Born from the passion of CEO, Amanda Charney, Black Panda PR is a premier, full-service music publicity and consulting firm, with clients across the globe.


Each Black Panda client receives a great deal of personal attention from Amanda, as well as other members of the Black Panda team.  From securing the most exclusive press items to dedicated event management and much, much more, Amanda’s unending enthusiasm and dedication to each and every Black Panda client is simply unparalleled.



As a premier full-service music PR & consulting firm, Black Panda PR provides an array of services to all of our valued clients. We’ll craft your biography, button up your brand, team up with tastemakers, manage your appearances, and a whole lot more.


As a band or artist, you’re on a mission to bring your music to the masses.  At Black Panda PR, we’re on a mission to make sure you do. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES.



Amanda Charney | Founder, CEO & Senior Publicist (New York, NY)

As the Founder and CEO of Black Panda PR, Amanda brings both undeniable passion and well over a decade of experience to the world of music publicity.


While attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amanda became “Amanda Panda,” a radio personality on Z104’s highly popular morning show, Connie & Fish in the Mornings (Top 40 Radio). This is where her infectious personality first resonated through the airwaves. It’s also where her passion for the music business was solidified.


After graduating, Amanda became a Senior Publicist at Plan A Media, working with industry titans, Ron Shapiro and Patti Conte.  At Plan A, Amanda poured her energy into promoting indie bands and working with a wide variety of artists, including: ShontelleVanessa CarltonWe Are ScientistsAri HestCreed BrattonBob SegerJustin CurrieSugar RayFrankie ValliGhostland ObservatoryJace EverettREDMark OlsonGreat Big SeaHank & CupcakesKatherine McPheeMary Mary and The Rapture.


After four years at Plan A Media, Amanda became the Manager of Media and Business Development at The Musebox, before being promoted to the company’s Head of Publicity.  In this role, she simultaneously nurtured the careers of 25 clients, including The NeighbourhoodAnna Rose,Ghost LoftThe BoltsRachael SageThe BullittsGentlemen HallThe DøAnoop DesaiNat & Alex WolffSix60Joshua RadinJay StolarNOTARThe High WireElisapieHatsune MikuCosmic SuckerpunchShiny Toy GunsSpindriftThe Glitch Mob, and Creed Bratton.


Amanda’s clients have been featured in publications such as Nylon Magazine, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and have appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, CONAN and more. Amanda played an integral role in helping The Neighbourhood sign with Columbia Records in 2012.


In her spare time, Amanda scours the New York music scene for the next big act, and spends time with her adorable puppy, Reggie Jackson. She’s also spoken at the Clive Davis School of Music.

Kelli Tomashoff | Publicist (New York, NY)

Originally from Manhattan, Kelli developed her vast appreciation for music at a young age. Her undeniable passion for the industry has led her to have experiences working with some of the most creative minds in the city. She may be small in stature, but she has a big personality…and an even bigger singing voice. Kelli loves snakes and the late, great Aretha Franklin. Still living in and loving New York, Kelli thoroughly enjoys working with Black Panda’s diverse and inspiring client roster.

Samantha Weiner | Publicity Assistant (New York, NY)

Born and bred in New Jersey, Sam went to school in the midwest, and is now back in New York, putting both her midwestern charm and go-getter attitude to good use. Sam has a a great deal of experience in the music industry,  from her role as an analyst at Sony Music to her time as a publicist at a major indie label. Now living in Brooklyn, Sam likes tattoos, guitars and wiener dogs.

Tony Endelman | Writer & Publicity Assistant (New Orleans, LA)

Born and raised in Omaha, Neb., Tony became fast friends with Black Panda CEO, Amanda Charney, when they met during a communications lecture at the University of Wisconsin.  Tony is an author, blogger, and digital marketing expert, with a wide range of experience. His personal essays have been featured on The Huffington Post, Lifehack, Thought Catalog, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal and other places. His website was ranked one the Top 75 Personal Development blogs to watch in 2018.


Tony is a bonafide music nut, with a passion for helping bands and artists spread the word. Tony currently lives in New Orleans, enjoying what he believes is the greatest music scene in the world. You’ll often find Tony in his favorite clubs on Frenchmen Street, soaking up the sounds of the Crescent City.



We’re always on the prowl for remarkable new talent.  Connect with us on social media, or email Amanda Charney directly at amanda@blackpandapr.com.


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