Rick Savage

Rick Savage

Digital at iTunes / Beats Music

Location
Greater Los Angeles Area
Industry
Entertainment

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Rick Savage's Overview

Current
  • Digital - iTunes & Beats Music at Apple
  • Executive Producer / Founder at TSG
Past
  • Music Director / Producer at Yahoo!
  • On-Air Talent at 91X
  • Music Director at Musicmatch
  • On-Air Talent / Music Director at 92/1 KFSD
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Rick Savage's Summary

Coming up on 15 years in the music industry, Rick Savage creates content that has generated millions of views online as well as millions of dollars in revenue. Working with artists as varied as Tim McGraw to Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga to Metallica, The White Stripes to Kanye West, he is a proven leader that has excelled in not only content creation but marketing, programming and on-air talent.

Rick Savage's Experience

Digital - iTunes & Beats Music

Apple

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AAPL; Consumer Electronics industry

July 2014Present (4 months)

Executive Producer / Founder

TSG

July 2012Present (2 years 4 months) Venice, CA

Music video content creation for Yahoo!, Universal Music Nashville, Interscope Records, Sony Music and more including live performance, interview and lyric videos.

Director/Executive Producer for Schoolboy Q Live Performance in partnership with Red Bull.

Director/Executive Producer for Yahoo! Crash Concerts featuring 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Coheed & Cambria, Ellie Goulding.

Producer - Tim McGraw Live from USS Midway
Producer - Depeche Mode Live from SXSW
Producer - Yahoo! On The Road Tour (The Lumineers, FUN, Kendrick Lamar and others.)

Director of Original Content

VEVO

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Entertainment industry

August 2009June 2012 (2 years 11 months)

Oversee creation and execution of original series, live performance and interview content.

• Creator and Executive Producer original series “VEVO Go Shows.” Some participating artists include Kid Cudi, Demi Lovato, Nas, Florence + The Machine, Weezer, La Roux. Over 40 million views and has generated over $6 million dollars in revenue.

• Executive Producer “VEVO Presents Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music” live concert from SXSW 2011 with guests Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Big Sean and more in partnership with General Motors.

• Executive Producer original content series “VEVO24s,” “Area Codes” and “VEVO Presents.”

• Executive Producer “VEVO Presents: Adam Lambert,” released commercially as “Glam Nation Live: Adam Lambert” on DVD and Blu-ray.

• Creator and Executive Producer original series “These Are The Breaks,” a behind the scenes look at DJs in partnership with Air Force.

• Conduct exclusive interviews for VEVO News. Some participating artists include Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, The Muppets, Alicia Keys, Nas.

• Work directly with sales and marketing teams to create custom content for clients such as Fed Ex, Starbucks, McDonalds and more that has generated over $10 million dollars in revenue.

• Manage relationships with external production partners.

On-Air Talent

KROQ

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Entertainment industry

20052010 (5 years)

• On Air talent for various shifts.

• Voice talent for campaigns for Seinfeld, NBC, NBA.

• On Air endorsement deal with General Motors.

• Interviewed Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, All-American Rejects and more.

• Heard amazing stories from Rodney On The Roq.

Director of Community Marketing

Warner Bros. Records

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Music industry

20062009 (3 years)

Oversaw day to day operations of online communities for WBR roster including official artist sites, fan clubs, street teams and presence on social networks.

• Created online/offline marketing campaigns for Metallica, The White Stripes, My Chemical Romance and more.

• Established metrics for comminuties and tracked weekly goals across site traffic, social networks and mobiles lists.

• Managed online/offline street teams to promote releases, merchandise and ticket sales.

• Managed in house team of 6 employees and 22 WBR representatives across the US.

• Grew artists’ fan bases through online communities and social networks.

• Oversaw overall design of marketing tools and online elements for artist campaigns.

Music Director / Producer

Yahoo!

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; YHOO; Internet industry

20042006 (2 years) Santa Monica, CA

• Evaluated new music videos and maintained strong relationships with music industry for content acquisition as well as sales and consumer marking promotions.

• Programmed 10 online radio stations for Musicmatch Radio and LaunchCast including Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, Indie Rock.

• Interviewed artists and produced original content segments for Who’s Next new music program and Nissan Live Sets program. Artists included Christina Aguilera, Tony Bennet, Foo Fighters and more.

On-Air Talent

91X

20032004 (1 year) San Diego, CA

• On Air talent for various shifts.

• Hosted “91X Garage” radio specials featuring Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Unwritten Law.

Music Director

Musicmatch

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

20022004 (2 years) San Diego, CA

On-Air Talent / Music Director

92/1 KFSD

20002002 (2 years)

• On air talent for morning and afternoon drive time.

• Managed music direction, air talent and sales relationship for station.

• Evaluated new music and maintained strong relationships with record labels.

• Created, developed and executed promotions for sales team.

Rick Savage's Skills & Expertise

  1. Music Industry
  2. Video
  3. Promotions
  4. Music
  5. Social Networking
  6. Advertising
  7. Entertainment
  8. Marketing
  9. Music Videos
  10. Radio
  11. Sound
  12. New Media
  13. Social Media Marketing
  14. Record Labels
  15. Television
  16. Digital Media
  17. Radio Broadcasting
  18. Content Strategy
  19. Broadcast
  20. Film
  21. Storytelling
  22. Content Development
  23. Digital Marketing
  24. Final Cut Pro
  25. Concerts
  26. Video Editing
  27. Publicity
  28. Web Video
  29. Digital Strategy
  30. Facebook
  31. Producing
  32. Directing

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Rick Savage's Education

Rick Savage's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

LOS ANGELES MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL
Best Live Video - Winner
Tenacious D "Low Hanging Fruit" VEVO Go Shows

15TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS
2011 Official Honoree – Music – VEVO Go Shows

2003 RADIO MUSIC AWARDS
Urban Music Director of The Year – Nominee

2002 SAN DIEGO READER
Best Radio Show – Winner

TRADE PUBLICATIONS
Featured in HITS Magazine, Album Network, FMQB

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