ABOUT US

Combine a passion for music with decades of experience at major and indie labels, distribution companies, music retail and wholesalers, and sprinkle in a DIY mentality and you've got the Almighty Music Marketing team.  We've been serving the retail and online marketing needs for labels, distributors, managers and recording artists since 1995, and have built an exceptional reputation by offering quality services that you can depend on.

NAME: Clark Benson
TITLE:  CEO/Founder
BIRTHPLACE: Evanston , IL
GREATEST DISCOVERY (musically speaking): Neil Young & Crazy Horse at age 19
BIO: Clark Benson founded ISIS Listening Stations in 1995, and Almighty in 1998. Prior to this, Benson worked for Virgin Records and I.R.S. Record label in Los Angeles. In 1996 Benson also co-founded a record store, Off/Beat Music in Redondo Beach CA. In 2001 he sold his 50% ownership interest to his partner. A serial entrepreneur type, Benson was also co-founder of eCRUSH.com, Inc, a top young adult destination site purchased in 2006 by Hearst Digital Media. A nice summary of that story is here. Benson is a music fanatic who can typically be found at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Bridge Benefits, Vegoose, ACL Fest, and any other rock festivals that may spring up.

In 2009, Benson launched an ambitious consumer internet site Ranker. See his 500 Best Bands In Rock.
NAME: Joel Oberstein
TITLE:  President
BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA
GREATEST DISCOVERY (musically speaking): Wings Over America on 8-track... it was like six cartridges!
BIO: Joel Oberstein is a 25 year music industry veteran who runs the day-to-day operations of Almighty Music Marketing. Oberstein joined Almighty in 1998 after a long run as GM for Los Angeles-based indie retail chain Tempo Music, and has been instrumental in building the business up to where it is today, serving hundreds of clients annually under multiple programs. He enjoys spending time with his family, all things music, sports, tinkering in the garden and an occasional hamentashen.
NAME: Vince Hans     
TITLE:  Vice President
BIRTHPLACE: Bronx , NY
GREATEST DISCOVERY (musically speaking): Jim Ladd – Legendary night time DJ at KMET in Los Angeles – plus stereo headphones.
BIO:Vince came to Almighty with 25 years experience in the record industry. Prior to Almighty, he worked at the Welk Music Group (Vanguard & Sugar Hill Records) where he handled sales and marketing to the independent retail sector while overseeing catalog marketing and repackaging efforts. Before his eight years at Welk, Vince enjoyed 10 years in sales and marketing at Capitol-EMI/Cema Distribution. He began his music career at Los Angeles independent retailer, Tempo Records, where he helped usher in the compact disc revolution.  In his spare time, Vince pays tribute to musicians, singers, songwriters and others in the music industry who have passed away. The Music’s Over.


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