Baumgartner Elevated to National Director of Promotion at HitShop

Rick Baumgartner

Rick Baumgartner

Rick Baumgartner has risen to the rank of National Director of Promotion for new music label HitShop Records. In his new role, Baumgartner will develop overall strategies to serve radio clients on a national level. He will continue to report to HitShop VP of Promotion, Diane Monk Harrison.

“From day one, Rick has proven he is here to win and make a difference in our unique environment,” says Harrison. “He brings tremendous drive coupled with a creative and strategic approach to the job everyday.”

“I’m thrilled to move into this National position,” says Baumgartner. “Diane and Skip are incredible to work with and I am honored by their confidence as we continue to build HitShop Records.”

Baumgartner’s career path includes previous stops at Warner Bros., Decca Records, Atlantic Records, industry publication Radio & Records, Broken Bow Records, Equity Music Group and Black River Entertainment.

Baumgartner can be reached at [email protected] and 615-491-0935.

HitShop Records is distributed by Warner Music Nashville and is part of the Ramblin Music Group, whose holdings also include Young Guns Publishing.


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