With a rich history that includes tenures at Roadrunner and Atlantic Records, signing highly successful and cutting-edge bands such as KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, BAD RELIGION, OPETH, MEGADETH and DRAGONFORCE, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how that will continue expand Razor & Tie‘s already burgeoning rock, alternative and metal footprint in the market place.
Razor & Tie head of A&R Pete Giberga comments, “Mike brings to the table serious A&R chops and a level of expertise that we find critical to our success as a company. I couldn’t be happier that someone with his vision, creativity and credibility is going to be a part of our team.”
Gitter adds, “Razor & Tie is already a growing force in the world of cutting-edge music. It has an energy and vitality that only happens once in the evolution of a company — and it’s a privilege to be asked to be part of it.” He continues, “I have a personal history with Pete Giberga and SVP of marketing John Franck that goes back many years. There’s a respect we have for each other built out of watching each other careers. We’re music people first and foremost.”
Gitter will take on A&R responsibilities that will encompass not merely his skills in identifying talent but all-around aspects of A&R, including helping to identify talent, signing and record making. Mike will also be involved with Razor & Tie‘s expanding palette of business ventures.
While Gitter has been actively working for labels since 1993, he has also honed his skills as a journalist and artist manager.
Gitter will be based out of Los Angeles, California.