Teddy Astin

Background

It was a monumental journey that took a former six-year-old paperboy to
the warehouse of Warner Brothers Records. Teddy Astin eventually became a
supervisor of the mailroom in Atlanta, to the company’s boardroom in Burbank,
California as an award-winning record promotion executive. With an impressive work
ethic and a creative approach to the music industry, he enhanced the record sales of
some of the world’s most popular artists across multiple genres: from Prince, Morris
Day & The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E, Zapp featuring Roger to Madonna, Quincy Jones,
Miles Davis, Tevin Campbell, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Bob Marley, Sly Stone, Larry
Graham, Donna Summer, Sylvester, Chaka Khan, Ashford & Simpson, George Clinton,
The Funkadelics, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Rod Stewart, Ice-T, Biz Markie, Big Daddy
Kane, Michael McDonald, Al B. Sure!, Karyn White, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Bob
James, Foreplay, (Featuring, Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East & Harvey Mason),
Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, The Isley Brothers, Joe Sample, Rose Royce, Frankie
Beverly, Jennifer Holiday, Keith Washington, Atlantic Starr, Jasmine Guy, The Force
M. D. S, Club Nouveau, Tom Tom Club and many others.

Teddy has received over 50 Gold & Platinum albums in recognition of his contributions
to their career success. (Gold [sales over 500,000], Platinum [sales over 1,000,000],
Multi-Platinum [1,000,000 +] Records & Dimond Sales 10,000,000 +) Additionally, each
artist has received nominations and awards from the NAACP Image Awards, BET, MTV,
Soul Train Awards, American Music Awards, Tony Awards, Billboard Music Awards,
Grammys Awards. Some have even been inducted into the esteemed Rhythm and
Blues and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

A Golden Past -And- A Platinum Future is his newly released memoir. The title
symbolically describes the journey from his milestone music industry achievements,
including WBR’s Promotion Person of the Year, 5-Times & MVP. Recently, Teddy was
inducted into The National Black Radio Hall of Fame (NBRHOF) for the incredible
promotions he’s done with radio stations all over the USA, along with countless other
awards and accolades to mention here. However, they are all listed in the book.
Teddy shares the stardust of his exciting two-decade music industry ride with readers,
and includes with an impressive collection of archival photos with artists with whom
he created close bonds and special relationships. A highlight is his account of taking a
young, unknown artist known as Prince on his first promotional tour, and the rest is
history.

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