Mission Statement

Evolution Promotion is about artist development. It’s a process. We are committed to helping artists in the Eclectic, Alt-Classical, Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Acoustic, Ambient Pop, Post Rock genres evolve to their full potential. As a full service company we offer all the key essentials necessary for a successful campaign – Radio Promotion, Tour Promotion, Internet Marketing, Direct Consumer Marketing, Web Design, and Consulting services that capitalize on crucial opportunities that build careers.The Evolution Promotion team creates custom campaigns merging our services and our client’s goals to achieve breakthrough success at Radio, on the Net and in the Market Place, setting the foundation for long-term success. Through these activities, artists will gain recognition that result in maximum awareness. Evolution is wholly committed to the vital process of artist development and aims to become a relied upon source for our artist’s first and subsequent releases.Contact us at 978.658.3357 or info@evolutionpromotion.com

If you would like to submit music for consideration, we invite you to get your music over to us so that we can listen and discuss how we can help. Please send us a link where we can listen or send a cd to the following address:

Evolution Promotion
7 Arlene Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887
978.658.3357

Once your music arrives, we will listen and contact you to discuss your goals, promotional opportunities and fees.

Karen Lee

President and Founder

Karen Lee is President and Founder of Evolution Promotion, a full service artist development company, specializing in Radio Promotion, Tour Promotion, Online Press and Marketing, Direct Consumer Marketing, Web Design and Hosting and Consulting in all areas of the music business.

Karen Lee started her music career in Boston at WEA in the early 80’s and was quickly hired by the Elektra Records label for a National Promotion position in New York where she worked with a diverse artist roster including The Cars, Motley Crue, Johnny Rotten’s PIL, Metallica, 10,000 Maniacs, The Cure, Anita Baker and Howard Jones.

In 1987, Karen was hired by Miles Copeland’s I.R.S. Records for National Promotion duties in the Northeast. She was promoted to the Vice President of Promotion position for the I.R.S.label as well as Sting’s Pangaea Label, which took her to Los Angeles in 1995. While with the labels, Karen worked with Sting, Cheb Mami, R.E.M., The GoGo’s, Concrete Blonde, Jools Holland, The English Beat, Squeeze, Stewart Copeland’s Animal Logic, General Public, Fine Young Cannibals, Wall of Voodoo and The Alarm among others.

In 1998, Miles Copeland opened his new and current label, ARK21 Records and installed Karen as his Vice President of Promotion. Later that year, Karen began her own independent promotion company, Evolution Promotion with her business partner, Karen Doran. Evolution’s eclectic roster includes Blow Up Hollywood, AIR, Porcupine Tree, Hilary Mcrae, Craig Armstrong, Nathaniel Street West, Jane Siberry, William Orbit, Massive Attack, Mannheim Steamroller. Evolution Promotion handles daily promotion operations for various Major and Independent Record Labels.

In July 2005, Karen founded Online Radio Promotion, a new division of Evolution Promotion. The company distributes and promotes music to licensed online radio stations and other online outlets in all formats.

In late 2007, Karen co-founded a new music publishing company, Winethirty Music. The company is in the process of signing its first artists and composers and aims to become a successful boutique worldwide publishing company.

If you would like to submit music for consideration, we invite you to get your cd over to us so that we can listen and discuss how we can help. Please send to the following address:

Evolution Promotion
7 Arlene Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887
978.658.3357

Once your music arrives, we will listen and contact you to discuss your goals, promotional opportunities and fees.

Karen Doran

General Manager

Karen Doran (KD) began her career in entertainment publishing during the 1980’s in New York. Working for the largest US reference book publisher specializing in a range of publications from Who’s Who in Music and Film to publishing the notorious Variety Magazine. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1994, KD was employed by the Promotion department of Island Records whose artists included Tricky, Melissa Etheridge, Jim Carroll and Marianne Faithfull, amongst others.

In 1996 KD was contracted into the world of Hollywood working for an established publicist in Beverly Hills on films in production with Liam Neeson, Harvey Keitel, Brendan Fraser and Bill Paxton. Opportunity to merge her work experience in publicity and music lent itself in 1997 and KD began working with The House of Blues and Dan Aykroyd on various films, music events and the launching of The House of Blues Record Company.

In 1999 KD became co-founder of Evolution which specializes in Radio Promotion, Tour Promotion, Online Marketing, Direct Consumer Marketing, Web Design and Hosting and Consulting in all areas of the music business.

In July 2005, Karen co-founded Online Radio Promotion, a new division of Evolution Promotion. The company is partnered with RadioWave Monitor to distribute, promote and track music to licensed online radio stations in all formats.

If you would like to submit music for consideration, we invite you to get your cd over to us so that we can listen and discuss how we can help. Please send to the following address:

Evolution Promotion
7 Arlene Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887
978.658.3357

Once your music arrives, we will listen and contact you to discuss your goals, promotional opportunities and fees.