Black River Entertainment’s CEO Gordon Kerr has announced the contract renewal of Vice President of Publishing, Celia Froehlig.
“From the moment I met Celia Froehlig I was impressed,” said Kerr. “Over the last four years, that first impression has been exceeded countless times. On a daily basis Celia demonstrates proven leadership, strength of character, commitment to the song and knowledge of publishing, surpassed by none. She is the epitome of class, professionalism and through her visionary leadership has guided Black River Publishing to tremendous success. As we look to the future, Celia’s engaging leadership style and commitment to Black River will enable our catalogue and writers the ability to continue to influence our culture.”
In 2014, Black River’s publishing arm celebrated songs including Josh Osborne’s “My Eyes” (Osborne/Dorff/James), performed by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian; “We Are Tonight” by Billy Currington; and “Leave The Night On” by Sam Hunt.
“So many exciting things are happening at Black River Entertainment and I am thrilled to continue to be a part of such a great company,” said Froehlig. “When I came to BRE, I had a vision for the publishing company and Gordon and the Pegula’s have allowed me to work toward making that vision a reality. 2015 is going to be a great year for Black River!”
Froehlig’s career began at Chappell Music, where she was asked to remain as Creative Director when Chappell Music merged with Warner Brothers to form Warner/Chappell. Froehlig later accepted the position as Vice-President, Southern Region of EMI Music Publishing, where she remained for nine years. Upon leaving EMI, Celia opened a joint venture company with what is now Sony/ATV.
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