al brock-spin doctors music group-bw-400x450Al Brock was born in Denver and grew up living next door to a legendary Denver Radio DJ. By the time he was 13 years old, Al had officially begun his career in radio. He was definitely hooked and it wasn’t long before he worked his way up to being a disc jockey.

As his career progressed he continued to move up the ranks to program director and various other management roles. He worked in multiple genres in cities all over the country including Tampa, Orlando, St Louis, Indianapolis, Providence, and Richmond, eventually landing in Nashville which is now where he calls home. With a career that has now spanned 42 years, Al has been witness to the continual change and evolution of radio and the music industry.

When he started as a DJ he played vinyl records. Vinyl gave way to tapes, both cartridge and reel-to-reel, which later morphed into CDs, then MP3s, and finally now everything is digital. His first few years as a program director had him drawing up music schedules with pencil and paper.

Of course that is all computerized now as well. While the mechanics of his job have changed over the years, the one constant for Al that has not changed is his allure for the music. “It has always been about the music,” says Al. “It always starts with a great song!” In 2010, Al began another chapter of his career when he moved out of radio and into radio promotion by founding Spin Doctors Music Group.

His goal for the company was to provide a comfortable place of support for new and independent artists who might not otherwise fit in the mainstream music scene. Not one to rest on his laurels, Al has another project in the works that he is excited about. He has developed his own internet radio station which will stream classic music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The station will be fueled by his huge music collection which includes every pop song ever released from 1956-1987. His station is set to launch soon – stay tuned.

Contact Al:
ph: (615) 329-3375

kristin johnson-spin doctors music group-bw-400x450Kristin Johnson (Exec VP/COO)

Kristin was born in Virginia Beach, VA but grew up all over the United States. With a father
who worked in radio it’s no surprise that Kristin gravitated toward the family business. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Recording Industry Management.

She has over 10 years of radio experience including working on air and also in the Promotions department at Sony Music. In 2010 she co-founded Spin Doctors Music Group with Industry veteran Al Brock, and serves as the Chief Operating Officer overseeing the day-to-day operations. With a passion for music and the music industry, she likes to be involved in many ways including being a member of Solid (Society of Leaders in Development).

Solid is an organization that addresses the changing needs and development of music business professionals, and is dedicated to improving the future success of the industry. Kristin is fearless, passionate and a huge advocate for her clients, the awesome music, and our company. She is about to launch an exciting new service for emerging artists. So, as we used to say in radio, “keep it here for more details”.

Contact Kristin:
ph: (615) 329-3375

dr-dave-young-spin-doctors-nashville-150x150Dr. Dave Young

Dave is a graduate of UCM the University of Central Missouri. His radio career started with overnights and weekends at Q96 in Clinton Mo in the mid 90’s. Along with wife Mary and another couple they ran a Christian coffee house for teens in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Dave would book the bands. They would also have an outdoor all day-all evening concert in the middle of the summer for several years. It was a dream of Dave’s to help teens have a place to go and it was all at no charge. In 2005 he began working as an internet sportscaster for Today’s New Hit Country 95.3 KDKD in Clinton Mo. By the next spring Dave was working in the studio and never looked back. He has been the Program Director, Music Director. “Dr. Dave” has had a continuous afternoon show for several years. Known for giving new talent a place to showcase their music. He has a love of music and wants to do all he can to promote the next great artist and song! Dave and wife Mary have four kids and now four grand children.
Contact Dr. Dave:
(615) 329-3375

Sarah Barnes
Promotions Coordinator
(615) 329-3375

Hunter Lyons
(615) 329-3375

Dean Purificato
Director of A&R and Client Services
(615) 329-3375

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