Val Starr Ellis

Board Member

Roseville, CA

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About Val

Val Starr has garnered a lifetime of music industry expertise coming from both a terrestrial and new media background.

Ms. Starr began her music industry career working at major record labels, ABC Records and Chrysalis Records in high level administrative positions and in radio promotion. She then went on to work at top independent radio promotion firms, Modern Music as their VP/Promotion followed by a position as National Director of Crossover Promotion for Jeff McClusky and Associates,

Having worked as an independent radio promoter, she was intrigued with the limitless promotional possibilities that new media could provide for artists. Consequently, at the start of the new millennium, she created one of the first online streaming networks, Choiceradio.com. Since then, Ms. Starr has launched some of today’s most successful independent streaming networks including GotRadio.com and 100hitz.com. In 2016 she launched her newest streaming network, Pureplayradio.com, which is now the new home of GotRadio and 100hitz.

Val brings a unique perspective to Radio Coalition, both as an independent webcaster and independent recording artist. Val has released 3 original albums with her blues band, Val Starr & The Blues Rocket. As both a music industry veteran and working recording artist, Val has a personal mission through Radio Coalition to ensure and provide fair and promising new opportunities for both independent webcasters and artists.

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