Patrick Menton Named VP/Talent & Production For dick clark productions

dick clark productions has named Patrick Menton Vice President of Talent & Production for the company. In his new role, Menton will oversee talent logistics and continue to further develop relationships with key talent management and record labels for the company’s roster of shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and a variety of other properties.

Prior to joining dcp, Menton freelanced in talent management on the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Grammy Awards, The X Factor, Fashion Rocks and helped produce the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. His experience also extends into numerous charitable benefits including Water Now and most recently, the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief telethon which raised over $55 million. Menton graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music from New York University’s Music Business Program. In 2003, Patrick joined RCA records and spent seven years working on global marketing and publicity campaigns for Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, Ke$ha, Jamie Foxx, Carrie Underwood, Eddie Vedder, Whitney Houston and Jennifer Hudson, among others.

Menton will report to dick clark productions’ COO & CFO Amy Thurlow and EVP of Programming & Development Mark Bracco and will also work closely with Head of Talent Mark Shimmel.

“Patrick brings more than 15 years of expertise in music, television and events, which makes him the perfect candidate for this role,” said Thurlow. “As the entertainment business continues to evolve, his perspective and innovative ideas align perfectly with the growth of dcp. We are thrilled to have him join the team.”

“I am honored to work for a company with such legendary archives,” said Menton. “These were the shows that I watched as a child that first ignited my dream to be a part of this business. I am thrilled to be joining the dcp family!”

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