Over the years, record executive Todd Moscowitz has held a number of bold-faced titles at some of the music industry’s largest companies. He has been head of Russell Simmons’ Rush Communications, served as general manager of Def Jam Records and as CEO of Warner Brother Records. In a 1998 New York Times article chronicling New Year’s revelry on the island of St. Bart’s, Mr. Moscowitz, then 28, appears beside personalities including Mr. Simmons, Olivier Picasso, Anna Wintour and a young man known at the time as Sean “Puffy” Combs. But more recently, he has focused his attentions—together with fellow Def Jam and Warner alum Lyor Cohen—on a label dubbed 300, after the film of the same title and oriented, like the movie’s badly-outnumbered Spartans, toward doing more with less. That impulse can be detected, too, in Mr. Moscowitz’s latest real estate transaction, which, The Observer has learned, involves the acquisition of a three-bedroom condo at 345 West 13th Street, for the price of $4.56 million. Read More
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