President, Clay Pasternack Inc.
Clay Pasternack, President of Clay Pasternack Inc. (CPI), consults record companies, regional and national accounts, sales for distribution, manufacturing and fulfillment, and research and development of CD reissues for independent and major labels. A 42-year veteran of the independent music industry, he has held executive positions at independent distributors such as M.S. Distributing, Best & Gold, Action Music, Transcontinent and others. Clay served on the AFIM Board of Trustees for over 20 years and as Co-Executive Director of AFIM for 7 years. Current clients include several labels, rackjobbers, major national retailers as well as Burnside Distribution and the Handleman Co. On behalf of label clients, he has also worked with Ryko, Select-O-Hits, Fontana, Navarre, Koch, Red and others.