New York, N.Y. – March 24, 2009 – After an amazing 25 years, veteran music and entertainment industry publicist Jody Miller is announcing her plans to retire from public relations, effective August 2009.
As one of the early independent publicists and PR firms in the music industry, Miller and JLM PR have seen tremendous change in the business over the past quarter century. She and JLM are fortunate to have been involved in some seminal campaigns and events, some of them history in the making. Roger Waters’ The Wall celebrity concert, set on the Pottsdamer Platz between East and West Berlin just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, drew 350,000 people; Live AID ’85 with Duran Duran and its offshoot groups The Power Station and Arcadia; Russell Simmons, who Miller and JLM have represented for the past eight years, including all of his non-profits and some of his for-profits, launching and helping to build the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and the Diamond Empowerment Fund; and such icons and organizations as Al Green, John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop, The Cure, Kanye West, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, LIFEbeat and the American Women in Radio & Television, among many others.
“This has been an incredible 25 years, filled with some wonderful people and experiences,” Miller emphasized. “It’s fascinating to look back and acknowledge how differently things were done when I was coming up and how the media landscape has so changed. All in all, I feel very blessed to have had a great team of people around me who helped me build JLM over the years and did great work. I now am very excited about embarking on the next chapter of my life.”
JLM PR, Inc. will retire with Jody Miller, who will consult select clients and previous staff members, on a case-by-case basis, for the next several months.