Meet the Team

 

Andrea Young

ANDREA YOUNG

Partner

Andrea is an entrepreneur with extensive experience and expertise running projects and companies from startups to established brands.  As a management executive she has worked for a major label and distribution company on campaigns for Tom Petty, Spyro Gyra, Chaka Khan, Elvis Costello and hundreds of lesser known artists; co-owned a music retail chain of 15 stores; co-founded the company that computerized over 2000 retail and wholesale music industry stores and warehouses; was part of the group that created SoundScan; ran and chaired Aspen Colorado’s public radio station (APR), and continues to produce and host weekly radio news and music shows on APR.   Recently she has focused her energies on music curation services, playlists, and working with emerging and established artists through label services offered at DPG Worldwide.

Kurt Nishimura

KURT NISHIMURA
Publicist

A native Southern Californian born in LA, raised in the OC and currently residing in Silver Lake, Kurt sports a lifetime obsession with all things music which includes 24 years in the biz working the publicity angles for a wide variety of artists and genres.  He attended UCLA remaining undeclared for 4 ½ years instead focused on attending legendary tours by the likes of The Smiths, Jesus & Mary Chain, The The, Echo & The Bunnymen (who’ve finally come full circle as a client), Cocteau Twins, Gun Club, Husker Du, countless Janes Addiction club dates, etc..  He finally graduated and landed an internship with Enigma Records where he immersed himself in early Flaming Lips and Tim Buckley albums.  A whirlwind of major/indie label gigs ensued throughout the 90’s and early oughts including Island Music Publishing, Virgin Records, MCA Records (7 years in publicity department—working with everyone from Lyle Lovett to Al Green) and Windham Hill/Private Music (6 years as head of the PR department creating campaigns for Etta James, Barry White, Janis Ian & George Winston among others).  Freelance life beckoned and he continued working with artists as diverse as Bill Frisell, Boz Scaggs, Camper Van Beethoven, the Bunnymen, Ravi Coltrane, Los Lobos, Angelique Kidjo, Loudon Wainwright III  and others.  When not working with musicians, he’ll likely be watching Dodgers and Clippers games.

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MATTHEW KAYSER
In-House Writer

Born in the Sound Beach enclave of Long Island, NY during the 1970s, Matthew Kayser is fortunate enough to really only remember the gargantuan ’80s. He had no choice but to be influenced by the mega artists of the time, true superstars such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Guns n’ Roses and The Police. His ear naturally gravitates towards tunes meant to be sung by extremely large audiences. This passion for the epic inevitably crept into Matthew’s own songwriting, that of which he has temporarily put aside after ten years of fronting some of the best (and worst) bands you’ve never heard. For the past decade, Matthew has tried to positively influence high school students in the South Bronx and Chicago’s South Side by teaching a combination of Social Studies, ELA and ethics. The only things he adores more than performing, listening to, and writing about music are his wife, Rebecca, and their three children.  NYC is where Matthew eventually wants to live while positively contributing to the music industry via his skills with the written word and his own brand of songwriting. Matthew is beyond thrilled to be writing for The MuseBox, a company that he believes quite simply “gets it” as it pertains to what musicians want and need.

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Elysia Gamo

Playlisting and Social Media Manager

Elysia (Eh – Lee – Sha) Gamo was born and raised in Riverside CA. She moved to Laguna Niguel, CA where she attended Saddleback College to earn an Associates Degree in Communications to Transfer. While she was there, she played doubles for the Women’s Saddleback Tennis Team for two years. After completing the general education requirement, she transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated with a B.A in Communications. Elysia is a foodie at heart and is a Disney enthusiast (specifically Pixar). She loves to binge watch Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Friends, but most importantly she listens to all types of music 24/7. She is very interested in discovering new music and compiling playlists that fit everyday moods and genres. When she listens to music she experiences life like she’s in a music video.

Dan Mayotte
Promotion Rep

Dan Mayotte was born and raised in Lowell, MA. After spending many of his teen years playing in bands, and catching local punk shows every weekend he moved to West Haven to attend the University of New Haven and studied business management. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, he has been involved with Radio Free Brooklyn an online radio station. He hosts Brooklyn Bandstand every Friday from 4-5 where he plays local bands, talk about local shows that night and sometimes interviews bands. In his free time Dan loves to bike around New York, go to local record shops, cook, and watch the Patriots and Red Sox.

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Molly Hanley
Playlisting/PR

My name is Molly Hanley and I am very happy to be a part of Digital Promotions Group. I have a passion for music that runs deep. My love for music started as a child with most of my influences coming from my Mom and the memories I have listening to music and singing with her and my sister. Over the years it has grown and evolved and I have a great appreciation for all styles and genres. I have a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Marist College, and I have 8 years of experience in business and marketing in various industries. I am also a former college athlete and a singer-songwriter on the side. I love writing, day dreaming, cooking, outdoor activities, and animals. My goal is to help artists achieve their dreams within this creative art form, whatever that may be, because it’s different for everyone.

Erin Kinghorn

DPG Canada Managing Partner

As an innovative, strategic and service-minded leader, Erin founded her artist development company eEK! Productions in 2008 with the mission to service and develop the Canadian Music Industry by giving artists and their teams solutions to build their brand and maximize their fanbase through multiple platforms.

In 2017, Erin and her partners launched Digital Promotions Group (DPG) Canada, a digital playlist service and US Digital PR company based in Toronto, ON . DPG Canada’s clients include Serena Ryder, Cowboy Junkies, Young Galaxy and Grand Analog.  DPG Canada and DPG Worldwide work jointly to provide  services to Canadian artists.

Prior to forming eEK! in Toronto, Erin Kinghorn spent eight years with Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group from 2000 to 2008 as Director of Sales and Marketing. There, she worked on albums by Sarah McLachlan, Tiesto, Swollen Members, Great Lake Swimmers, Be Good Tanyas and more.

Erin is a founding member of the University of Northern British Columbia which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts – Political Science and held a seat on the University Senate for 5 years. Erin has also sat on the MusicBC board for 6 years and is a member of the Across the Board initiative founded in 2017, promoting 50/50 gender equality on music industry boards by 2020.