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VETERAN CONCORD RECORDS PUBLICIST MIKE WILPIZESKI JOINS PR FIRM CHART ROOM MEDIA

For Immediate Release – January 6, 2020—After 21 years at Concord Records, Vice-President of Publicity Mike Wilpizeski has joined fast-rising Brooklyn-based PR firm Chart Room Media in the role of Senior Vice President.

 

Widely recognized for his expertise in music publicity with deep ties to the jazz world, Wilpizeski has developed and executed PR campaigns for hundreds of diverse, high-profile pop, rock, jazz, blues and Broadway artists, including Esperanza Spalding, Santana, Elvis Costello, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Gibbons, Chick Corea, Ray Charles, The Record Company, Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal, resulting in numerous GRAMMY wins and top-selling #1 albums.

 

“Mike has been an inspiration to work with,” says Brendan Gilmartin, President of Chart Room Media. “I’m excited to have him join our team. With Mike’s expertise, knowledge and proven dedication to delivering meaningful press campaigns, I’m confident this move will drive a lot of growth for Chart Room Media.”

 

“I have long admired Brendan’s success and skill at executing media campaigns for a wide variety of artists and corporate clients,” Wilpizeski says. “In the past, we’ve collaborated on a number of extraordinary projects, including Dr. John’s final studio release, Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch, Terri Lyne Carrington’s The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL and singer Jazzmeia Horn’s GRAMMY-nominated debut, A Social Call, among others. I’m looking forward to this exciting new chapter.”

 

An industry veteran, Wilpizeski began his career in the mailroom and in 1988 joined ECM Records as publicity manager. Within eight years, he was national publicity director at Verve, home to the most acclaimed artists in jazz. He was hired by the audiophile label Telarc International in 1999 to run their publicity department. In late 2005, Telarc was bought by Concord, the world’s largest independent record company. Over the years, Wilpizeski has earned a solid reputation for developing new talent, as well as revitalizing the careers of established artists. Notably, he oversaw the campaign that led to Spalding’s historic upset at the 2011 GRAMMY Awards, beating out favorites Justin Bieber and Drake as well as Mumford & Sons and Florence & the Machine.

 

About Chart Room Media

Launched in 2012 by Brendan Gilmartin, Chart Room Media has successfully executed national media campaigns for GRAMMY winners and Rock & Roll Hall Fame artists such as Jimmy Page, Dr. John, Billy Bragg, Richard Thompson, The Flaming Lips, Shawn Colvin, Joe Jackson, Ron Sexsmith, The Chieftains and more. Chart Room Media also represents or has worked with corporate clients such as Concord Music Publishing, digital rights management company Audiam, music festival producer Modern Sky and music app Treble.

 

 

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Wilpizeski can be reached at mikew@chartroommedia.com or 718 459 2117.