Caren Seidle has been named as CEO of Centricity Music, Centricity Publishing, and the artist management division Eaglemont Entertainment. Centricity Music is a Franklin, Tenn.-based company founded in 2005 and home to CCM artists including Aaron Shust, Jonny Diaz, Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, and more.
Seidle has served as General Manager since 2005. After 15 years with a financial institution, Seidle joined Centricity’s parent company, Acorn Ventures. Seidle is CFO and COO at Acorn.
Additionally, Steve Ford has been promoted to General Manager. Ford began with Centricity in 2006, and has held the VP, Marketing role for the past nine years. Ford is an industry veteran who began his career in 1978, and has worked at Sparrow Records (A&R), Myrrh Records (VP, Marketing), and Inpop Records (VP/General Manager).
“It fills me with such pride and joy at how amazing these past 10 years have been for Centricity, and the excitement that is building for the next ten years,” says Seidle. “With the ever-changing dynamics in our business, the head of Centricity must be a great leader who knows the challenges of today’s music industry and at the same time understands consumer behavior. There is no question Steve is a perfect fit for this position, with his remarkable industry knowledge and excellence at developing strong and trusting relationships with the artists, staff, industry, and third parties. Centricity is looking forward to a very successful future with these leadership changes.”
“I am humbled by the responsibility entrusted to me and excited about the opportunity of leading the team at Centricity Music,” states Ford. “Caren has assembled an amazing leadership team for the label, publishing and management divisions, and I look forward to the continued growth with each of them.”
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