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Tom Gimbel

General Manager
Austin City Limits

Tom Gimbel is the General Manager of the Austin PBS television show – Austin City Limits and President of Austin City Limits Enterprises. Now in its 48th Season, Austin City Limits is the longest running music show in television history, the only television program ever awarded the National Medal of the Arts, a certified Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Landmark, and, in 2012, the recipient of a Peabody Award for “institutional excellence in television.” In addition to managing operations for the production of the “ACL” television show, Gimbel also oversees the partner relationships with the Austin City Limits Music Festival, award-winning ACL Live at The Moody Theater live music venue and Austin City Limits Radio station.

Prior to joining Austin City Limits in early 2011, Gimbel’s thirty plus year music industry career has included roles in independent marketing, indie and major record labels, and artist management. From 1995 – 2005, Gimbel held senior executive positions with Arista Records where he guided successful sales and marketing campaigns for Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum sales certified artists such as Santana, Outkast, Pink, Dido, Whitney Houston, Puff Daddy, TLC, Usher, Toni Braxton, Carly Simon, Annie Lennox and Sarah McLachlan.

In 2005, Gimbel founded and served as President of High Wire Music Management, an independent management, label services, and music distribution company with a roster of more than 30 client artists. Gimbel also founded and served as CEO of Clatterhead, Inc., a social media advertising and marketing company.

As an artist manager, he has represented the late legendary underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston for more than 25 years.

In 2017, Gimbel and Courtney Blanton co-founded the Hi How Are You Project – a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and providing mental health education for young people.

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