Black River Entertainment Promotes and Hires

Pictured (L-R): Mike Wilson, Director, National Promotion; Brian Rhoades, Senior Director, Artist Promotion and Brand Development

Pictured (L-R): Mike Wilson, Director, National Promotion; Brian Rhoades, Senior Director, Artist Promotion and Brand Development

Black River Entertainment CEO Gordon Kerr announced an expansion at the company today (Sept. 9) with Brian Rhoades to the newly created position of Senior Director, Artist Promotion and Brand Development. With Rhoades’ immediate transition, Black River’s Vice President of Promotion, Bill Macky also announced the hiring of Mike Wilson as the Director, National Promotion, who fulfills the role immediately.

In his new role, Rhoades will work directly with Black River staff, strategic partners, and artists including Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Glen Templeton and The John King Band. Rhoades began at Black River in 2011 bringing over 25 years of experience in the music industry, including time at Capitol Records, Sony Music, & Warner & Reprise Music Group in New York.

Wilson’s twenty plus years of radio experience comes from time as Vice President of Promotion for RCA, which includes taking over 100 singles to No. 1 on the charts.

“Brian Rhoades and Mike Wilson have demonstrated the important qualities needed for their new positions and I’m looking forward to their contributions to the company,” explained Kerr.

Both Rhoades and Wilson will be based out of the label’s Music Row offices in Nashville and can be congratulated at their respective emails.

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