Gator Michaels Hired To Run Blasterâ€™s New In-House Promo Team
October 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM (PT)
BLASTER RECORDS has announced that industry veteran GATOR MICHAELS has been tapped as VP/Promotion to run the new team there. MICHAELS will report to Pres. MIKE DENNISON effective immediately; the announcement was made by BLASTER CEO TOM PORTER.
"With the challenges faced today in our genre and the fighting for radio airplay, hiring a great team to support our current and future roster is vital," PORTER said. "MIKE and I felt this was the perfect time to get our team secured as we approach a busy year ahead. GATOR has an outstanding reputation and we are proud to add him into our growing BLASTER family."
"Record companies are about music and people," GATOR MICHAELS said. "BLASTER has the best of both! TOM and MIKE have put together a fantastic roster and I’m honored to be a part of building this company.".
BLASTER RECORDS Sr. Consultant SKIP BISHOP added, "This is a game-changing strategic move by BLASTER RECORDS. Bringing in GATOR MICHAELS and his entire staff will propel BLASTER into the forefront of Country radio promotion."
MICHAELS previously spent eight years at WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE as VP/Promotions and recently was running his own company INSTIGATOR PROMOTIONS. CONTACT MICHAELS at (615) 400-6957 or Gator@blasterentertainment.com.
Also named for the new BLASTER team: National Dir./Promotion GLENN NOBLIT (214) 282-6092 or Glenn@blasterentertainment.com; Regional Dir. DAVE COLLINS (480) 223-8337 or Dave@blasterentertainment.com; Regional Dir. WESLEA NEAS (505) 918-7682, Regional Dir. LUKE JENSEN (615) 743-5222 or Luke@blasterentertainment.com and Coordinator MALLORY OPHEIM (615) 815-5478.