MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, APRIL 27TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Career Announcements (more headlines) 03-04-2014

Finalist For Award Of Excellence - Countdown Entertainment’s James Citkovic

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://www.countdownentertainment.com/

Finalist for Award of Excellence - Countdown Entertainment’s James Citkovic

- Award Bestowed for Service to Musicians -

New York, NY – James Citkovic, president of Countdown Entertainment, and Hire a Consultant, was a finalist for an Award of Excellence from the music industry’s Goodnight Kiss Music, based in Hollywood, California. The Award of Excellence, begun in 2006 by Goodnight Kiss founder Janet Fisher, is for outstanding professional service to musicians and was created as a tribute to those who help musicians navigate the twists and turns of the music industry.

“I’m honored to be nominated for this Award of Excellence in recognition of my 30 years’ service to musicians worldwide,” Citkovic says from his offices in New York City. “Sharing knowledge and information among musicians, producers and others in the music industry is one of the best ways to foster new talent and help musicians of all genres turn their dreams into reality.”

The awards process started in early 2006, when Fisher put out a call for nominations. She received a plethora of letters and recommendations from her subscriber base, with Citkovic’s name mentioned in many of them. She then narrowed down the list to 10 industry professionals, and continued to request nominations. After Thanksgiving she winnowed the list of nominees to three people who were consistently being lauded by grateful artists.

In addition to Citkovic, the other two finalists were Marc-Alan Barnette and Jamey Whiting. The winner, Marc-Alan Barnette, was announced just before Christmas in Fisher’s newsletter for songwriters and music industry professionals. Goodnight Kiss is sent out several times per month to 6,000 subscribers.

Fisher said, “I would have been delighted to give all three the award. Industry professionals who take the time to help musicians and songwriters further their careers, are, at the same time, helping to elevate industry standards. They deserve to be recognized.”

James Citkovic, who founded Countdown Entertainment in 1983, has been an entertainment manager and intellectual property licensing manager for over 30 years, representing clients as diverse as platinum recording artist Irene Cara, Grammy-nominated producer/mixer/writer Chris Conway (Eminem, Mary J.

Blige, Busta Rhymes), producer, songwriter and film composer Ken Tamplin, hip hop artists Wood Ready and scores of other successful singers, songwriters, musicians and producers.

In addition to being active in music publishing and soundtrack placements, he also has been very successful brokering international intellectual property licensing deals with major music publishing catalogues (The Ramones, Elvis Presley), and masters of major artists. Several of his deals have run to the millions of dollars in revenue for his artists and musicians.

Addressing the changing needs of the music industry, in 2002 James founded Hire A Consultant, a division of Countdown Entertainment, where he provides clients with his expertise in all areas of the entertainment industry as a Consultant, and, in particular, the music industry, from placing music in films and TV to providing experienced professional advice for musicians, singers, songwriters, composers, producers and unsigned bands and groups. He is also a talent scout for major and independent record labels.

Web site:
www.countdownentertainment.com

Phone: 212 645-3068

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Let's Rock This Game! Music Marathon Rocks China

Aminita Satori Releases "Where Language Fails" As Intellectual Stoners Rejoice

"Musicians At Play" Foundation Debuts With First Concert - "The Vintage Masters Of Swing" Headlines The Broad Stage In Santa Monica On June 13th

Chinese Rockers Second Hand Rose To Perform Paleo Festival, One Of Europe's Largest Music Events

ArtistMax To Present Three-Day Artist Development Sessions At LA’s Legendary Village Studios

Piece Of The Rack: Eventide H3000 Factory Plug-In $150 Off

IQzic Music Discovery Platform Now Open To All

Eventide Announces H9 Max Spring Giveaway



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» IFPI Publishes Digital Music Report 2015
» IConnectivity Releases IConnectAUDIO4+
» UMG And Class Action Attorneys Propose Settlement Agreement On Digital Download Royalties
» CMT Announces Plans To Produce Its First-Ever Music Video For An Artist
» Fair Play Fair Play Act Introduced To Address Musician And Label Compensation
» Outline Names Luca Giaroli Business Development Manager
» Overstock.com Rocks Style With Live Bret Michaels
» The 20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition Accepting Entries
» Through Trials And Tribulations, New York Rock Outfit THE ROYAL GUARD Set To Debut Powerful Sophomore Album
» Canadian Singer/Songwriter Billy Grima Signs With MTS Management Group


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» INTRO Electronic Music Festival: Interview With DJ Weng Weng
» VUE Audiotechnik Establishes VUE China
» March 28, 2015: A Black Day For Yaogun (Chinese Rock)
» Inside All That Matters: John Cappo, CEO, AEG China
» Inside All That Matters: Shen LiHui, Founder, Modernsky Entertainment
» Rock In Rio Teams With Fanstang To Stream Festival In Mainland China And Integrate Chinese Music Into Future Shows
» Inside All That Matters: Marc Vincent, President, Sennheiser Greater China
» Inside All That Matters: John Cappo, CEO, AEG China
» Inside All That Matters: Shen LiHui, Founder, Modernsky Entertainment
» Inside All That Matters: Marc Vincent, President, Sennheiser Greater China
» ReverbNation And SESAC To Nurture Emerging Artists
» Veteran Chinese Rocker Wu Tong Presents "Song Of The Sheng"

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.