Dennis Blair Named SVP Promotion, RCA Records
May 13, 2014
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Dennis Blair
Dennis Blair has been named SVP of Promotion, RCA Records, it was announced today. Blair will be responsible for overseeing the promotion campaigns for Rock, Alt and other formats at RCA Records.  Blair will report to Joe Riccitelli, Executive Vice President/GM, RCA Records and will be based out of the company’s New York headquarters.

Blair most recently held the title of SVP Rock Formats at Universal Republic where he helped the success of artists such as Florence + The Machine, Gotye, Of Monsters and Men, Lorde, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, Volbeat, and many more.  In 2011-2013, Blair helped the label see an unprecedented 13 number one hits including Lorde’s “Royals” & “Team,” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Alex Clare’s “Too Close”, Of Monsters and Men’s “Little Talks” & “Mountain Sound” and 5 straight #1’s for the rock band Volbeat.

Prior to Universal Republic, Blair was the Senior Director of Rock/Alternative Promotion for RCA Records. He was instrumental in the campaigns for The Strokes, The Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket & Velvet Revolver.  From 1999 to 2002, he started as a local promotion manager based in SF and was promoted to Senior Director of Rock/Alternative Promotion for Maverick Records working with the Deftones, Prodigy and Alanis Morrisette. From 1993 to 1997, he was director of Rock promotion for Geffen Records.

Joe Riccitelli comments: “I could not be more thrilled to have somebody of Dennis’ caliber of expertise on our RCA promo squad. Dennis has already made his presence known at the Rock and Alt formats and we can’t wait for what the future holds. His enthusiasm for our artists and passion is infectious.”

Dennis Blair comments: “I am thrilled to be returning to RCA at such an exciting time for the label. It is a great comfort to know I am coming in to work with some of the best in the business and I couldn’t be happier. Many thanks to Peter Edge, Tom Corson and Joe Riccitelli for their continued support on this fantastic opportunity.”



 
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