Music business veteran with over 30 years experience
He began his career after being a touring and studio musician segueing into working for several labels including Enigma Records, I.R.S Records, and Virgin Records and departing as “Vice-President of Adult Format Radio Promotion” in the early 90’s. Upon leaving Virgin, he started an indie promotion business which quickly became the industry’s premier Adult Music Promotion & Marketing firm working with artists such as Shania Twain, Lenny Kravitz, Rod Stewart, Paul Abdul, Lionel Ritchie, Jon Secada, Toni Braxton, Chris Issak and some of the most successful artists in history. Tom simultaneously moved into other facets of the business wearing many hats, including owning a record label, (Vellum Entertainment), and a management company, (Tom Callahan & Associates) with clients such as Phoebe Snow, Jeff Timmons, Justin Hopkins, Olivia Rox, Natalie Archangel, Natalia Lesz, Jordan Hill, Suzy K, Kaile Goh and others.
Most recently was the Chief Client Officer at music rights /licensing company Songtradr, Inc. Currently, Tom plays a pivotal role in the strategy and marketing of several music-centric startups and digital firms and sits on several corporate boards, and still manages recording artist Kaile Goh.
Tom started his “Label Services” consulting business 15 years ago. “I like to work with independent artists that need guidance, experience and most importantly, need my relationships that can be utilized to their advantage. I have nurtured these relationships with the top executives in the music space throughout my 30 + years and my clients find them invaluable”. Team building is critical to building a proper foundation from which the artists can grow their brand. Social Media Marketing, Radio Promotion, Publicity and PR, Booking Agents, access to the top lawyers for legal advice, Shopping deals, and as importantly Tom’s advice based on many years of success.