Tommy Page will be joining Billboard as Associate Publisher, Endemic, effective June 20, 2011. He joins from Warner Bros./Reprise Records, where he worked as a recording artist, an A&R executive, and most recently as the Vice President of Top 40 Promotion.
“Tommy’s unique and extensive experience in many different areas of the music industry, as well as his career-long enthusiasm for the Billboard brand, makes him the perfect fit for his new position at Billboard,” publisher Lisa Ryan Howard said. “Reporting to me, he will oversee the endemic sales team, and will drive the sales efforts for Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz, the Billboard conferences and Billboard’s industry newsletters. He will also work closely with Derek Sentner, Billboard’s Associate Publisher, Consumer, and the consumer sales team on joint programs.”
“Ever since childhood, I’ve had big aspirations for my music career,” Page said. “In the inscription below my senior picture in my high school yearbook, I actually wrote ‘Billboard charts, here I come!’ — a hopeful pipe dream from an ordinary Jersey kid. Billboard is a brand I’ve believed in for my entire life, which now comes full circle with this new opportunity. I look forward joining Lisa and her talented staff.”
During his time at Warner Bros./Reprise Records, Tommy helped shape the careers of many successful artists, including Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban, David Foster and Green Day. His high-school inscription also came true: He had his own No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit in April 1990 (“I’ll Be Your Everything,” a collaboration with Jordan Knight and Danny Wood of Page’s tourmates New Kids on the Block) before returning to NYU’s Stern School of Business to pursue his career as a music executive.