Culotta Appointed President of Streamsound Records

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Mike Culotta

Streamsound Records has appointed radio executive Mike Culotta as President. Culotta will oversee operations for the Nashville-based label, which is distributed by Sony Music Nashville. He will start the position on April 15 and can be reached at [email protected] or 615-292-5335.

“We at Streamsound Records are excited to have Mike Culotta joining our team,” said Streamsound CEO Byron Gallimore. “Mike is a leader in our industry. I know that his knowledge and passion for radio, and his love of country music, will be an invaluable asset to Streamsound. I am excited because I know that Mike’s experience and relationships will translate into instant success for the label.”

Culotta added, “This is such a dream come true for me. I have such a passion for music, which is why I have enjoyed all of my years in radio. Instead of programming music, I will now have an opportunity to be a part of a team that is originating music. I’m looking forward to working with Jim Wilkes and Byron Gallimore and the professional team they have put together.”

Before joining Streamsound, Culotta was Operations Manager for all six CBS stations in Tampa, Florida (WQYK AM/FM, WRBQ-FM, WSJT-FM, WYUU-FM, and WLLD-FM). In addition, he was Program Director for WQYK-FM, and had been with the station for over 18 years. He graduated in 2003 from Leadership Music, and currently serves on the Academy of Country Music Board, St. Jude Advisory Board and also serves as President of the Country Radio Seminar Board of Directors.

Streamsound Records was launched in 2012 by Grammy award-winning producer Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Faith Hill) and Jim Wilkes. Artists on the roster include Dakota Bradley, Jaida Dreyer and Austin Webb.

Streamsound principals are Tim McHugh and Jim Wilkes (label co-chairs), Byron Gallimore (CEO), and Steve Richardson (COO). The label’s regional representatives are Theresa Ford (Southeast), Jamice Jennings (Southwest), Steve Pleshe (Northwest) and Jay Thomas (Northeast/Midwest).

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