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Career Announcements (more headlines) 03-04-2014

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

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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

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