Summary

OBJECTIVE:To obtain a growth position in Media, Management, Marketing or Public Relations that is complimentary to my skill set and prior experience.SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Thirty Two years Management, Marketing and Sales experience within the Music Industry.
  • Manager/Partner/Owner of Radio Promotion, Publicity and Music Marketing company for eighteen years.
  • Ten years experience in Web Site Design, Graphic Design and Web Content Development.
  • Broadcast Radio, Dance Club and Internet DJ for twenty years.
  • Extensive writing capabilities, including advertising copy writing and promotional material creation.
  • Versatile and adaptable, with analytical skills to make work environment efficient and profitable.
  • Effective working individually, as a cooperative team member or team leader.

RELEVANT SKILLS:

  • Comprehensive promotion and public relations experience with major label and independent acts.  Extensive “grass roots” marketing skills covering Radio, Press, “the Street” and Social Networks.  Mainstream marketing and advertising skills in Radio and Television.
  • Tour Manager for three different music tours throughout the United States and Canada. 
  • Artist Management, Music Marketing and Promotion experience since 1983 encompassing intimate knowledge of the music industry and how to get things done.
  • Disc Jockey capable of generating enthusiasm and motivating a live crowd.
  • Voice Talent capable of providing a range of accents.
  • Creative Web Site and Graphic Design ability.  Extensive knowledge of several graphics programs, including  Photoshop, Corel Draw, PhotoPaint and Wordpress.  Video editing experience.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office family of products.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2007 - Present

Partner - Promotion Division

Relax Music Group

Radio Promotion for Independent Recording Artists to College and Public Radio Stations.

  • Successfully promoted hundreds of Major Label, Indie Label and Independent Recording Artists to College and Public Radio
  • Development of  RMGDigital.net, RelaxFreeMusic.org and RelaxOnline.com as platforms for marketing and promoting Indie Music. 
  • Comprehensive promotion and public relations experience with major label and independent acts. Extensive “grass roots” marketing skills covering Radio, Press, “the Street” and Social Media.
  • Tour Manager for three different music tours throughout the United States and Canada. 
  • Artist Management, Music Marketing and Promotion experience since 1983 encompassing intimate knowledge of the music industry and how to get things done.
Sep 2003 - Present

Program Director / Disc Jockey

RelaxFreeRadio.org

Club and Radio DJ working in multiple markets, including Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, East St. Louis, Illinois, Woodside, NY and Peoria, IL, United States 
 
DJ Trick is my DJ Persona as a Club, Broadcast and Internet Radio Disc Jockey.

• Performed more than 1000 Live DJ gigs at several clubs in Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and East St. Louis Illinois. 
• Created RelaxFreeRadio.org, an internet stream that broadcasts Independent Music online and within the virtual world of Second Life. 
• Providing Production and Voice Over talent for Radio Commercials.  
• Providing Voice Talent to SantaPhone.com.

Oct 1997 - Aug 2008

Web Designer

Relax Web Productions

Internet Development firm, including Site Design, Graphic Design and Web Marketing. 

  • HTML and Javascript coding, Graphic Design, Photo and Video Editing and Encoding.
  • Extensive “Grass Roots” marketing services including Search Engines, Blogs and Social Networks.
  • Sales of company services, including design, hosting and promotion services.
Aug 2002 - Aug 2003

Account Executive

OnMedia - Mediacom

Account Executive selling Cable Television Advertising in the Mid-Missouri Marketplace.

  • Supervision of more than 30 active accounts.
  • Scripting and creation of Local Television Commercials.
  • Sales calls to hundreds of Mid-Missouri businesses.
  • Completion of corporate online training program with 100% proficiency.
Apr 2000 - Dec 2001

Tour Manager

Robin Trower
  • Tour Management of  the 2000 and 2001 Robin Trower tours.
  • 112 Cities, including oversight of 3 performing artists, 4-person support crew and 3 vehicles.
  • Accounting and distribution of daily cash float, coordination of media and public relations contacts, and representation of artist with Venue and Radio station staff. 
  • Creation of Video and Still Photo content for inclusion and uploading to the artist’s web site after each and every show.
Oct 1993 - Sep 1998

Owner/Radio Promoter

Relax Productions

Radio Promotion and Artist Management company specializing in Independent Artists and Major Label Acts.

  • Sales and marketing of company services, hiring and oversight of more than 11 employees, and office management including Bookkeeping, Payroll, A/R, A/P, Corporate and Tax filings.
  • Successfully promoted more than 200 Artists to College, Public and Commercial Radio.
  • Manager of Midwest based recording artists since March 1983 including marketing and promotion of Sound Recordings. 
  • Obtained Recording Contracts for my clients between 1993 and 1997.
Dec 1992 - Sep 1993

Tour manager

Big Mountain

Tour manager for the Reggae Band Big Mountain

  • Management of 125 city tour with National Recording artist, including oversight of 11 person band and support crew, including logistical support.
  • Accounting and distribution of daily cash float, coordination of media and public relations contacts, and representation of artist with Venue and Radio station staff. 
  • Drove band's tour bus more than 35,000 miles across the United States.
Oct 1987 - Jan 1992

Midwest Promotion Director

Euro Tec Promotions

College and commercial radio promotion for independent and major recording labels.

  • Management of Midwest office including the hiring and supervision of employees and interns. 
  • Received Platinum sales award from Elektra Records for Tracy Chapman in 1988.  Received Gold sales award from Atlantic Records for Kix in 1990.
May 1989 - Jul 1991

Station Manager

KYMC Radio - YMCA of Greater St. Louis

KYMC was a non-commercial radio station owned by the YMCA of Greater St. Louis.

  • Hiring and training personnel on all aspects of station operations. Oversight of station management staff including Program, Music, Traffic and Sales directors.
  • Station budgeting, purchasing, sponsor procurement and public relations. 
  • Filing and maintenance of FCC paperwork, including Renewal and Construction Permit applications for station in 1989.
Jan 1986 - Apr 1988

Commodity Certificate Broker

Gordon P. Rule Brokerage Company

Traded Government Commodity Certificates between Major Grain Companies for family owned brokerage business.

Education

Education
Aug 1991 - Dec 1992

University of Missouri - Columbia

Degree studies in Anthropology including Art and Archaeology.  Minor studies in Communications and Public Relations.

Jan 1983 - Dec 1985

Associates Degree

St Louis Community College at Meremec

Major studies in Television and Film Production, Radio Production and Broadcasting.

  • Video Production Internship at Group W Cable, 1983 & 1984
  • Radio DJ Internship at KYMC Radio 1984 & 1985
Aug 1981 - Dec 1982

Southeast Missouri State University

Major studies in Agriculture and Agri-Business.