DAVIE, FL (CelebrityAccess) – Hard Rock International announced this week that it has appointed Ken Blaustein to the newly-created role of Director of Music and Artist Relations.
In this new position, Blaustein will be responsible for evolving the brand’s global music persona through new initiatives that resonate with the next generation of global music fans while continuing to honor Hard Rock’s iconic legacy in music. As part of these initiatives, Blaustein will oversee music programming, artist and lifestyle partnerships, industry relations, experiential activations, data integrations and the development of original content offerings.
The Director of Music and Artist Relations is a new and exciting position at Hard Rock and we are privileged to welcome Ken to the Hard Rock Team,” said Stephen Judge, President of Cafe Operations for Hard Rock International. “Ken has an impressive record of exceptional leadership, cultivating authentic artist culture and demonstrating vision in the digital era of the music business. We look forward to seeing Ken excel in this position and to continue to evolve the musical DNA that our guests have come to know and expect from Hard Rock International.”
Blaustein brings with him to the role more than 20 years of experience in the music industry. Prior to joining Hard Rock International, Blaustein was based in Los Angeles serving as the Senior Director of Artists & Repertoire and Artist Relations for Capitol Records and Virgin Records, as well as the Director of Artists & Repertoire at Warner Bros. During this time, his teams shaped the careers of breakthrough artists My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon, 30 Seconds to Mars and The Used, among others. Most recently, he co-founded the event ticket startup Contender.com.