RED Distribution announces the expansion and restructuring of its Promotion department, appointing four new employees – Trina Tombrink (V.P. of Promotion & Artist Development), Melanie Scull (V.P. of Pop Promotion), Franco Iemmello (V.P. of Rhythm Promotion), and Chris Brown (Southeast Regional Director of Promotion); and promoting Brent Battles (Sr. Director of National Pop Promotion) – all overseen by Danny Buch (SVP of Promotion & Artist Development).
In announcing our new Pop Promotion team, RED Distribution becomes the only independent music company with singles charting at every radio format. Recent successes include Flume (Mom + Pop), Daya (Artbeatz), Shaggy (Brooklyn Knights) and Nelly (RECORDS, LLC) at Pop; Joey Bada$$ (Cinematic) at Rhythm; Keith Sweat (KDS Entertainment/RAL) at Urban AC; Ingrid Michaelson (Cabin 24) and Blue October (MRI) at Hot AC; Dirty Heads (Five Seven) and AWOLNATION (Red Bull Records) at Alternative; Sixx:A.M. (Eleven Seven) and HELLYEAH (Eleven Seven) at Active Rock and St. Paul & The Broken Bones (RECORDS, LLC) at Triple A.
RED Distribution is also the only independent company with multiple songs on the Pop radio charts – previously uncharted territory for Independent Label artists: Flume’s “Never Be Like You” just hit the Top 10 and Daya’s “Sit Still Look Pretty” currently is #12 and climbing. Daya is the only Independent label star to boast three multi-platinum charting hits in her debut year, with “Hide Away”/ “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (Artbeatz) and “Don’t Let Me Down” with The Chainsmokers (Columbia).
RED’s SVP of Promotion, Danny Buch, commented, “RED is breaking boundaries with our bolstered Promotion team. These newly appointed members will help increase our overall radio exposure, as well as position us better to compete alongside the majors at Pop radio. I am thankful for RED President Bob Morelli’s support as we welcome these new additions to our Promotion staff.”