LifeNotes: Thirty Tigers Executive Bob Goldstone Passes

Bob Goldstone

Bob Goldstone

Bob Goldstone, an owner and VP of Sales at Thirty Tigers, died from injuries sustained in a cycling accident near his home in Pegram, Tennessee, on Sunday (July 3).

Goldstone held a number of positions in the music industry before joining Thirty Tigers. He had been community relations director for Tower Records and was vice president of sales and marketing at Emergent Music Marketing. He had also worked at record labels such as Eminent, Mercury, Capricorn and I.R.S. Records, all the while being a visible part of the Nashville music community.

On Tuesday afternoon, Thirty Tigers President Davis Macias issued the following statement:

“Bob was my friend first and foremost. A more loving and lovely man you could never find. Love is one of our core values, and Bob was the ultimate in that regard. He was our happy warrior, to be sure. He cared about the young people in this company so deeply. He was proud of them and was their fiercest advocate. He was their mentor and confidante. He had a hard job and did it very well. He cared so much, and there will never be another like him. Never, ever. I’m biased, I know, but I feel that Thirty Tigers is a special place, and if that is so, outsized credit goes to Bob Goldstone. He made this place cooler and was responsible for establishing so much of the culture we cherish.

He loved music. Lord, did he love music and felt it deeply. It’s not always like that in this business. He was as passionate about “the good stuff” as he was when I met him many years ago.

And above all, he was about his family. Tami and Emma were at the center of his life, and he loved them so much.

We loved him and will miss him more than you can imagine. – David Macias, President, Thirty Tigers. 

As news spread on social networks on Tuesday morning, a spokesperson at Thirty Tigers issued the following statement:

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we mourn the passing of Bob Goldstone. Bob died Sunday July 3rd after being seriously injured in a bicycling accident near his home in Pegram. Thirty Tigers’ Vice President of Sales and an owner, he was an integral part of the business and the spirit of Thirty Tigers. His passion for music was only surpassed by his love for his family and friends. We’ve lost the beating, loving heart of Thirty Tigers. We’ve lost a friend, a mentor, a respected colleague and someone that loved us all so much, as we loved him.

Our love and thoughts go out to Bob’s family, his wife Tami and his step-daughter Emma. Details for services are pending.


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