Our brand ambassadors are at the top of their game for their genres, and all want to give back to help other artists. They help us understand what the artists for each specific genre really need to succeed in the music business, and communicate those needs to our executives, marketing, and technical people. They also help us deliver the message to artists. We are proud to have them as part of our team, and believe their expertise helps us deliver a better product to artists worldwide.

Butch Waugh Country

One of the true living legends of the music business across multiple genres, Butch Waugh contributes his expertise, enthusiasm and leadership to Intercept Music’s team of ambassadors.

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Dave Sholin Country, Pop

In his career spanning four decades, broadcaster Dave Sholin has cemented a place as one of the most innovative and award-winning on-air hosts and producers in the country. Starting out as a program director and on-air host, he has also served as a music director and promoter on the recorded music side, bringing his passion, depth of experience and musical knowledge to projects with some of the biggest artists in the world.

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Jerry Blair Pop

A music industry legend, Jerry Blair has helped develop the careers – and sales – of recording artists who have defined their eras. His three decades of global vision and experience in making number-one records for emerging and established artists makes him an important part of Intercept Music’s future.

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Laffite Benitez Latin

Laffite Benitez is one of the Latin music industry's most successful marketing and promotion executives. With more than 20 years of experience, Laffite has some of the most executed innovative and successful promotional, radio and marketing initiatives the industry has seen. He has worked on delivering number-one hit singles and chart-topping sales debuts for such artists as Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Jenni Rivera, Alejandro Sanz, Jaguares, Cafe Tacvba and Don Omar amongst others.

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Larry Blackwell Gospel

Larry Blackwell, Jr. has been a music industry trailblazer and success story for more than 40 years. Under Larry’s leadership, his artists and musicians have earned 15 Grammy® Awards and sold many millions of albums. His passion and vision encompasses established artists as well as new, breakout talent, and he is known throughout the industry for his fiscal responsibility.  

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Paul Brown Jazz

Paul Brown has been a jazz, pop and R&B performer in his own right for a little more than a
decade, but his experience as a recording engineer and producer goes way back. In more than
40 years, he’s produced the sounds of the most legendary recording artists of all time, including
George Benson, Diana Ross, and Luther Van Dross. With two Grammy awards, and more than
70 #1 radio hits as a jazz producer, he brings major cred and skills to Intercept Music and our
independent artists.

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Renee Bell Country

As an A&R professional who has helped shape the careers of country superstars worldwide, Renee Bell brings to Intercept Music an unbeatable combination of hit-making sensibility, an open personality and sensitivity to artists and the creative process.

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Rob Wagman Christian

Rob Wagman is a highly diverse music playlist curator, radio programmer, talent coach and consultant who took the Christian Contemporary format by storm in 2013, first as PM Drive talent on KFSH, 95.9 The Fish in Los Angeles, then as a programmer for the WAY-FM network in Nashville.

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Scott Emerson Pop, Rock

Scott Emerson is a veteran music-industry visionary. With a  long track record of experience with the biggest acts in the world, he focuses on marketing and exposure for all musicians, whether signed or unsigned.

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Tanto Irie Reggae

Celebrating 17 years as the DJ Host of Reggae Runnins on HOT 105 FM, Tanto Irie (‘The Irie One’) hosts the #1 reggae show on South Florida's #1 radio station for three hours every Saturday night from 10pm to 1am.  His listeners look forward to tuning in as he updates them on the latest music featuring interviews with the hottest artists and legendary veterans the likes of Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Sanchez, Morgan Heritage, the Marley Brothers, Cocoa Tea, Taurus Riley, Mikey Spice, Shaggy, Gyptian, Beenie Man and many others who create reggae music that continues to inspire and entertain people from all walks of life.

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Thom Russo Latin, Pop, Rock

Thom Russo’s career as a producer, mixer, songwriter and composer has been so successful, he holds the record for awards. Specifically, 16 total Grammy® Awards, 13 of them being Latin Grammys. Working with the world’s biggest artists across genres and in film and television, Thom’s skill and versatility made him one of the most accomplished professionals in the industry.

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Executives

Ralph Tashjian

Ralph TashjianChairman

Ralph Tashjian has spent more than 40 years in a career with the singular focus of making hit music. Now he turns his passion and talent as a record promoter, marketer and executive to maximizing exposure for independent acts with Intercept Music.

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Tod Turner

Tod TurnerChief Executive Officer

For more than 40 years, Tod Turner has repeatedly developed software that addresses the needs of a specific market, and that sells-in to that industry at an enterprise level. He has led companies that offer software solutions in a wide range of industries including entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, real estate and technology, among many others.

