Lisa Gottheil

United States

Grandstand Media


Lisa Gottheil is the co-founder of Grandstand Media, one of the most respected and in-demand music publicity firms in the world. At Grandstand, she has overseen international campaigns for such artists as Tame Impala, Perfume Genius, and Sam Fender, while also working with organizations such as Governors Ball Festival, SoundCloud, and the non-profit Sounds of Saving.

Gottheil got her start in the music business as a DJ at Berkeley, CA., radio station KALX, and then spent five years in retail, video promotion, and publicity roles at Rough Trade Records. In 1991, she co-founded AutoTonic Publicity and Management, who worked with a number of bands at the start of their career, such as The Afghan Whigs. From 1996-2013, she ran her own company, 230 Publicity, while simultaneously overseeing the press department at Beggars Banquet, and later serving as VP of Publicity for the larger Beggars Label Group.

Gottheil is on the board of the non-profit Josh's Fund, which is dedicated to providing educational support to oncology nurses, and co-founded the non-profit The Sled, which aids housing-insecure New York public school children and their families. She lives in New York with her husband and two teenage children.


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