My Generation Music Promotions

Launched on George Harrison’s 71st birthday (Feb 25, 2014) a couple of weeks after the wildly successful “50 Years Of The Beatles” concert at Syracuse’s historic Landmark Theater in front of 1,200+ Beatles fans… MY GENERATION MUSIC PROMOTIONS is Paul Davie’s return to live music-based events, marketing & fundraisers for non-profit organizations.   His events have directly raised over $250,000 for various local, regional, national and international charities over the past 20 years.

Since 1996, Paul has conceived, planned, executed and managed dozens of events and promotions using the skills he learned in 25+ years in radio, TV & print ad sales, media buying for Upstate NY McDonald’s and concert promotion marketing.

Paul has been the Promotions Manager for (and occasional performer with) The Beatles/Apple Records recording artist JOEY MOLLAND of BADFINGER since 2010.  His duties have included the design and creation of www.BadfingerSite.com using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices which helped make the site #1 on Google within 12 months when a user types “Badfinger” in major search engines.  He also administers Joey’s official Facebook & Twitter accounts.  (www.Facebook.com/OriginalBadfinger and www.Twitter.com/BadfingerJoey)

When the popular AMC cable show Breaking Bad used the 1972 Badfinger single, “BABY BLUE” for its finale episode on Sept 29, 2013 Joey was immediately thrown into a media frenzy….but Paul was prepared!  Dozens of media inquiries (from Entertainment Tonight & Variety, to Rolling Stone & ABC-TV) flew in, thanks to our website being ranked #1 for “Badfinger”.  BABY BLUE rushed to the top of the iTunes charts and Joey’s appearances increased exponentially.  The timing was perfect, as Joey’s new CD, Return To Memphis was just being released a month later, which helped the pre-order sales skyrocket!  It also led to a very popular, but Limited Edition run of “Breaking Badfinger” t-shirts, which are already highly prized collectibles.

Here some other Rock Legends, Paul has worked with, either on stage or behind the scenes:

*  Coordination of upstate NY tours for PETE BEST of THE BEATLES 2004-07
*  2009 “Legends Of Liverpool” Tour of Australia with Joey Molland of BADFINGER & Rock Hall of Famer (2010) Terry Sylvester of THE HOLLIES

*  Experience with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers:
–  Felix Cavaliere & Dino Danelli/Gene Cornish of THE RASCALS (“Good Lovin”, “People Got To Be Free”)
–  Roger McGuinn of THE BYRDS (“Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Turn, Turn, Turn”)
–  Ian McLagan of FACES/SMALL FACES (“Stay With Me”, “Itchykoo Park”)
–  Dave Mason of TRAFFIC (“Feelin’ Alright”, “We Just Disagree”)
–  Hilton Valentine of THE ANIMALS (“House of The Rising Sun”, “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”)

*  Also:
–  Denny Laine of MOODY BLUES & PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS (“Go Now”, “Live & Let Die”)
–  Brian Ray – guitarist/bassist for PAUL McCARTNEY and THE BAYONETS (“Crash Boom Bang”)
–  Earl Slick – guitarist for DAVID BOWIE, JOHN LENNON (“Double Fantasy”) and THE YARDBIRDS (’15)
–  Chuck Negron of THREE DOG NIGHT (“Joy To The World”, “One”, “Easy To Be Hard”)
–  Gerry Marsden/GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (“Ferry Cross The Mersey”, “How Do You Do It”)
–  Peter Noone of HERMAN’S HERMITS (“Henry The 8th”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”)
–  AMBROSIA / Prog rock pioneers (“How Much I Feel”, “Holdin’ On To Yesterday”, “You’re The Only Woman”)
–  MARK LINDSAY of Paul Revere & The Raiders (“Kicks”, “Indian Reservation”, “Good Thing”)
–  Phil Solem of THE REMBRANDTS (“I’ll Be There For You”/Friends TV show Theme)
–  Spencer Davis of SPENCER DAVIS GROUP (“Gimme Some Lovin”, “I’m A Man”)
–  Mark Hudson – Grammy winning writer/producer for RINGO STARR, OZZY OSBOURNE and AEROSMITH
–  John Ford Coley, formerly of ENGLAND DAN and… (“Nights Are Forever”, “I’d Really Like To See You Tonight”)
–  Mark Dawson of THE GRASS ROOTS (“Midnight Confessions”, “Let’s Live For Today”) 
–  “John & Mary” / John Lombardo and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 MANIACS (“These Are Days”, “Trouble Me”)
–  Mark Stein of VANILLA FUDGE (“You Just Keep Me Hanging On”)
–  Mike & Al Bouchard of BLUE OYSTER CULT (“Don’t Fear The Reaper”, “Godzilla”)
–  Mike Pinera of BLUES IMAGE (“Ride Captain Ride”) and IRON BUTTERFLY (“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”)

Paul’s marketing skill sets include:
*  Client Needs Analysis – identifying goals, budgets, event systems, theme creation, target market (age, demographics, geography)
*  Event Management from the starting line to the goal line, with post-event review to improve for future annual events
*  Traditional Media Placement (radio, TV, outdoor, print)
*  Social Media
*  Website development w/SEO practices
*  Cohesive & consistent integration of Graphic Design, Copywriting, Audio/Video Production and Web
*  Email newsletter database & content creation.  (A Constant Contact All-Star from 2006-2014! With 20-30% open rates!)
*  Press Release writing/Press Conference management & STRONG negotiation for Media Partnerships
*  Confidence in front of TV cameras, radio station studio mics and on-stage in front of 10 to 10,000 people in the crowd
*  Stellar Sponsorship & Event Underwriting, and Proof of Performance Follow Up
*  Compliance with NYS requirements for non-profit organizations, 501c3’s, etc.
*  And, he can “talk the lingo” on stage with musicians, technicians, road managers and on the phone with agents & venue owners/directors

Major Event Experience in Central NY:
“50 Years of The Beatles” & “BeatleCUSE” – w/60+ local music all-stars & Hall of Famers to benefit Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research
Coaches Vs. Cancer Celebrity Golf Tournament w/ Syracuse University Coach JIM BOEHEIM, Turning Stone Casino, 1997-2005
*  K-Rockathon and Fireworks Over Central NY – Vernon Downs (between 20-40,000 attendees each year), 1997-2001
“All You Need Is Liverpool” -and- July 4th Fireworks at Paper Mill Island, Baldwinsville in 2006-07-08 (over 7,000 combined)
ESPN BASSMasters at Oneida and Onondaga Lakes, 2006-07
*  Concert Fundraisers for the Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Fund, Hope For Heather, Carol Baldwin BCRF, Liverpool Fire Dept.
*  NYS Fair Tent Entertainment Coordination for Hofmann Hot Dogs, including Hot Dog Eating World Record by “Kobi”, 2013