Dennis Blair has been named SVP of Promotion at RCA Records. Blair's portfolio will include responsibility for overseeing the promotion campaigns for Rock, Alt and other formats at RCA Records. Blair will report to Joe Riccitelli, Executive Vice President/GM, RCA Records and will be based out of the company’s New York headquarters.
Prior to joining RCA, Blair most recently served as SVP Rock Formats at Universal Republic where he worked with artists such as Florence + The Machine, Gotye, Of Monsters and Men, Lorde, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, Volbeat, and many more. While he was at Universal Republic, the label produced 13 number one hits including Lorde’s “Royals” & “Team,” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Alex Clare’s “Too Close”, Of Monsters and Men’s “Little Talks” & “Mountain Sound” and 5 straight #1’s for the rock band Volbeat.
Prior to Universal Republic, Blair was the Senior Director of Rock/Alternative Promotion for RCA Records where he worked on campaigns for The Strokes, The Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket & Velvet Revolver. From 1999 to 2002, he started as a local promotion manager based in SF and was promoted to Senior Director of Rock/Alternative Promotion for Maverick Records working with the Deftones, Prodigy and Alanis Morrisette. From 1993 to 1997, he was director of Rock promotion for Geffen Records. - via CelebrityAccess