RPM Launches 'Integrated Music Company,' RPM Entertainment
May 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM (PT)
RPM MANAGEMENT/NASHVILLE Pres. SCOTT SIMAN, has announced the launch of RPM ENTERTAINMENT, an integrated record label, publishing company and management firm.
"It's been my desire for a long time to combine label services with management and publishing," said SIMAN. "Unlike most other companies trying to do deals where they participate in all areas but lack in depth expertise, we have staff with huge track records in all these areas."
APRIL RIDER joined RPM in FEBRUARY, coming from STONEY CREEK RECORDS, and is Senior Vice President for the new company. "I'm really excited to get to be a part of building this new company. I look forward to the challenge of breaking artists and establishing this company as a force in NASHVILLE," said RIDER. "You can look for us to do some things differently."
Industry veteran JACK CHRISTOPHER, most recently at BIGGER PICTURE ENTERTAINMENT, has been tapped to steer the new promo team, as VP/Promotion. "JACK is one of the most respected promotion people in the business and he is ready for the VP stripes. He brings integrity and tenacity to the gig," said RIDER.
ROCCO COSCO, who also worked most recently at BIGGER PICTURE, has been named National Director Of Promotion. As ALL ACCESS reported, both COSCO and CHRISTOPHER exited BIGGER PICTURE on MAY 11th.
JON CONLON, who was at R&J RECORDS, has been named Director Of West Coast Promotions, and KELSEY LANTRIP has been tapped as Coordinator/Executive Assistant. LANTRIP was also part of the team at the former R&J RECORDS.
RPM ENTERTAINMENT’S initial flagship artist is MAGGIE ROSE (formerly MARGARET DURANTE). Her first single, "I Ain't Your Mama," ships to Country radio MAY 30th.
In a unique twist on how to make the announcement of the launch, RPM produced this video, check it out www.rpmentertainment.info.
Contact info for APRIL RIDER is email@example.com, JACK CHRISTOPHER is at firstname.lastname@example.org, ROCCO COSCO at email@example.com, JON CONLON at firstname.lastname@example.org, KELSEY LANTRIP is at email@example.com and President SCOTT SIMAN can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other team members include Associate Manager, AMANDA FLETCHER, and Director of Publishing and Management, RYAN COOK.