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28Jul/16

Just Chillin’ with WYBB’s Matthew Potter

PotterPotter has always been a music guy, loved discovering new music, meshing it with old stuff…

By Beatrix Danko

I did some College Radio with a friend of mine. 3 semesters at WUSC (Home of the USC Gamecocks.) We were supposed to play music, but we ended up writing a bunch of skits and performing them for our drunk friends on air. They were the only ones listening. Our show was Tuesday nights 2am-4am, and we eventually got kicked off for a small fire we accidentally started that I’m pretty sure was not our fault, but not positive.

After college I traveled a bunch, when I ran out of money, I came home and got a job at WARQ in Columbia, solely because I was friends with the promotions director and they were in desperate need of someone to run the boards while everybody was out doing live remotes. No intentions at that point of getting into the industry.

I moved to Charleston in 2003 to run a restaurant/bar. Knowing I had no no intention of doing that for a living either, I walked into WYBB and WCOO with the hopes of landing a sales job. With no sales experience, they said “you need to quit playin’, and stop actin’ so crazy,” or something like that. Luckily, Mike Allen (the best Operations/Programmer guy in the biz) said, I need a weekend jock so I picked it up as my second job. Then people started listening to me, moved up the ranks, and here we are…..Head Trash Taker Outer….plus, I program our Active Rock and Triple A stations, while Managing Operations and playing loud rock n roll in the afternoons during my show, “Happy Hour w/ Potter.” (more…)

14Jul/16

A Day In The Life of In2une’s Dave Lombardi

Dave Lombardi“I grew up in Montville, NJ… and just loved music! I loved DJing because it was a chance to turn people on to new music, and I loved to talk about music, and I realized that a big part of promotion was exactly that.” – Dave Lombardi

By Beatrix Danko

Dave started DJing at dorm and frat parties while at Rutgers, and eventually moved to the school pub and then to a couple local clubs. He also joined Garden State Record Pool and quickly became the point person for Alternative and Rock music, writing for the pool newsletter and helping the pool director track down the right records for members.

After graduating, his first job was as Head DJ for the 94th Bomb Group in Fairfield, NJ, and a couple of months later, as a way to build positive industry contacts, started his own record pool. He DJed at the China Club in NYC and at the Loop Lounge in Passaic Park, NJ.

Dave’s first label job was Club Promotion Manager for Island/4th & B’Way; he left there to start up an Alternative Radio Promotion division for Pellegrino Promotions; followed by almost 13 years at Warner Bros. in Burbank, starting as the Alt Radio Promotion Manager and eventually becoming National Director Promotion, Rock Radio. After WB, spent a few years at Arista as Senior Director of Rock and Alternative Promotion, and then moved to the Capitol Music Group and Astralwerks as Head of Promotion. Dave spent over 11 years there, becoming Head Of Promotion for Caroline, then a part of the Special Ops promo team, and finally VP of Promotion, for Caroline once again.

In June, Lombardi has joined the NEW YORK team at In2une Music as SVP Promotion of Rock Formats. (more…)

04Apr/16

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Kickoff Show 2016 at The Troubadour – A Review

By Gregg Steele

gunstroubadour16It was a joyous occasion for the lucky 400+ who witnessed history on Friday night in Los Angeles as the Troubadour rocked like never before with the surprise reunion club gig of Guns N Roses, nearly 23 years after their last performance together.

Epitaph’s Brett Greenberg and myself got wind of the reunion late the evening before, and made plans to stand in line at the wristband/ticket distribution location – the old Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard. (more…)