Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Mike Curb has emerged as one of the most prominent figures within the music industry.
Prior to his distinguished music career, Mike Curb was the lieutenant governor of California. In 1983 and 1984, at President Ronald Regan’s request, Mike Curb served as chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee during the president’s re-election campaign and helped raise more than $100-million.
Soon after his government career, Mike Curb, along with then-Curb Records President Richard W. Whitehouse, signed such stars as, Lyle Lovett, The Judds, Don & Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers) Sawyer Brown, Chris Hillman’s Desert Rose Band and The Righteous Brothers.
The Righteous Brothers would later give Curb Records the platinum-selling album and single, “Unchained Melody”.
In 1984, Mike Curb formed Burbank-based Curb Entertainment International Corporation, which would concentrate on film/television production and distribution. Mike Curb would appoint his sister, Carole Curb Nemoy, to serve as the president of the company. In the mid-1990’s, Mike Curb moved his family and Curb records to Nashville, Tennessee.
Mike Curb serves as chair of the Mike Curb Family Foundation, which supports music education and works to restore historic music industry locations. Those locations include Elvis Presley’s former home in Memphis and RCA Studio B, Columbia Studio A; and the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. Mike Curb also serves on the governing boards of the Recording Industry Association of America; and the Country Music Foundation.