Skateboard Marketing Ltd. celebrates its 30th anniversary
30 years of skateboarding marketing
SKATEBOARD MARKETING LTD, a NEW YORK-based radio promotion company led by music industry veteran MUNSEY RICCI, celebrates its 30th anniversary.
RICCI commented, “Time seems to fly when you’re having fun. I have been fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to work with the roster of artists that we have. Every morning I wake up and live again to walk into the office and do this concert. I never tire of it and I need more!
Founded in 1991 by the former POLYGRAM RECORDS executive, SKATEBOARD MARKETING LTD. has established itself as a leader in the development of radio and artists with an emphasis on all aggressive music formats.
Unionized radio host and songwriter FULL METAL JACKIE said, “MUNSEY is an integral part of the heavy music scene. He proudly carries the torch and at this point he’s basically a de facto member of most of your favorite metal bands. Well done MUNSEY and SKATEBOARD. “
Customers such as DAVE ELLEFSON from MEGADETH and BOBBY BLITZ from OVERKILL offered their congratulations.
While Dir./National Metal Radio Promotion at POLYGRAM RECORDS, RICCI created the first metal radio department for the label and all its subsidiaries, where the artist roster included bands like MORTAL SIN, ONSLAUGHT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KISS, DORO PESCH, THE SCORPIONS, RUSH, TONY MacALPINE and VINNY MOORE.
RICCI also worked for CMJ MEDIA and COMBAT / IN-EFFECT RECORDS, and programmed radio for five years prior to his move to the label, learning and working alongside some of the most influential people in the radio promotion world.
MEDIA CONNOISSEUR Rock WWSK (94.3 THE SHARK) / LONG ISLAND PD / PM On-air Drive personality ROB RUSH said, “I have had the pleasure of knowing MUNSEY for almost 25 years. He is an accomplished professional and has always gone above and beyond the expectations of the bands he promotes and the radio stations that play his bands. He’s a real class number and I’m proud to call him one of my best friends! “
SIRIUS / XM VOLUME ‘TRUNKNATION’ host EDDIE TRUNK said, “I have known and worked with MUNSEY for 30 years of SKATEBOARD MARKETING and beyond. He has always had a great passion for rock and metal music and all the projects he works on. Good luck for the next 30 at SKATEBOARD! “
Adding from former editor and author of RIP LONN M FRIEND, “RIP Magazine and SKATEBOARD MARKETING rode strong and proud together back then. Congratulations to MUNSEY on three decades of prosperous decadence. “
Stay tuned for announcements on celebratory events.
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