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About Us

SpinDrift Media & Entertainment was started in 2001 by Ami Blackwell 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 worked with 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, while working with A-Blake Records, 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 2012, she signed Breelan Angel as the flagship artist of SDME.

Since that time, SDME has represented many Texas Country artists including Jamie Richards (who has achieved two back-to-back #1 hits with his latest effort, LATEST & GREATEST), Grady Skelton, Parker McCollum, Josh Fuller, Shane Barnhill, Ronnie Dean Tinsley, The Warhorses and Moonlight Social. Other genre artists include Heidi Massin (EDM), Scott Evans (Indie Rock), Grant Harrison (Indie Rock), Moondy (Experimental), Rich Hopkins & The Luminarios (Rock/Americana), and Grace & Tony (AAA). In addition, she assisted in the launch of the "New Vision" fashion line from famed celebrity designer Manuel and the launch of Top Star Cruises "Texas Country Music Cruise."

With a kind heart, a passion for travel, music, film, books and basically all of pop culture, Ami Blackwell is ready to serve the publicity needs of artists, authors, filmmakers, corporate clients and others seeking first class publicity services with a personal touch.