Promotions, Hirings At Centricity Music

Independent Christian label Centricity Music, which celebrates its 11th year in 2017, has made new additions to its administrative team.

John Mays has been promoted to Sr. VP, A&R.

“There would be no Centricity, as we currently know it, without John Mays,” says Centricity General Manager Steve Ford. “He has been the heart of the label since day one,” explained Ford. “He is the one who challenged me to join the Centricity team. I am so excited to recognize his contribution and the expertise he brings to Centricity Music.”

John Stokes has been named Senior Director of Sales and Marketing.

“To have a guy like John Stokes join our team is such a privilege,” Ford said. “He brings years of relationships and experience to our team. His leadership skills will be a great asset.”

Meanwhile, Kory Henkel has joined the radio department as Manager of National Promotion.

Henkel’s responsibilities as National Promotional Manager involves working with major radio stations in the Southeast. Centricity Senior Director of National Promotion, Kris Love, said the department moved up their hiring timeline to ensure Henkel could join the team.

“Kory has a gift where everyone that meets him just likes him immediately,” Love added. “Even more importantly, he has a heart to serve and love radio people in any way he can. With Kory coming on board, it only allows our partnership with Christian radio to grow deeper and wider.”

Centricity’s artist roster includes Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Carrollton, Grayson|Reed, Jared Anderson, Jason Gray, JJ Weeks Band, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle and Unspoken.

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