Austin City Limits - Tom Gimbel.

Austin City Limits general manager, Tom Gimbel, joins “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” host, Thom Singer, for a conversation about the music industry, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.  Check out episode 457.

Tom Gimbel is the General Manager of the KLRU television show – Austin City Limits.  Austin City Limits is the longest running music show in American television history, the only television program ever awarded the National Medal of the Arts, a certified Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Landmark, and in 2012 the recipient of an institutional Peabody Award celebrating “37 years of excellence in television.”

Prior to joining Austin City Limits in early 2011, Gimbel’stwenty -five-plus year music industry career has included roles in independent marketing, indie and major record labels, and artist management.  From 1995 – 2005, Gimbel held senior executive positions with Arista Records where he guided successful campaigns for Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum sales certified artists such as Santana, Outkast, Pink, Dido, Whitney Houston, Carly Simon, Annie Lennox and Sarah McLachlan.

In 2005, Gimbel founded and served as President of High Wire Music Management, an independent management, label services, and music distribution company with a roster of more than 30 client artists. Gimbel also founded and served as CEO of Clatterhead, Inc., a social media advertising and marketing company.

As an artist manager, he has represented the legendary underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston for more than 20 years.

In 2017, Gimbel and Courtney Blanton co-founded the Hi How Are You Foundation – a Non-Profit organization dedicated to removing the stigma and encouraging open conversation around mental health issues.

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Thom Singer is a business motivational speaker and professional master of ceremonies / EmCee.  He works with companies and associations to get their people focused on the gap between potential and performance. Thom is the author of 12 books and the host of the “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast.