Howie

howie@howiewood.com
Howie began his career in 1970 with stints at Bell Records and Elektra getting his feet wet with The Partridge Family, Barry Manilow, Mountain, the Doors, Carly Simon and Harry Chapin. From there Howard became Sr. VP of Promotion at Casablanca Records in 1977, breaking such acts as Donna Summer, KISS, The Village People and Parliament. In 1980, Howie became president of Bearsville Records and was instrumental in the success of Todd Rundgren, Utopia and Foghat. After Bearsville, Howie became Sr. VP of Promotion at Warner/Reprise working with many artists who are still relevant today: Prince, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Doobie Brothers and Frank Sinatra. In 1984, he was recruited by Motown Records and made VP of Promotion and Marketing, working with such artists as Lionel Ritchie, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations. This was followed by some time at A&M where Howie was Director of Special Projects. In 1985, Howie decided it was time to start his own companies: Howard Rosen Promotion, Inc. and Take Out Management. Here, Howie has applied his years of label experience to make a successful full service Independent Radio Promotion Company that is still going strong over 20 years later.