on developing a major online music retail store which combines commercial music sales of content from all of the major and independent record labels within a unique and innovative social networking framework In the past, John has served on the boards of the DVD Entertainment Group and the DVD Audio Council and also on committees of a number of prominent entertainment industry organizations including the National Association of Record Merchants (NARM), the DualDisc Consortium and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). An accomplished songwriter and musician in his own right, John has more than 60 song titles to his credit, is a voting member of the Recording Academy and holds full composer and publisher memberships in the Association of Composers, Artists and Publishers (ASCAP). He is also the executive producer of over 300 albums and worked on projects with artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eminem, Yellowcard, Norah Jones, Queen, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Aaron Neville, Josh Stone, the Foo Fighters, Usher and Sting among many others. John has many years of experience in senior executive management. With Airtours PLC of England, he was the founder and President/CEO of Sunquest Holidays which, under his leadership, became the largest wholesale travel company in the Western United States within two years of starting operations. Prior to Sunquest, he was a senior Vice President of Pleasant Holidays. In addition to his executive positions, John undertakes regular keynote speaking engagements and runs leadership training seminars for several non-profit organizations. He was educated at the University of London and in 2008 was granted a Knighthood by the Crown of Sweden.
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