[board of directors]
Mike Manocchio [Svp, Marketing]
Michael is the former Vice President of Promotion, Atlantic Records. Mike established his career in the music business in as a developing record label Promotions Manager in the early 70’s. In 1972, Michael continued in the music business with United Artist Distributors thru 1974, then in late 1974 he became head of Label Relations with Neil Bogart at Buddha Records thru 1977. He then accepted a position with Capitol Records as Midwest Regional Director and Special Project Director. In late of 1978, Mike received a career boost from Atlantic Records and he came on as their Midwest Regional Promotion Director, the region included 22 states and promotional responsibilities of Chicago and Cleveland. After only 7 months, he was promoted to National Promotion Director. In 1979, Michael was awarded with the Best National Promotion Director of the Year Award. Shortly thereafter, he was again promoted, this time he was honored to become Vice President of Promotion for Atlantic Records. Mike left Atlantic Records in 1986 and began promoting record labels independently.
As President of an independent music company, Mike enjoyed the challenges of being independent but also had the experience to help add to the development of Foreigner and Night Ranger. Throughout his illustrious 30-year career Mike has maintained a level of professionalism and integrity seldom seen in our industry today. Michael is currently President of Roll with it Marketing, llc.
Kevin Black [Svp, Global Development]
Kevin is a 20+ year internationally-recognized urban music executive. Kevin started his career as a roadie for Run DMC and a street marketing rep for Def Jam where he helped break LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Public Enemy and more.
Kevin then went on to earn senior management and executive positions with Interscope Records where he became Svp responsible for breaking Eminem, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop, Keisha Cole, Robin Thicke, Lady GaGa, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Limp Bizkit, Will Smith and many more.
Then at Warner Brothers Kevin became Head of Urban Music reporting directly to the Chairman. While at Warner he lead marketing efforts for Eric Benet, Brian McKnight, Madonna, Mike Jones, Linkin Park and signed Wiz Khalifa.
Noah Dudley [Svp, Interactive]
Noah Dudley has been an award-winning interactive producer for the past 30 years, working for WED Enterprises, Disney Software, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Disney Interactive. He was the first Director of Interactive Licensing at Universal Studios and the first Creative Director at Jim Henson Interactive. He has created over 80 interactive products for PC's, Macs, consoles, handhelds, smartphones, tablets and virtual reality machines. He has published over 30 books, articles, and stories and is a frequent guest speaker on the interactive industry.
Betsy Berg [Manager]
Former Svp, William Morris, ICM Partners and Apa
Todd Jones [Writer, Executive Producer]
pka, William Pen. Former Ceo, Music Daily News, previous clothing partner, Don King Productions, former partner, Comedy Management Group, Founder, Hollyweed, Poop Cookies, Staypal