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James Barry

James BarryChief Technologist

James Barry, software developer and co-founder, is a team leader who maintains the end-to-end integrity of the Intercept Music software suite. He has more than two decades of experience as a programmer, software engineer and programming manager who has worked on expertly crafted, scalable software that has served and successfully sold to enterprise customers.

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Chris Whitcomb

Chris WhitcombChief Financial Officer

Mr. Whitcomb began his career in public accounting. Since he transitioned to private industry, he has held many senior executive positions with a range of public and private companies. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of Digital Music Universe, a music distribution company that enables artists to keep all of their rights and earned revenue.

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Miguel Palmero

Miguel PalmeroSr. VP Brand Ambassadors

Los Angeles-based Miguel Palmero brings a wealth of experience to the Intercept Music team as an engineer, producer and editor. A Grammy Award winner who has also bagged a ton of Grammy nominations, Miguel has an extensive music industry background including design, mixing, tracking, composing, as well as video editing and graphic/web design experience for major movies and platinum artists.

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Jim Urie

Jim UrieBoard of Directors

Board member Jim Urie lends to Intercept Music both credibility and substantive know-how, as a universally recognized leader in the field of music distribution. Since beginning his career in music distribution more than four decades ago, Jim’s vision has been instrumental in shaping the direction of the industry through several periods of profound change.

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Advisors

Dave Sholin

Dave SholinNational Radio Personality

In his career spanning four decades, broadcaster Dave Sholin has cemented a place as one of the most innovative and award-winning on-air hosts and producers in the country. Starting out as a program director and on-air host, he has also served as a music director and promoter on the recorded music side, bringing his passion, depth of experience and musical knowledge to projects with some of the biggest artists in the world.

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Tony Cammarota

Tony CammarotaDirector of Operations and Marketing, Global Entertainment Management, Inc.

Board member Antonio (Tony) Cammarota comes to Intercept Music with a wealth of experience in promoting world-class musicians and their music, from marketing to operations.

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Scarlett Hernandez

Scarlett HernandezFounder & CEO at ETA Entertainment Tourism Agency

Scarlett Hernandez comes to Intercept Music with more than a decade of experience in the music industry. In her time as a music professional, she has driven success in a diverse range of roles, from publicity, radio promotion and brand sponsorship to artist management.

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C. Casper Casparian

C. Casper CasparianMarketing Communications Strategy

C. Casper Casparian is an experienced marketing-communications leader with a diverse background across several industries, both in-house and on the agency side. He began his career working with Fortune 500 companies including Dole Food Company (fresh and packaged foods), Activision (videogame entertainment), EMI Music (then the world’s third-largest music company) and Mattel, Inc. (the world’s largest toy company). In those roles, he developed corporate communications, both internal and external, as well as product-focused marketing communications pieces.

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Barry Benson

Barry BensonFounder, Stratus Digital Music Marketing

For nearly 30 years, Advisor Barry Benson has been a respected visionary with the power to foresee the direction of the music industry. Now, he is helping Intercept Music to pioneer the field of artist self-promotion and distribution.

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Bob Catania

Bob CataniaPartner, What's In-Store Music

For more than four decades, Advisor Bob Catania has been a leading promotions executive who has run campaigns for the biggest acts in the world.

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Our partners help us deliver best-in-class services to artists and bands worldwide. If you deliver services to the music industry and are interested in learning more about our partnership opportunities, please contact us.

Ingrooves Music Group

Ingrooves is a global music distribution company that provides marketing and rights management services for independent labels and artists. Ingrooves combines a powerful technology platform, data-driven insights and a team of global music marketing experts to help labels and artists maximize their revenue potential in today’s dynamic music marketplace.

www.ingrooves.com

What's In-Store Music

What's In-Store Music delivers both major label and independent priorities to our programming partners which can lead to in-store airplay and hundreds of thousands of impressions.

www.whatsin-storemusic.com

Sounds of Havana

Sounds of Havana is a compilation that includes hits from Cuba made famous is the '60s, '70s and '80s that have never been available digitally. It's comprised of 350 volumes (6,000 songs) that include artist like Diego Cano, Samuel Águila, Anabel López, Rita Del Prado Carta ya, Orquesta Manolito Simonet Y Su Trabuco and many more.

Intercept Music is extremely proud to have this amazing piece of history. This compilation of Cuban music is designed for new and older generations of musicians and music lovers.

Sounds of Havana on Spotify

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