Alba EganThe generous Public Relations and Talent Relations executive who helped boost the careers of Chayanne, Ricky Martin, Juan Gabriel and others has passed away after a long battle with kidney disease. Egan died at his home in Miami on Sunday night (January 1). She was 69 years old.
As she helped some of Latin music’s biggest stars navigate the media, she was easily identifiable by her signature bright red hair (which later turned gray). As one of the first women to head up the press and publicity department for her label, Egan majors in Miami, where she has worked for BMG Latin, Sony Discos and EMI Latin, and campaigned for artists from Ricardo Montaner to She Shakira. adjusted. Egan, who was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States as a child, at one point managed her beloved Mexican icon Gabriel’s career and was close with her until his death in 2016. .
Many of Latin music’s most prominent publicists believe Egan opened the door wide for their profession.
“She was one of the music industry’s most beloved figures,” the spokesperson said. Maceda Marlene, Founder and COO of Fusion 4 Media. “She was a pioneer and her originality and creativity have reached the pinnacle of her career on every label she has been involved with. […] Professionally, she was one of the few women who always helped others and genuinely rejoiced in the success of others. ”
Egan’s Facebook page was flooded with tribute posts and anecdotes from people from all walks of life in the industry.
“She was a mentor to me and I was amazed that she was a mentor to so many,” wrote the founder of Nevarez Communications. Mina Nevereswhose client list included Daddy Yankee, recalled that Egan would often call and offer advice after seeing clients in the media.
“You always had the perfect advice and sometimes the perfect calming words. I take your advice very seriously,” she wrote. Nini Verasespecially Nicky Jam.
“Elegant”, “Generous”, “Respect” and “Loyalty” are words that repeat over and over in many posts on Egan’s page.
“You were an icon in the music industry, loved and respected by many…you were always well-spoken and gave your friends constant encouragement and kind compliments,” she wrote. I’m here. Angela RodriguezFounder of AR Entertainment.
Egan’s last job in the industry was as a talent booker for television network America TV, beginning in the 1980s and completing an extraordinary professional arc covering multiple generations of artists and executives.
“We met in this wonderful world of the music industry in the late 1980s, and since then we have been colleagues and competitors, but always friends,” he wrote. Alvaro Rizzo, former president of EMI Columbia. “You spoke nothing but sweet words and generous comments, and you always had that big smile on your face.”
Arrangements for Egan’s funeral will be announced in the near future.