Industry Vets Form Airgo Entertainment
February 6, 2015 at 10:42 AM (PT)
Industry vets JIMMY GRECO, BILL PORRICELLI and PHIL QUARTARARO are among the principals in the launch of AIRGO ENTERTAINMENT with what they call "an alternative model for recording artists."
The new company vows to align production, marketing, promotion, publicity, social media, publishing, web design, merchandising and more under one umbrella, building out from AIRGO MUSIC, which has mounted numerous successful artist campaigns and productions.
The executive team includes CEO GRECO, EVP/GM PORRICELLI, Dir./Production/A&R RUSS DeSALVO and VP/Publicity DOREEN D'AGOSTINO. QUARTARARO will serve on the company's Advisory Board of Directors.
GRAMMY-nominated producer and hit songwriter GRECO founded AIRGO. His credits include JENNIFER LOPEZ, BEYONCE, CARLOS SANTANA and MILEY CYRUS, among others.
PORRICELLI is PAUL McCARTNEY’s longtime senior executive at MPL COMMUNICATIONS, where he served as SVP for Licensing, Promotion & New Product Development. He also supplied music for dozens of major films, television shows, live stage productions and commercials.
QUARTARARO was previously CEO of VIRGIN RECORDS and WARNER BROS. RECORDS and President of EMI MUSIC MARKETING, working with such artists as THE ROLLING STONES, MADONNA and COLDPLAY, as well as marketing the estate catalogs of FRANK SINATRA and THE BEATLES.
DeSALVO is a hit songwriter, accomplished producer, arranger and professional musician. His credits include CELINE DION, MARC ANTHONY, ELTON JOHN, CARLOS SANTANA, DISNEY, MATTEL and UNIVERSAL ANIMATIONS.
D'AGOSTINO is an accomplished senior level music publicist who has held executive publicity positions at SONY ENTERTAINMENT, EMI MUSIC, SONY MASTERWORKS, SONY CLASSICAL, BMG CLASSICS and EMI CLASSICS & JAZZ.