SOURCE AWARD RECIPIENT
Robin Enterprises, Columbia/ Sony Records, United Artists Records, Crystal Gayle
A California native, after graduating from USC with a degree in social services, Debi Fleischer-Robin took a temporary job as publicity assistant at United Artists Records, Los Angeles. For the next four years, promoted first to west coast publicity manager then national tour press manager, she worked and traveled with artists such as Electric Light Orchestra, Paul Anka, War & Don McLean. She was transferred to Nashville in 1976 as director of country publicity & artists relations, to help launch the solo career of Kenny Rogers and heighten the visibility of UA's entire country roster. She left the label a year later to go on the road with Crystal Gayle as road manager. Two years later, she was named vice president of operations for Gayle Enterprises. In 1981, she joined the promotion staff at CBS Records in Nashville (later Sony Music), where she remained for 17 years, working with such artists as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Doug Stone, Rodney Crowell, Ricky Van Shelton, Rosanne Cash,
Vern Gosdin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and others. Starting as promotion coordinator, she was upped to manager of secondary promotion, then moving internally to Columbia Records where she was named regional country promotion manager, director, senior director, and ultimately vice president of national country promotion. She formed Robin Enterprises in 1998, a music industry consulting company specializing in artist and radio development. In her role as president, she spearheaded the #1 comeback for Kenny Rogers with "Buy Me a Rose," and for Randy Travis with "Three Wooden Crosses." She is married to commercial realtor, Charles Robin.