Black River Announces Publishing Promotions

Pictured: Barolak, Skvorak

Black River has announced two promotions, including Katie Barolak to Creative Director and Rachael Skvorak to Creative Coordinator.

“I have been so impressed by Katie and Rachael’s professionalism and passion for music,” says Black River’s VP, Publishing Rebekah Gordon. “Their depth of knowledge for our catalog and our talented roster of writers, along with the relationships they have created in this industry, is a huge asset. I’m consistently blown away by their creative intuition and the effort to be true champions for our writers.”

Barolak, a Clemson University alumna, joined Black River Entertainment in 2016 as Catalog Manager before transitioning to Creative Manager in May 2018. In her new role, Barolak continues to generate opportunities for Black River’s catalog and manage the day to day creative for Black River’s writer roster.

Beginning her career with Black River Entertainment as an intern in 2017, while attending Middle Tennessee State University, Skvorak transitioned to a full-time role as Catalog Manager in May 2018. Now serving as the Creative Coordinator, the Maryland native continues to assist with operations of the department, as well as pitching songs, booking writes and managing the catalog.

Black River Publishing’s writer roster includes Bobby Huff, Josh Kerr, Eddie Garcia, Willie Jones, Nikita Karmen, Anna Vaus, Nick Wayne, Ben Caver, Jacob Davis, Abby Anderson, Carolina Story, Hannah Kerr, Josh Wilson, and catalogs of Black River Recording artist Kelsea Ballerini, Doug Johnson, Forest Glen Whitehead and Josh Osborne.

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