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Baumgartner Leaves Music For Cigars

Former Hitshop Dir./National Promotion Rick Baumgartner is leaving the industry after 26 years, having accepted a position as Regional Premium Cigar Sales Representative for Nat Sherman International. "It just felt like it was time," he says. "I love cigars, I've been giving cigars to radio for 20 years and I'm passionate about it. It was the right fit." Prior to joining HitShop in early 2013 (CAT 1/9), Baumgartner spent time at Black River, Warner Bros., Decca, Atlantic, Broken Bow, Equity and others. Reach him here.