February 4th, 2014
Earlier this year, Music executive veteran Jimmy Swan officially joined the Rum Bum Records team to work with its acts signed to the label. Rum Bum Records is based in Miami, Florida and was created by entertainment visionary entrepreneur Luis Bacardi. The label currently has rock acts Saliva and Surrender The Fall signed to its roster. Surrender The Fall released its debut album “Burn In The Spotlight” on September 18th, 2012, while Saliva is currently putting the final touches on their debut album with Rum Bum Records currently titled “Rise Up” with the lead single of the same name to be released late spring.
Jimmy Swan has spent the last 20 years in the music industry on the management and record label side of the business. Jimmy started in 1994 when he was 18 years old as a concert promoter, band manager and booking agent. By the time he was 20, Jimmy was promoting over 200 shows nationwide, booking for over 27 bands, and managed 7 bands while attending school at Dallas Baptist University. In 2007, he dedicated all efforts to running a record label and was responsible for the signing and marketing of The Dirty Heads, 12 Stones, Alien Ant Farm, Jovany Javier, Chris Medina and Jamiroquai under a record label distributed by Fontana / Universal. The Dirty Heads song “ Lay Me Down,” holds the Billboard Record as the first indie label ever to get a #1 on the Billboard Rock charts and has the longest running single ever with 11 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Alternative Charts, all spearheaded by Jimmy’s efforts and team assembly.
Jimmy Swan will be involved in all aspects of Rum Bum Records from signing acts to International expansion, starting with the current roster of Saliva and Surrender The Fall. Jimmy is looking forward to working with Rum Bum Records as he is quoted below.
“I am excited to finally be with a label that understands the importance of quality and marketing. Luis Bacardi’s passion for music is extremely motivating and is the recipe for success. I am glad to be a part of the Rum Bum family where my 20 years of experience and relationships are not limited by lack of vision. Working with Saliva, who is a multi platinum established iconic rock band, and introducing Surrender The Fall, could possibly be my most successful release year to date. The staffs already assembled at Rum Bum are some of the hardest working and best crew I have ever had the privilege of working with.”