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"Mike lives and breathes promotion; it's his 24-7 vocation. His love of music inspires his positive and winning commitment to hit records."
——Richard Palmese RMG's EVP of Promotion
BERGIN PROMOTED TO SVP OF TOP 40 PROMOTION AT RMG
Palmese Announces Appointment Today
Mike Bergin (“The Beguine”) has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Top 40 Promotion for RCA Music Group. Bergin will continue to report to Richard Palmese, Executive Vice President, Promotion for RCA Music Group and will be based in the company’s New York headquarters.

Five years ago, Bergin joined J Records upon its inception as an East Coast Regional and has served as VP of Top 40 promotion for RCA Music Group for the last three years. Bergin has been instrumental in the radio campaigns for Maroon5, Gavin DeGraw, Alicia Keys, Mario, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Christina Aguilera. Prior to RCA, Bergin worked for London/Sire.

Palmese commented: "It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Mike Bergin. Since first joining us, Mike has demonstrated an outstanding ability to maximize our music on radio station playlists quickly and successfully. As VP of Pop promotion, he has won the respect of his colleagues and peers and delivered hit after hit for our artists. I can and do count on him everyday and he's never let me down. Mike lives and breathes promotion; it's his 24-7 vocation. His love of music inspires his positive and winning commitment to hit records. Please join me is saluting one of the very best, Mike Bergin.”    

Bergin said: “I feel privileged to have been with the company since its beginning and thank Richard Palmese, Clive Davis and Charles Goldstuck for providing me the opportunity to expand my role here at RMG. I'd like to extend a sincere thank you to Richard Palmese for his unmatched leadership, guidance and patience throughout the past five years. Richard has been a tremendous teacher and I am thrilled and honored to work and win with the best team in the business.”

HITS didn’t get a comment from Davis but if we had, we’re betting he may have mentioned Santana and the Monterrey Pop Festival.
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