New West Records Names Joel Habbeshaw VP/Natl. Radio Promotion
April 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM (PT)
Indie rock and alternative country label NEW WEST RECORDS has appointed JOEL HABBESHAW to be VP/National Radio Promotions. HABBESHAW has spent over 20 years doing promotion for the likes of MAVERICK RECORDS, HOLLYWOOD RECORDS, GOLD CIRCLE RECORDS and most recently KIRTLAND RECORDS. Previous to his label promotion positions, he worked at KUNV and KEDG/LAS VEGAS.
"JOEL has the skills and relationships to lead our radio campaigns at any level, NEW WEST GM MICHAEL RUTHIG said. "The addition of JOEL to our team is integral as NEW WEST continues to grow and diversify and the radio landscape changes for independent labels."
"I am excited to be working with such a talented team of music fans and great artists," HABBESHAW said. "GEORGE FONTAINE SR., GARY BRIGGS and MIKE have built such an amazing brand here at NEW WEST and I am grateful to be part of the future."
JOEL’s initial projects at NEW WEST will include releases from three-time GRAMMY winner STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (AND DUCHESSES) and GRAMMY AWARD-winning singer-songwriter PATTY GRIFFIN, MAX GOMEZ and WILD MOCCASINS.
Meanwhile, FRANK HIGGENBOTHAM, has replaced HABBESHAW as head of promotion at KIRTLAND.