Gamall Awad

Location New York

Publicist at Backspin Promotions

Music PR Writer PR
0 Projects

Work History

Publicist / CEO
Backspin Promotions
Dec 1999 - Present
New York
Independent Music PR company that represents a wide range of emerging and established talent
Curator / Publicist
Unsound Festival New York
Dec 2009 - Present
New York
Curatorial advisor for broad-ranging music festival that includes everything from classical music to noise and beyond. Publicity for festival's New York editions in 2010 (USA debut), 2011, 2012 and 2014. Coverage of the festival included stories in a broad range of media including NPR, New Yorker, New York Times, Wall St Journal and many more. Various other duties.
Event Producer
Demon Days
Sep 2005 - Sep 2009
Traveling Music event series with top tier DJ / Producer Carl Craig. Graphics were designed by top tier designers including Parra (Amsterdam). Events took place in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Washington DC and Mexico.
Event Producer
Rude Movements
Apr 2003 - May 2005
Greater New York City Area
Rude Movements was a New York based music event series that showcased new and established talent including Sa Ra Creative Partners, Pete Rock, Carl Craig, DJ Jazzy Jeff and many others.
Giant Step (Music Marketing and Event Promotions company)
1997 - Dec 1999
New York, NY
Publicity for all Giant Step events including high profile Miles A Head series (with Levi's) and Giant Step record label.
Music Supervisor / Music Researcher
Tom & Andy (Commercial music house)
1996 - 1997
Label Manager
Reflective Records
1992 - 1996
Label manager for independent music label
Freelance Writer
Jan 1990 - 1996
Freelance music writer (experimental, jazz and electronic music) for Cadence, California Jazz Now, Jazziz, San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Wire, XLR8R and others.


BA Fine Arts
Drama Centre London