Art Phillips Exits Welk Music/Vanguard
November 29, 2011 at 9:12 AM (PT)
After an 11-year run, ART PHILLIPS has exited the WELK MUSIC GROUP -- which includes VANGUARD AND SUGAR HILL RECORD -- as VP/Promotion & Artist Development. Several others have also exited the company due to downsizing.
KEVIN WELK, President of the WELK MUSIC GROUP said, "It has been an honor to work with ART over the years as he has been a large part of our success at VANGUARD and SUGAR HILL RECORDS with artists such as NICKLE CREEK, JOHN HIATT, MATT NATHANSON and MINDY SMITH, amongst others. We all will miss his insight and professionalism that we have come so accustomed to over the years."
"It has been my great pleasure to have been part of WELK MUSIC GROUP’s promotion team for the past 11 years. I've been fortunate to work with some of the greatest, most talented people in the business" PHILLIPS said. "We have all been working through the great upheavals rocking the industry for some time now, and change may be the only common denominator we can expect. To have had 36 amazing years in this biz may just be my best record yet!"
PHILLIPS’ career includes MD/Air Personality at KILO/COLORADO SPRINGS for eight years; seven years as Album Network Music Director; five years as VP Promotion at Hollywood Records; five years as VP Promotion at RCA Records and his stint at WELK.
PHILLIPS is ready for next opportunity and can be reached at (310) 614-2404, or at Arthur.Boxman@gmail.com.
Meanwhile, AYAPPA BIDDANDA, Director of Radio Promotion, will fulfill any needs of Triple A radio in addition to his current responsibilities at WELK for the foreseeable future. He can be reached at (310) 829-9355 ext.157 or email@example.com.