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Delta Groove Music and Eclecto Groove Records

Delta Groove Music and Eclecto Groove Records are pleased to announce the expansion of our family of staff. Coming aboard as our new Director of Radio & Promotions in place of Kristal “Blue” McManigal is industry veteran, Jody Best. Jody has exactly what we are looking for to take the labels to the next level, a wealth of experience, connections and dedication. Jody Best is president and founder of Best Bet Promotions, an independent promotion company focusing on marketing and promotions with all radio formats, radio airplay with Classic Rock radio, radio special clearance and interviews with radio stations and radio syndications. Over the past year Best Bet Promotions has worked with various labels such as Capitol Records, EMI Music, Blue Note Records, Universal Music Enterprises, Sony/Legacy, Columbia Records, Rhino Records, Interscope Records, Coming Home Media/Coming Home Studios, Immergent Records and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Best Bet Promotions has cleared radio specials for On The Strip Radio Networks on Eric Clapton, Heart, Anne Murray, Don Felder and Van Halen. She has also cleared specials on Mick Jagger, Stephen Stills and Eric Clapton for Rhino Records and on Les Paul for Immergent Records. She also set-up promotions in support of Immergent’s Les Paul and Friends: A Tribute To A Legend where she set-up interviews with Slash for radio syndicates in support of the release. She has worked on Steve Miller’s 2007 and 2008 spring and summer tours setting up giveaways with Steve Miller Band’s Complete Greatest Hits on Capitol Records and Steve Miller Live From Chicago DVD on Coming Home Media. She also set-up interviews with Steve for Classic Rock radio and setting up promotional giveaways around major tour markets & sound check parties in select key markets. Best Bet Promotions has set up promotions and cleared radio special for The Beatles Help! DVD release on Capitol Records, Monty Python Life Of Brian Radio Special for Sony Pictures, secured airplay and giveaways for The Rolling Stones “Shine A Light” Soundtrack on Interscope Records, set-up promotional giveaways with David Gilmour “Live in Gdansk” CD/DVD release on Columbia Records and Cheap Trick Budokan! DVD/CD set on Sony/Legacy. Best Bet Promotions set-up promotions for The Smashing Pumpkins “If All Goes Wrong” DVD/CD release on Coming Home Media along with set-up of theatre screening campaign for the DVD with radio in 30 major markets. Best Bet Promotions worked with Def Leppard for Universal Music Group in support of their April 2008 album release of “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge”. Here she worked the band’s first single “Nine Lives” (duet with Tim McGraw) at Classic Rock radio, which she took to #1 on the Classic Rock chart. Their follow-up single, “C’mon C’mon," has remained in the Top 10 at Classic Rock for the past 4 months. She set-up promotional giveaways with the new CD at Classic Rock and also set-up artists interviews with all band members around their U.S. tour and “meet & greets” in select markets around their U.S. tour. Best Bet Promotions also worked Steve Winwood’s first single “Dirty City” at Classic Rock radio from his new album “Nine Lives” released in April 2008. Here she took the track to #3 on the Classic Rock chart and set-up promotional giveaways in select markets around his 2008 U.S. tour with Tom Petty. Previously Jody had worked at Capitol Records/EMI Music for 20 years where she worked artists such as Steve Miller, Bob Seger, Paul McCartney, setting up interviews, promotions and sound check parties around their U.S. Tours. She worked all major campaigns for The Beatles releases, setting up giveaways and radio special clearances. She also worked on promotions over the years for artists such as The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, The Rolling Stones, Grand Funk Railroad, George Thorogood, Heart, Frank Sinatra, Poison, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Crowded House and Al Green just to name a few. We are proud to welcome Jody to the Delta and Eclecto Groove family and are extremely humbled to add our artists to the plethora of artists she has worked with in the past. We hope you all will bear with us as we make this transition and help us make Jody feel right at home with the labels.

Jody Best can be contacted at EMAIL: deltagroove1@earthlink.net / PHONE: (818) 755-4460
Delta Groove Music: www.DeltaGrooveMusic.com | Eclecto Groove Records: www.EclectoGroove.com

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