SpinDrift Media & Entertainment was started in 2001 by Ami Blackwell who has spent the last 15 years working as part of the entertainment industry. When SDME first opened, Ami worked with bands who needed bios and one-sheets and also represented the Stacia Leigh Bed & Breakfast in Galveston, Texas. During her senior year at U of H Clear Lake, Ami interned in the Public Affairs department at NASA. After graduation in 2002, she moved to New York City to earn an MBA in Media Management from Metropolitan College of New York.
During her tenure in the Big Apple, Ami worked for Planned Television Arts in the Faith-based publishing division and was instrumental in booking Oliver North on a satellite radio tour.
Relocating to Nashville in 2004, Ami was hired by Kathi Atwood of Music City News Media to promote such noted artists as Aaron Tippin, Chely Wright, Chris Cagle, Eddie Money, Mark Chesnutt, John McEuen, and Tracy Lawrence. In addition, she helped to shape the careers of up-and-coming artists by assisting in the creation of press kits and scheduling interviews and appearances for Cowboy Crush, Rhonda Towns, Amber Rhodes, Eric Durrance, Tom Wurth, TaVeren, Damon Smith and River County, all of whom were releasing singles and albums to the MusicRow.
In 2009 Ami returned to Texas and become involved in the Texas Music Scene. Working with A-Blake Records, she was instrumental in Jason Cassidy achieving two #1 singles on Texas Regional Radio Report and a #1 video on CMT Pure's 12-Pack Countdown. She also worked with the label's first signed artist, the alternative rock band Pale, consulting on a music video, photography shoot and overseeing tour press during a run with FUEL. In 2015, she signed Breelan Angel as the flagship artist of SDME.
Many artists don’t realize the value of a publicist and think publicity is the job of an agent or manager. Making the right choices based on personal relationships is not always the best course of action for entertainers. We hear too many stories of artists regretting that they didn't call us before hiring a relative or going it alone.
With a kind heart, a passion for travel, music, film, books and basically all of pop culture, Ami Blackwell and the staff of SpinDrift Media & Entertainment are ready to serve the publicity needs of artists, authors, filmmakers, corporate clients and others seeking first class publicity services with a personal touch.
View my scope of services. Then, let me create your story.
spin (verb): to provide an interpretation of, in a way meant to sway public opinion