Founded in 1999 as PopCore Entertainment, this company is the brainchild of music industry veteran and insider Rick Eberle. Rick has held jobs in almost every facet of the business, including gigs at: Arista Records, LongIsland.com, Long Island Press/WLIR Radio, The Downtown, SoundSpectrum Music Visuals and 943 The Shark Radio.
Rick started his career in music at the tender age of 15 as songwriter, guitar player and vocalist for the legendary Long Island band Iridesense (Nico Music, BMI). He has also previously written and recorded with Playmakers, an electronic outfit comprised of Grammy nominated producer Matt Stein and Total Eclipse from The X-Ecutioners. Over the past 20 years, his musical endeavors have gained huge notoriety in the press, on television, on radio and through the internet largely due to Rick’s prowess in the field of public relations, booking, band management, marketing and promotion.
While working hard at helping his band reach their goals, and laterally working in the music business on many levels, he had an epiphany: why not use the contacts and the network he has compiled to create a business capable of creating the same buzz for other bands and companies in need? PopCore Entertainment is that business.
*Rick’s radio show UNCHARTED aired as a podcast on www.943theshark.com. His previous show UNLABELED aired from 07-09 on WMJC 94.3 FM*Rick is host and co-producer of Rising Stars on MYLITV at Verizon Fios TV News Channel 1 in New York where he interviews and features emerging talent! http://www.mylitv.com.
*Rick also has been involved with speaking engagements at University of Stony Brook, Hofstra University and Five Towns College and has appeared on panels for IBS Broadcasting Company, Huntington Arts Council and ASCAP at Lincoln Center. Additionally, Rick has sat on committees for the American Cancer Society and for the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
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