Monday, April 15, 2024

Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani Other Music Stars Choose PMK


The crazy PR wars in Hollywood this past winter redistributed a lot of stars to new and different firms.

Now PMK, which merged with Bragman Nyman Cafarelli to become PMK BNC, has thrown down the gauntlet. They’ve brought in Dave Tomberlin from Interscope Records to their L.A. office. And Tomberlin is bringing heavy hitter clients with him.

Joining PMK-BNC are no less than the hottest star of the year, Lady Gaga (Stephanie Germanotta), as well Gwen Stefani, her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale, and Stefani’s group, No Doubt. For good measure, Tomberlin also delivers to PMK-BNC The Pussycat Dolls.

Back in the days when Pat Kingsley, Leslee Dart, and Lois Smith ran the old PMK, they had music clients. But you never really thought of them as a music agency. Now Cindi Berger and Kristen Foster have put together quite a roster adding these new names to those of  Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Joan Jett, Mariah Carey, Peter Gabriel, The Dixie Chicks, Seal, Harry Connick Jr., John Legend, Counting Crows,  and Shakira. Berger put Shakira on the cover of The Economist recently. I mean, that’s pretty cool stuff.

On top of that, PMK-BNC is handling summer tours for teenager Justin Bieber (the kids love him, even if I don’t get it), and the cast of the hit show, “Glee.”

Here’s Gavin with No Doubt:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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