Industry Ink: RPM Entertainment Group, Adkins Publicity, Berklee Online

April Rider Exits RPM

April Rider

April Rider has exited RPM Entertainment Group. Rider joined RPM in 2012 as Sr. VP of Promotion then rose to General Manager and finally President filling the shoes of former President Scott Siman who exited RPM in 2015.

Her resume stops also include UMG Regional, Curb Records Regional, National and Vice President of Promotion and BBR Music Group’s General Manager of Stoney Creek Records. “I am now pretty well schooled in more than just record label promotion, marketing and management. Now I can add artist development and artist management to my skill set. I have a lot to offer and I am confident the right team is out there for me,” says Rider.

During her time at RPM Entertainment Group, Rider led the charge for the development, marketing and launch of country music artist Maggie Rose. Rider co-managed Rose, Trent Tomlinson and Cody Webb and oversaw radio promotion efforts for singles by Rose, Tomlinson, Chase Rice, Uncle Kracker and Tate Stevens.

Rider can be reached at [email protected] or (615) 714-1749.


Shenandoah Joins Adkins Publicity

Shenandoah has joined the Adkins Publicity roster for national and Nashville representation in advance of their new album set for release this March via BMG.

Shenandoah, which includes founding members Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire, continues captivating audiences nationwide with their high-energy show packed with hits, including their new single “Noise,” which is currently No. 43 on the chart and rising fast. The group is known for their country hits including “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Next to You, Next to Me,” “I Want to be Loved Like That,” “Sunday In The South,” “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” and many more.


Berklee Online Launches Master’s Degrees For Music Production, Music Business

Berklee Online, which launched from Berklee College of Music in Boston, has announced their first online Master’s Degree programs for music production and music business. The programs will begin in September 2018 and will include 12 courses (36 credit hours) that can be completed in one year. The cost is $33,695 (tuition and fees included).

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