In the summer of 2009, Steve Karas & Keith Hagan announced the opening of their new
company: SKH Music. Karas and Hagan have logged over 20 years each as respected executives
in the recording industry. The mission statement of SKH is simple – super-serve a reasonable number of management and publicity clients with a creative forward-
For eight and a half years, Karas was the Senior Vice-
Prior to Wind-
His first label gig was as the Head of Publicity at IRS Records, where he was the department head for close to a decade. The roster included the Buzzcocks, Concrete Blonde, Black Sabbath, dada, Rory Gallagher, Kirsty Maccoll, Spirit, and others. He also looked after the first releases from the Nettwerk label, and Grand Slam Records, who were distributed by IRS, in addition to the No Speak Series featuring albums from Robby Krieger, Leslie West, Stewart Copeland, and a dozen others. Additionally, Karas served as the Video Promotion rep for the label, working MTV, VH1 and all national and regional broadcasters for airplay. He began his career in 1987 at Susan Blond, Inc. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and The Gunnery.
Prior to co-
Prior to joining PFA, Hagan served for nearly eight years as the VP Publicity for Mammoth Records (A division of the Walt Disney Company). During his tenure at Mammoth, Hagan oversaw the publicity department and was responsible for creating and implementing the press campaigns for the entire roster including: Squirrel Nut Zippers, Seven Mary Three, Juliana Hatfield, Joe Henry, Victoria Williams, Jason & The Scorchers and many others.
Before his long tenure at Mammoth Records, Hagan served as the “alternative” publicist
at Arista Records for two years. During that time he spearheaded the campaign for
Sarah McLachlan’s break-
Hagan’s skills and background have enabled him to service music-
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