As President of the Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group, Jerry serves as a music business career consultant overseeing radio and social media campaigns, as well as, providing management consultation to independent and aspiring artists.
As an active member of the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy, Music Managers Forum-US, Association of Independent Music Publishers, National Music Publishers Association, National Association of Recording Industry Professionals and Country Music Association, Jerry is frequently called upon as a guest speaker at local colleges that have Music Business courses and as a judge for talent competitions.
Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group has been awarded or nominated for over a dozen industry awards and received Gold and Platinum plaques for their efforts in support of Shania Twain, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz, and Jason Mraz to name a few.
During his tenure at Columbia Records (1986-1997), Jerry received numerous executive awards including the label’s 1988 Promotion Person of the Year and back to back Billboard Top 40/Crossover Label Promotion Awards in 1988/1989. He was responsible for overseeing promotional campaigns that led to record-breaking airplay and chart history for Grammy Award winners and multi-platinum artists Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, George Michael, Harry Connick Jr., Kenny Loggins, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, Neil Diamond, New Kids On The Block, Shawn Colvin and more.
In the early '80s, Jerry did radio promotion for the British label Chrysalis Records and worked an artist roster that included Pat Benatar, Blondie, Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Idol, Go West, Spandau Ballet and Paul Hardcastle.
Jerry's journey began in earnest around 1977 when John Travolta aka Tony Manero was dancing to disco music on Saturday Night Fever. Seeing the opportunity to pursue a career as a nightclub DJ and radio personality, Jerry began to network with industry movers and shakers who asked him to promote their releases to his ever-growing database of fellow club DJs and record pools nationwide. During this era, Jerry established Platinum Promotions and began publishing his influential Lembo Letter. Jerry has recently been inducted into the Legends of Vinyl DJ Hall of Fame.
Jerry is a natural leader, an agent of change with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge who is always willing to take risks and explore uncharted territory. His visionary actions have had a positive influence on both artist development acts and established career musicians. Sagittarius is the sign of the entrepreneur. Their tremendous will power, self-belief, intellect, insight, and enthusiasm are their strengths which help them to persevere to achieve their objectives and toil unrelentingly! Sagittarian Jerry Lembo, born on November 30th, has turned his passion for music into over 40 years of entertainment-related career milestones both as an entrepreneur and as an intrapreneurial corporate executive.
JERRY LEMBO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Artist management. Music Publisher. Music business and social media consultant. Assist in developing strategic marketing and promotion plans. National music promotion for all mainstream radio formats (Top 40/Adult Top 40/Modern AC/Adult Contemporary).
1996-1997: VICE PRESIDENT NATIONAL PROMOTION
Developed daily strategic plans for a local, regional and national promotion staff of forty. Interacted with the department heads and staff members of A & R, Product Management, Marketing, Video Promotion, Publicity, Sales and Emerging Technologies to enhance the continued development of a diversified roster of Top 40, Rhythm-crossover, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Album-oriented Rock, Alternative and AAA recording artists. Primary contact with more than three dozen broadcast consultants. Promotion liaison with fourteen Sony Branch and Sales Managers.
1990-1996: V. P. ADULT CONTEMPORARY PROMOTION
Managed and directed two national and eighteen local promotion staff members in their efforts to secure and maintain airplay at hundreds of Billboard, Radio and Records, Gavin and Network 40 reporting radio stations. Assisted in the preparation and execution of all marketing related functions including radio and tipsheet advertising, promotion tours, independent promotion, the purchase and distribution of concert tickets and development of creative contests.
1989-1990: NAT'L DIRECTOR, TOP 40 SINGLES PROMOTION
Participated in the selection, scheduling, and promotion of all single music releases for the Top 40 format. Interacted with local field staff, industry trade magazines, broadcast consultants, program and music directors.
1986-1989: LOCAL PROMOTION MANAGER/NEW YORK
Responsible for setting up, initiating and maintenance of multi-format airplay at New York/New Jersey metro area radio stations. Participated in the creation and execution of promotion and marketing plans in support of the regional branch sales office.
1984-1986: NATIONAL DIRECTOR, DANCE MUSIC AND REGIONAL Top 40 PROMOTION/MARKETING MANAGER
Directed field staff in the coordination of all promotional activities relative to club and mix show play and record pool service on all dance music related releases. Additionally, I promoted all multi-format releases to radio.
1976-1984: PRESIDENT/OWNER-PLATINUM PROMOTIONS
Independent promotion and marketing company specializing in urban contemporary and dance music. Served as the Saturday night MC, introducing music acts, at the legendary Studio 54. Member of the Disco DJ Hall of Fame.
Active Member Of:
AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) Premiere Member
Member of the National Music Publishers Association
MMF-US (Music Managers Forum-US) Executive Board Member
NARIP (National Association of Recording Industry Professionals)
The Recording Academy/New York Chapter (Member since 1998)
Country Music Association Member
Legends of Vinyl/DJ Hall of Fame Member
Jerry Lembo is available for radio, TV, print, online interviews and as a guest speaker, moderator or panelist for music business events.