10 Questions with ... Frank Murray
September 20, 2011
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Black Singles chart director Record World Magazine, National Promotion Dir. Quality Records America, VP/Promotion Personal Records, co-owner Strike Force Marketing & Promotion, Capitol Records (various titles), Director, National Promotion Hollywood Records, Pop Promotion S.I.N./Pellegrino Promotions, VP/Promotion Robbins Entertainment
1. Do you remember the first time you heard one of your songs on the radio?
My memory doesn't go back that far but I always remember the first time I hear a current project and it's always thrilling. The last would be Afrojack on the B96 HD2 stream.
2. The recent surge of dance product on the radio must be thrilling for you and the company. How do you keep it going as we head toward 2012?
Thrilling? Now everyone's in our wheelhouse. Get out! ;)
3. Are you spending much time on the road lately?
Not the way I used to. It's hard being out of the office when you're a one man show.
4. What new artists and their work excite you as a music fan?
I'm a big fan of our Afrojack project and excited about the upcoming single by September. As far as non-Robbins, I'm living for the new Lloyd single. It's so great. I've got a lot of love for Adele, Pitbull and Kristin Chenoweth. I'm all over the place.
5. Is there a particular recent success story for Robbins that sticks out in your mind?
I'd have to go with Afrojack's "Take Over Control" which is a project we have been working for one year and continues to grow every week. Big story at Rhythm AND Pop and on its way to 700,000.
6. What's coming up from Robbins in the near future?
- Vato Gonzalez feat. Foreign Beggars "Badman Riddim (Jump)" (Was top 10 in the UK)
- September "Party In My Head" (Best known for her gold single "Cry For You")
- Kim Leoni "Around & Around" (Follow-up to the Top 10 dance single "Medicine")
7. What do you like to do to get away from the biz and recharge?
I'm blessed to have a house in the country so I like to get out there and chill as often as possible.
8. You've worked almost exclusively with Mainstream radio at Robbins and now you're also working with Rhythmic radio, too. How are you finding the addition of Rhythmic radio?
I'm getting to work with a lot of old friends again which has been great. I am glad the format has been open to records like Afrojack.
9. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Famous. I've since changed my mind.
10. If you had to be on a TV reality show, which would you choose to be on?