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Mike Gitter joins Razor & Tie for A&R

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 1:44 PM PT
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Official press release:

Razor & Tie is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with longtime A&R vet, Mike Gitter. With a rich history that includes tenures at Roadrunner and Atlantic Records, signing highly successful and cutting edge bands such as Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Opeth, Megadeth, and Dragonforce, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how that will continue expand Razor & Tie's already burgeoning rock, alternative and metal footprint in the market place.

Razor & Tie Head of A&R Pete Giberga comments, "Mike brings to the table serious A&R chops and a level of expertise that we find critical to our success as a company. I couldn't be happier that someone with his vision, creativity and credibility is going to be a part of our team."

Gitter adds, "Razor & Tie is already a growing force in the world of cutting edge music. It has an energy and vitality that only happens once in the evolution of a company – and it's a privilege to be asked to be part of it." He continues, "I have a personal history with Pete Giberga and SVP of Marketing John Franck that goes back many years. There's a respect we have for each other built out of watching each other careers. We're music people first and foremost."

Gitter will be taking on A&R responsibilities that will encompass not merely his skills in identifying talent but all-around aspects of A&R including helping to identify talent, signing and record making. Mike will also be involved with Razor & Tie's expanding palette of business ventures.

While Gitter has been actively working for labels since 1993, he has also honed his skills as a journalist and artist manager.

Gitter will be based out of Los Angeles, CA and can be reached at 323 378 6343 mgitter@razorandtie.com


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