I no longer handle publicity campaigns in these fields, but I am proud of the work I did while these industries fell in my sweet spot.
(this is a partial list)
From the moment I graduated from college, I have been involved with music. My first job (albeit part-time) was in the Charts/Research department of Billboard magazine, the music industry bible. In 1990, there was no such thing as BDS (Radio play) or Soundscan (Retail sales). Guys like me had to make calls to various radio stations and retail stores to get a top 50/100 list and enter them into the computer. That was how the charts were put together.
From there I went to the Media Relations department at Tommy Boy Music and spent nearly six years there (admin asst, jr. publicist, manager). Then a short, but valuable term at Jive/Zomba as Associate Director, Publicity ended my label years. I have had the pleasure to have worked with, gotten coffee for, sat in on marketing meetings for artists such as Queen Latifah, RuPaul, Keith Murray, Too Short, De La Soul, Coolio, House of Pain, A Tribe Called Quest, E-40, R. Kelly, Backstreet Boys, Naughty By Nature, and Digital Underground.
(For rap fans, I am also the guy who came up with the name for Ego Trip’s fictional publisher, Ted Bawno).