Linda Komorsky Liker, Music Industry Veteran, Dies at 70
She worked with Graham Nash, Randy Newman, Danny Elfman and Sting
Linda Komorsky Liker, a music publishing executive and adviser, died Sunday after being struck by a car as she crossed a street in Los Angeles. She was 70.
Liker served as senior vp and GM at Dimensional Music Publishing, senior vp business affairs at Touchtunes, senior vp international acquisitions and marketing at BMG Music Publishing, president of EG Music and most recently president of International Music Services.
She handled the administration of the Steve Miller catalogue for years and worked with such artists and songwriters as Sting, Graham Nash, Jennifer Warnes, Michael McDonald, Randy Newman, Danny Elfman and Harold Faltermeyer.
A native of Peabody, Mass., Liker attended Salem State University and moved to Los Angeles in 1967. She started her entertainment career as a secretary at the law firm Fischbach & Fischbach.
Liker was a past president of the Association of Independent Music Publishers and past secretary of the California Copyright Conference. She also organized and taught a 10-week series of lectures on music publishing at UCLA Extension.
Survivors include her husband Alan, children Sherri and Melissa, mother Betty, sister Diane, brothers William and Edward and grandchildren Max, Teddy, Hannah, Sophie and Nancy.
A funeral was held Tuesday at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in her name be made to Israel Defense Forces.