BLASTER RECORDS HIRES IN-HOUSE PROMOTION TEAM

Gator Michaels smIndustry Veteran Gator Michaels Named VP of Promotion
Nashville, TN (October 25, 2012) — Blaster Records CEO Tom Porter has announced the hiring of in-house radio promotion team to continue the growing needs of the powerhouse indy label. Taking the promotion helm is veteran Gator Michaels as VP of Promotions. Michaels will report directly to President Mike Dennison, effective immediately.



“With the challenges faced today in our genre and the fighting for radio airplay, hiring a great team to support our current and future roster is vital,” says Porter. “Mike and I felt this was the perfect time to get our team secured as we approach a busy year ahead. Gator has an outstanding reputation and we are proud to add him into our growing Blaster family.”

“Record companies are about music and people. Blaster has the best of both! Tom and Mike have put together a fantastic roster and I’m honored to be a part of building this company,” says Michaels.

Blaster Records Senior Consultant Skip Bishop adds, “This is a game changing strategic move by Blaster Entertainment. Bringing in Gator Michaels and his entire staff will propel Blaster into the forefront of country radio promotion."

Michaels is a long-time industry executive with an extensive background including a decade in country radio, followed by a long tenure in radio promotion. He spent eight years leading the promo team at Warner Bros. Nashville, orchestrating hits for Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, The Eagles, Big & Rich, Kid Rock, The Wreckers and many more. Michaels began his promotion career working as an independent promoter with Young-Olsen & Associates. While VP of promotion for Dreamcatcher Entertainment, his success included driving Kenny Rogers’ single “Buy Me A Rose” to No. 1, the first for an independent country act in over 15 years.

Additional staff hires and contact information below:

Gator Michaels VP Promotion
615-400-6957, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Glenn Noblit, National Director
214-282-6092, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dave Collins, Regional Director
480-223-8337, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Weslea Neas, Regional Director
505-918-7682, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Luke Jensen, Regional Director
615-743-5222, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mallory Opheim, Coordinator
615-815-5478, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mailing Address:
20 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203

615-301-1769

ABOUT BLASTER ENTERTAINMENT:
Founded in 2007 by Blaster Corp’s CEO Tom Porter, Blaster Entertainment is made up of four key divisions: Blaster Music, Blaster Sports and Media, Blaster Marketing and Blaster Merchandise. The client roster includes multi-platinum selling artists, sports legends and broadcast personalities. For information on Blaster Entertainment, go to www.blasterentertainment.com.

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