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Tom Callahan began his career in the music business in 1986 after 8 years as a professional musician.

Callahan has held national positions at Virgin Records (VP adult format - Promotion), IRS Records (Director of Special Projects/GM Pangea Records, for Miles Copeland), and Capitol's Enigma Records. (Heavy Metal Promo manager)

In 1992, he established Callahan & Associates, a promotion and marketing firm, where he helped launch such artists as Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Bonnie Raitt, Sixpence None the Richer, Goo Goo Dolls, Michael W. Smith, and many more over an eight-year period. Tom was co-founder of Laurel Canyon Entertainment and managed Donnie Kehr ("Tommy" on Broadway), Lisa Mordente (Chita Rivera's daughter), Natalie Archangel and Arnold McCuller. He also founded Coyote Records, releasing a number of CDs distributed through Alliance Corporation. Coyote's successes include Arnold McCuller, John Waite, Thom Bishop, Fairchild, Suzy K. and the soundtrack to a CBS Movie-of the Week, "Attack of the Killer B Movies."

Callahan co-founded Boulder Entertainment Group (BEG) in 1995. The firm specialized in marketing, consulting, management, and of course radio promotion. Management clients included Phoebe Snow, Arnold McCuller, Suzy K., Paul Ventimiglia and Deborah Franco. Label clients included Capitol records, American Gramaphone (Mannheim Steamroller), Sparrow Records, and many other independent labels. As a label consultant, Tom often implemented the placement of promotion and marketing staffs and oversaw entire marketing campaigns.

In 1997, Callahan negotiated the first ever independent promotion radio group deal, with Citadel Communications. In 1998 and 1999 Gavin Magazine nominated him for "Promotion Person of the Year".

In 1999, Callahan founded Vellum Entertainment in Los Angeles where he served as President. In 2000, R&R nominated Vellum for "Adult Contemporary Label of the Year" and released Suzy K.'s debut cd, As I Am, featuring the Adult Contemporary chart topper "Now I Know" (duet with Donny Osmond). Suzy K has had 2 albums that have produced 4 R&R A/C charting singles and 2 Billboard charting singles.

Tom is also founder and current president of Tom Callahan & Associates, an artist development and consulting company. see: www.tomcallahan.com, and www.myspace.com/tomcallahan.

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Tom Callahan
PO BOX 1960
Manhattan Beach, Ca. 90267
USA

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