Music/new media publisher Gary Savelson has a rich history in pioneering the internet landscape.
Savelson’s former web portal Demo Diaries was a seminal, emerging music venue consulted by major label/publishing A&R executives from Sony-BMG, Warner, EMI, and Universal as well as high profile managers/lawyers/booking agents/producers/tv-film supervisors. Take a trip down memory lane and see the pre-blog era Demo Diaries evolution starting from May 1999.
Since 1998, major record labels have in fact discovered and signed artists via editor-in-chief Gary Savelson. These include Soil signed to Clive Davis’ J Records/BMG, John Lardieri signed to Sire/Warner Bros via Seymour Stein, Rearview Mirror signed to famous producer Steve Lillywhite’s (U2, Dave Matthews, Rolling Stones) Gobstopper/Palm label and rock band Bender to TVT Records. Other notable achievements: manager Eddie Applebaum discovering Morningwood through Savelson’s Demo Diaries (Capitol Records, #1 Billboard Heatseeker, rotation on VH1); Savelson helped Epic Records connect with The Fray – the label subsequently signed the band (debut 2x platinum). Demo Diaries appeared in Billboard (3 times), The New York Times, and Spin Magazine.
Gary has also consulted for SESAC, the world’s third largest performing right organization, Tracks Magazine, the glossy print publication started by former Spin/Vibe editor Alan Light, Toufee, a cutting edge webtop flash movie maker tool, and Vuguru, Michael Eisner’s current new media broadcasting venture. More recently, Gary placed unsigned UK band Kyte in a major “Sopranos” HBO commercial campaign airing July 2007 and served as Community Director at MyDamnChannel.com (Harry Shearer, Wainy Days, Cookin’ with Coolio, You Suck at Photoshop, Don Was, Kurt Loder) 2007-2008.