Gene Gaudette is Managing Partner of Urlicht AudioVisual. He has over thirty-five years of experience within the music industry as a video, recording, web, and interactive media producer, A&R director, product marketing strategist, artistic adviser, retail and record label manager, music journalist, composer, conductor and arranger, and is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Urlicht AudioVisual's CD/Audio Blu-Ray label was launched in January 2012. Based in New York City, the label focuses on performers with a unique artistic vision and repertoire encompassing both familiar and rarely-heard works. Many of the releases feature one or more world premiere recordings. Artists featured on the label include conductor José Serebrier, violinists Elmira Darvarova and Miranda Cuckson, cellist János Starker, pianists Pascal & Ami Rogé and Elisha Abas, and double-bassist Gary Karr.
Urlicht AudioVisual also provides complete marketing, logistics and production solutions for content owners and issues advocates, including video and audio production, sophisticated audio recording restoration, web site design, database development, media and metadata preparation and post-production.
Gaudette is a partner in cutting-edge music download company mEyeFi Media. His cataloging and community solution for music distributors, labels, and publishers, musicjoom, is a module for the Joomla! content management system and is in use by a number of independent labels.
Gaudette is an early Internet adapter, having joined CompuServe in 1988, fired up his first browser in 1992, and teamed up with Jeff Koopersmith in 1997 to migrate American Politics Journal, then a regular CompuServe feature, to the World Wide Web. It is now the Web's oldest continuously operating publication of online political opinion and headline aggregation. Gaudette serves as an editorial adviser and management consultant to APJ Publications.
In 2001, Gaudette was appointed Chairman of the Foundation for Internet Action and Internet Action PAC; he remains registered as a lobbyist and partner with the KGC Group.
Gaudette has lectured on music business and recording history at the University of Connecticut and the Smithsonian Institution, and has been a panelist and presenter for events hosted by the Gustav Mahler Society of New York and MIDEM. He has reviewed New York concerts for classicalsource.com.
Gaudette is a graduate of the Hartt School, University of Hartford. He lives in New York.