Blaster Records has announced the appointment of Gator Michaels as the label’s new VP of Promotions, effective immediately. Michaels will report directly to President Mike Dennison, and he will be joined by his Instigator Entertainment staff to handle promotion initiatives for the label’s artists including Aaron Lewis, Hank Williams Jr., and Neal McCoy among others.
“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 Blaster CEO Tom Porter. “Gator has an outstanding reputation and we are proud to add him into our growing Blaster family.”
Michaels is a veteran promotion executive whose previous experience includes a decade in country radio, as well as eight years leading the promotion department at Warner Bros. Nashville. He also served as VP of Promotion for Dreamcatcher Entertainment, helping take Kenny Rogers’ “Buy Me a Rose” to No. 1.
Rounding out Blaster’s in-house staff will be Glenn Noblit, National Director (email@example.com); Dave Collins, Regional Director (firstname.lastname@example.org); Weslea Neas, Regional Director (email@example.com); Luke Jensen, Regional Director (firstname.lastname@example.org); and Mallory Opheim, Coordinator (email@example.com). The label’s physical address is 20 Music Sq. E., Nashville, TN 37203.
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