Publicist Sherry Ziegelmeyer, founder of Black and Blue Media, Passes Away

LOS ANGELES — Sherry Ziegelmeyer, founder, partner and owner of Black and Blue Media, passed away Monday evening in her Southern California home.

According to her business partner Jay Moyes, Ziegelmeyer had been through a hard struggle with cancer, chose not to receive treatment and had been in hospice care since early September.

Ziegelmeyer had her roots in publicity early on with the recording and radio industry, doing publicity for rock bands and working at stations like KLOS in Los Angeles. She and Moyes started Black and Blue Media in 2004.

“We never plan to be the biggest firm out there, but we are striving to be one of the best,” Ziegelmeyer told XBIZ at the time.

The firm would go on to represent prominent clients like Skye Blue, Ron Harris and Michael Ninn. More recently, she wrote marketing and PR copy for Chaturbate.

Moyes, a consultant for the firm, said that her illness “was very difficult for everyone close to Sherry.”

“She did not want friends and peers in the industry to know,” Moyes said. “She insisted we keep it secret. Sherry refused to admit she had cancer, instead telling a few close friends she had injured her back. We made her as comfortable as possible until the end. We held her hand, and told her we loved her. Her dearest Silver Pixel, our kitty, was by her side.”

Moyes said that Black and Blue Media will close, but plans are being made to continue their work in the near future.

An official memorial is not planned, but Moyes said that “when industry friends can gather at an industry event safely, raise a glass and shed a tear. An announcement will be made for a little something that would bring a smile to her face.”

Friends in the music business are planning an online commemoration and details will be made available when ready.

Related:  

XBiz