Howard Rosen began his career in 1970 at Bell Records and Elektra where he got his feet wet with The Partridge Family, Barry Manilow, Mountain, the Doors, Carly Simon and Harry Chapin. From there he became Senior VP of Promotion at famed Casablanca Records where he broke such acts as Donna Summer, KISS, The Village People and Parliament. In 1980, Howie became president of Bearsville Records and was instrumental in the careers of Todd Rundgren, Utopia and Foghat. After Bearsville, Howie became Senior VP of Promotion at Warner/Reprise working with many artists who are still relevant today including Prince, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, Rod Stewart, the Doobie Brothers and Frank Sinatra. In 1984, he was recruited by Motown Records and made VP of Promotion and Marketing where he worked with Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations. This was followed by some time at A&M where he 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 transmuted his decades of label experience into a thriving full-service Independent Radio Promotion Company that is still going strong more than 20 years later.
Sam was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Her first job was working at the music retail store Media Play, where she spent a good portion of the money she earned on CDs and concert tickets. Sam became a regular at local music venues by the time she was 17, catching both national and local acts. In 2002 Sam interned for WEND-FM while attending community college. She briefly wrote for a local, independent music magazine called Amps 11 in 2008. In that short time, she interviewed Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and Mike Ruocco (Cinder Road). She also received a B.A. in Communications, with a focus in print journalism from Wingate University in Wingate, NC. In May 2010, Sam began an internship with Howard Rosen Promotion while a junior in college. In 2011, she finished in the top 3 of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals Best Intern of the Year awards. Sam now handles all social media for Howard Rosen Promotion from her hometown of Charlotte.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Alex made his way to California after graduating from Penn State University. His love of music began at the age of 8 with the piano and the timeless compositions of classical composers, giving him a solid foundation in music theory. During his travels he’s acquired a taste for all genres and is now utilizing his skills and broad music knowledge at Howard Rosen Promotion. As a member of a handful of unknown bands that never left the garage, Alex is driven to ensure that doesn’t happen to anyone else.
Scotty’s love for radio began when he was 7 years-old living in Sioux Falls, SD., where he made frequent visits to the local radio station down the street from his home. He enjoyed collecting their bumper stickers and watching the DJs through a big plate glass window. His mother recognized his passion for entertainment, so she bought him a Mr. Microphone that allowed him to live out the dream of being a radio DJ. His first gig was in 1996 at WJMX-FM in Florence, SC., where he worked his way up from weekend warrior to afternoons and finally mornings. During his tenure there, he served as program director, music director and promotions director. He was also involved with other stations including, WDAR-FM, WEGX-FM, WJMX-AM, WSQN-FM, WFLZ-FM, and WPFM-AM. Working in radio for almost 12 years gave him the tools and knowledge necessary to branch off as a wedding/event DJ, worldwide voiceover artist and freelance video journalist for the Travel Channel. After eight years working with Howard Rosen Promotion on the programming side, Scotty decided he wanted to try radio promotion, and in 2009 he joined the HRP team from Florence, SC where he currently resides.