Tony Benken Named VP/Promotion At Category 5 Records
January 25, 2006 at 4:30 PM (PT)
CATEGORY 5 RECORDS taps Country promotion vet TONY BENKEN for VP/PROMOTION duties. BENKEN, most recently Nat'l Dir./Promotion for BBR, will be in charge of establishing the new label's first signing, CRAIG HAND, and a yet to be announced superstar artist at Country radio.
"People determine the success of any organization," says CATEGORY President/CEO RAY TERMINI. "Having a quality promotion executive like Tony leading our efforts at radio is a significant step toward CATEGORY 5 achieving the success we anticipate."
"I am excited to be a part of RAY TERMINI's vision for CATEGORY 5," says BENKEN. "His love of music and his business acumen is unparalleled. With CARL STRUBE and JOHN NORTHRUP, we are going to be a label that makes a difference to NASHVILLE, Country radio, and people's lives. I couldn't be more proud to be at CATEGORY 5. Boo-yah!"
BENKEN's resume also includes stints at UNIVERSAL SOUTH, VIRGIN/NASHVILLE, RCA and BNA.