Chip Schutzman brings over 20 years of media experience which includes broadcast production for radio, television and internet media outlets as well as interactive marketing concepts and campaigns. He started his career in 1985 with CBS News in New York as an assistant in the news division and worked with CBS news anchors Dan Rather, Maria Shriver and Forest Sawyer.
While there, Chip worked as an assistant on the then-new series, “48 Hours” and on the CBS Evening News. In 1987, he took on the role of general manager for radio station WCUR in West Chester, PA, and went on to work for several radio stations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
In 1994, Chip relocated to Los Angeles to work with House of Blues Entertainment as their music program director. He is credited with the initial content development for HOB Digital (hob.com). With the evolution of the Internet, Chip was instrumental in turning hob.com into the leading live music provider on the Web by developing, positioning and maintaining key relationships with artists, managers and record labels to secure digital rights for Webcasts, interviews, and marketing of special projects.
He is also credited with the development of 20 Internet radio stations within the HOB Radio Network, and was responsible for maintaining content distribution deals with AOL, MTV Interactive, DMX Music and MSN Music. In 1998, Chip implemented music downloads of exclusive live music and initiated the 99-cent purchase model several years prior to the formation of the iTunes Music Store.
Since 2001, Chip has consulted and completed online marketing projects for several platinum-selling artists including Barbra Streisand, Jewel, Gary Allan, Radiohead, Coldplay, Stone Temple Pilots, Ozzy Osbourne and Heart. Currently, Chip is working on a multiple CD compilation in honor of this year’s 50th Grammy Awards and consults for several major and indie record companies.