Songwriter, Musician, Song Plugger, Manager / Agent, Publicist, Record Label
Tell us about yourself:
Howard Dee is highly thought of as one of the “go-to” persons in Europe and beyond on all things Country. Enjoying a career spanning 26 years, writing in prestigious magazines such as Country Music People and broadcasting on T.V. and Radio Worldwide in addition to working in P.R.and Artist Management. Howard acted as a regular P.R. consultant to major record labels (Sony Music, London, and B.M.G. Ireland) and groups such as the C.M.A. in Nashville,where as a member, he served on the European Advisory Committee for 3 years.
Through his media company DEE SYNDICATIONS Howard assisted radio stations in a pre internet world, access hard to get to artists in the U.S.A. via syndicated programming made available to Country music presenters.Howard's company worked closely with US media associates such as Ron Huntsman Entertainment(Nashville) and Byworth-Wooten International(London) .The Company also made other independent programming for local Independent Regional radio . The Wrangler sponsored GARTH BROOKS SPECIAL aired on ALL of Ireland’s independent stations, the first syndicated broadcast to do so in 1994. In a highly unprecedented gesture Garth Brooks publicly acknowledged Howard’s contribution in promoting him in Europe from the stage of Dublin’s Point Theatre during his weeklong 8 concert Marathon in 1994 paying tribute to “his Irish Buddy”.
Howard compiled the weekly AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN in association with COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE MAGAZINE (UK) for 14 Irish Stations throughout the late 90s.
DEE SYNDICATIONS has worked closely with some of the world’s leading brands such as...Carling, Coors Budweiser, Wrangler, Delta Airlines, K-TEL , NESTLES(Irl.)And nurtured positive working relationships with many of Ireland’s premier venues such as LANGTONS KILKENNY,BREAK FOR THE BORDER DUBLIN,THE GLENEAGLE HOTEL.
2012 Howard formed the DEE Artist Agency which handles diverse musical careers including
U.S.Singer/Songwriter and Premier Records Recording Artist Nick Nichols.
And Premier Records New Irish Country Star Shane O’Neill and in
2014 signed singer/songwriter Kathy Crinion who is also represented in USA by Star One Entertainment.
Howard Dee was appointed “Director of European Operations” to Star 1 Records a division of Star One Entertainment Group
With offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and London, Howard runs the European Division from Ireland expanding the label’s interests in Europe expanding it’s roster and assembling tours, co-ordinating Media Promotions and also working closely with many prestigious groups such as
The International Songwriters Guild (ISG). http://www.irishsongwritersguild.com