Established in 1999, SpinLab Communications is squarely positioned at the nexus of artistry and business. With a diverse client roster that has included GRAMMY Award Winning recording artists, record-breaking concert tours, privately held media operations and leading Fortune 500 companies, SpinLab creates innovative, fully integrated communications plans that bring results directly to their clients’ bottom line.
SpinLab Communications is led by founder and CEO, John Vlautin, whose 25 years as a communications expert has made him a go-to counsel for entertainment industry leaders and the most revered music artists in the world. As Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at the live event and ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), Mr. Vlautin developed the corporate communications role and devised the public relations strategy from the company’s initial spin-off through to its current status as a publicly traded enterprise with more than $5 billion in annual operating income.
While at Live Nation, he was instrumental in launching the record shattering U2 360° tour, as well as historic reunion tours by Van Halen and The Police and highly successful outings by Mariah Carey, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5 and many others.
As a veteran publicist who got his start in the record business, Mr. Vlautin has created and implemented media campaigns for such artists as Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Sade, Willie Nelson, U2 and the estate of Bob Marley.
More recently, his work at SpinLab has made him a sought after corporate communications strategist for such companies as Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Live Nation Entertainment, INgrooves Music Group, SONGS Music Publishing, Front Gate Tickets, MBS Media Campus and many others.
One of the most respected public relations professionals currently working in the field, Mr. Vlautin has performed the rare hat trick of building a reputation as both fiercely loyal to his clients and trusted by the news media.