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Starbucks Names Alan Mintz VP

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Starbucks Entertainment has named veteran music exec Alan Mintz to serve as Vice President of content development, overseeing the company’s negotiations for music, film and book projects.

Mintz replaces Hear Music founder Dan MacKinnon.

The change at the company comes as Starbucks looks to find the same success with films and books that it has already achieved with is music promotion and sales business. On June 12, the Starbucks Entertainment team, lead by p resident Ken Lombard, will officially move from Seattle to its new offices in Los Angeles.

Mintz duties will include all facets of the business, including managing the company’s new relationship with the William Morris Agency.

Mintz joins the coffee empire after serving as personal manager for Herbie Hancock and other artists for the past three years.

He co-produced Hancock’s album “Possibilities” as a joint venture with Starbuck’s Hear Music. He also co-produced a feature film documenting the making of the album.

He also served as a partner at law firm Selverne, Mandelbaum & Mintz, where he specialized in music and new technology. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers