Thomas A. Silverman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. – Tommy Boy, Board member A2IM (USA)
Tom is the founder of Tommy Boy Music and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1981. He has over 28 years experience in the hip-hop, urban, alternative, dance, rock and gospel music markets.
He founded Dance Music Report in 1978, the preeminent newsletter for DJs for over 15 years. He was a founder and partner in the legendary New Music Seminar, the world’s seminar music industry convention during the 80’s.
Mr. Silverman serves on the board of RIAA, Sound Exchange, A2IM, and has served for many years on NAIRD/AFIM board, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Dance Music Hall of Fame, as well as the NARM Manufacturer’s Advisory Board.
Tom was the recipient of the NARAS Heroes Award in 2000. He has a degree in environmental science from Colby College and attended Graduate School at Western Michigan University in Environmental Geology.