Industry veteran Tom Callahan began his music business career in 1986 after several
years as a touring and studio musician.
Callahan has held executive positions with three record labels including Enigma
Records, I.R.S Records and Virgin Records, where he rose to VP of Radio Promotion
for adult formats. He departed in 1992 to start his own companies including Tom
Callahan & Associates which still operates today as a consultancy, specializing in
Licensing, Artist Management, Radio, and Team Building.
In his early marketing and promotion career Callahan was involved with some of the
most successful artists in history. Some highlights were, Shania Twain, Rod Stewart,
Lenny Kravitz, Paula Abdul, Le Ann Rimes, Bonnie Raitt, Goo Goo Dolls Sixpence None
The Richer and many others.
In the early 90's Tom co-founded Laurel Canyon Entertainment and managed Donnie
Kehr, Lisa Mordente, Natalie Archangel, Arnold McCuller, Thom Bishop and others, as
well as simultaneously co-founding Coyote Records, where some of these artists
released their records; including the first Suzy K CD and the soundtrack for CBS movie
of the week "Attack Of The Killer B Movies".
In the mid 90's Callahan formed Boulder Entertainment Group with another industry vet
and continued his independent promotion company as well as his management and
consulting business, working with virtually every major record company. Tom was
nominated for Promotion Person of the year two years running 1998 and 1999 and was
responsible for negotiating the first ever group radio promotion deal...with Citadel
Communications. B.E.G's management clients included Phoebe Snow, Paul
Ventimiglia and Deborah Franco, but often consulted other high profile clients as well as
sat on the board of directors for nationally syndicated radio show "E-TOWN based in
In 1999 Tom founded Vellum Entertainment where he served as President until 2004.
R&R magazine nominated Vellum as "GOLD AC label of the year" in 2000 off the
success of Vellum artist Suzy K. Callahan continued his management business
representing Jordan Hill, Jeff Timmons (98 degrees), and Richard Maranon and Suzy K.
For the past several years, Tom has been in demand as a consultant and advisor to tech start-ups such as Clip Interactive, Mad Genius Radio, Instreamatic.ai and Tone Protocols . Tom also held the Chief Customer Officer title and was the very first employee for music licensing company "Songtradr" from 2014-late 2016 helping to build that company into the powerhouse it currently enjoys.
Some of the most recent artists Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Olivia Rox, Amy Hef, Ms. Moxie, Justin Hopkins, David Boyles (Davey B.), Krissi Moses, MIGGS, Karisa Winett, Kaile Goh, Kid Hudson, Katy Rose, Cab 20, Natalia Lesz, Michael Shapiro, J-Henry, as well as grammy award winning mixer/producer Krish Sharma. Additionally, Tom is in demand as a guest lecturer at Musicians Institute and various convention panels here in the U.S. and abroad maintaining his vast international network.