Owner/Producer - The CMR Music & Media Group
Music and Entertainment Industry Executive with more than 25 years of proven industry success including over 10 years of European based Multi-National Entertainment experience.
Music & Entertainment Industry Executive, Producer and Business/Project Development
Music and Entertainment Industry Executive with more than 25 years of proven industry success including over 10 years of European based Multi-National Entertainment experience. I have strong Domestic and International Music, Entertainment, Record Label, Publishing, Live Event, Media and Business contacts, in addition to my own production/post production, project development and teaching.
• Strong domestic and international entertainment business and production relationships and resources – project development, financing, production, artist management and marketing. • Additional areas of professional concentration and experience include; Commercial, Film and Television and Music Production and Supervision, Concert Production and Promotion, Audio Post-Production, Internet marketing and sales, Web Site Production and Creative Development and Branding • Major International Publishing and Record Label experience.
Projects and Work History Outlining Diverse Experience:
THE MANHATTAN CENTER…New York, NY Entertainment Production, Venue and Facility Rental Company Developed, produced and guided the transition from a venue and facility based rental business into a producing and production partner/creator focusing on the development and production of original equity based content for broadcast, sale and/or distribution. Executive Producer/Director of Development
The Manhattan Center is home to both Hammerstein Ballroom (3500 capacity) one of the premiere live Venues anywhere, along with the Grand Ballroom (1200 capacity), one of the finest acoustic Venues in NY. In addition, and as part of the Manhattan Center Studio complex, there are 2 world class (analogue/digital) recording/mixing rooms (5.1 ready), 4 video post editing studios (HD and SD capable), 1 Audio Post Studio and 2 Television Studios (Studio1 is 3,500 sq. ft. and Studio 2 is 1,800 sq ft…both HD & SD capable) each with Broadcast Control centers and satellite uplink capability (until recently ESPN broadcast and produced their morning show COLD PIZZA from Studio 1), all of which are technically integrated into both live performance Venues. My role as Executive Producer was to re-brand a languishing retail based entertainment company into a new "content creating" Entertainment Production Operation.
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC SCANDINAVIA…Stockholm, Sweden
Music Publishing Division of Warner Music Group
International Writer/Artist Development and Production Joint Venture Executive Producer/Director International A&R Development
Developed, signed, produced and managed all Writer/Artist activity for the International Writer/Artist Development Joint Venture between CMR Music Group and Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia. As a result of this activity, five writers (from both the US and Scandinavia) were signed to Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia. Of these signings, two recording projects were subsequently signed and are currently the focus of the CMR Music Group's production and recording activity
BMG CLASSICS…Munich, Germany
A Division of BMG Entertainment Worldwide
Developed Marketing and Touring Strategies and Productions for contemporary jazz repertoire International Marketing/Production Consultant Developed, organized and directed international marketing activities for non-classical contemporary jazz repertoire projects including the Georg Wadenius/Doug Katsaros project and album release "Left Turn From The Right Lane." These activities included: artist development and presentation to European affiliates…video and live stage production (European and US tours including the Stockholm Water Festival with an audience of 10,000 people) and developing general marketing strategies for both existing and new projects. Produced live jazz radio series “Live from Wayne’s Coffee” (broadcast across Scandinavia) in conjunction with Radio Stockholm. SERIOUS MUSIC…Los Angeles, California, New York, NY Music Division of Harmony Holdings, Inc.
Developed and negotiated acquisition agreement with International Commercial Film Production Company…$1.5M venture President and Director of Music Production
Created Serious Music, negotiated the acquisition agreement with Harmony Holdings, Inc., and directed all music production, licensing and supervision activities. Serious Music was created as the music division of Television/Film/Commercial Production Company Harmony Holdings, Inc. (with studios and offices in Los Angeles and New York). Produced Campaigns for numerous advertising clients including, AT&T, Cellular One, Pontiac and CBS Television (fall campaign). In the first 15 months of business, company grossed over $1.5M in production revenues.
SWEDISH GOVERNMENT LIGHTING/MUSIC INSTALLATION…Stockholm, Sweden A Culture/Business Enterprise
Developed and Produced initial plans for a Light and Sound Installation Exhibition celebrating the Swedish Presidency of the EU …Summer 2009. Executive Producer and Production Coordinator
THE CORRIDOR IN TIME© exhibition is a completely mirrored 8 meter cube placed in the center of Stockholm projecting a visual light and sound celebration of Sweden’s EU Presidency including images and logos of all the EU countries The exterior of the cube covered with state of the art high gloss finish allows for both sky and weather reflection along with large scale image and light projection. Inside the cube, there is an interactive sight and sound environment taking those who enter on a journey of reflection unlike anything ever experienced. THE CORRIDOR IN TIME© is nothing less than an external and internal sensory voyage of self realization experienced in real (or as we like to say unreal) time.
CONDUIT…a music club…Trenton, New Jersey Music Entertainment Venue & Production Company
400 person + occupancy… Live Entertainment Venue and Dance Club… Entertainment/Marketing/Project Development Consultant
Developed and directed all initial entertainment/marketing, music and online activities for a new Million Dollar live music venue and entertainment venture. Responsibilities included (but not limited to): design and implementation of initial marketing campaigns and strategies for the operation…securing and directing concert promoters, scheduling and production activity…developing new artist CD series concept…production, development and design of the interactive web site: conduitmusic.com. CONDUIT opened on September 27, 2001.
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