Former Roadrunner Records A&R Man Joins Century Media, 2 Other Execs Also Join Label
Century Media has announced that they’ve hired Don Robertson as President, Mike Gitter as VP of A+R and Marc Schapiro as marketing/product manager for the company’s InsideOut Music and Superball imprints.
Oliver Withoft (CEO) states, “The world as we know it will change dramatically within the next two years. We, at Century Media, are looking forward to change. It will set a couple of things right that went way out of line in our industry over the past decade. Embracing these changes with an outstanding team will be even more fun and rewarding. These new appointments also kick off a business development initiative intended to extend the Century Media brand.” Don Robertson will oversee all aspects of the company’s USA operation as President, bringing twenty years of industry expertise spanning management, label and publishing. He states, “I’m proud and excited to join the extremely talented staff at Century Media in this role. For 20 years they have been at the forefront of the metal community and continue to break new barriers. The record business is in exciting times where you must be innovative, smart and hungry to survive. Century Media is all that and more. This is the company to watch!”
Mike Gitter brings a track record of vision and accomplishment as part of Atlantic and Roadrunner Records, having garnered gold level successes with projects including Bad Religion, Killswitch Engage and MTV Headbanger’s Ball compilation. He also signed such genre titans as Megadeth, DragonForce, Opeth, Glassjaw and Nightwish.
Marc Schapiro has joined on as marketing/product manager for InsideOut Music and Superball imprints while also working with Century Media as a whole for new business development and marketing. Marc brings the resources of his company, Branch Marketing Collective, which focuses on sponsorship and event marketing.