Music publishing veteran Mike Whelan has joined Round Hill Music as Sr. VP / General Manager. The news follows publishing executive Mark Brown‘s exit from the same role.
Whelan brings with him 35 years of publishing experience, including stints with Polygram Music, Acuff-Rose Publishing, Sony/ATV Publishing and Ole Music. He most recently served as Sr. Creative Director at MV2 Entertainment.
Whelan has worked with writers Bob McDill, Dean Dillon, Tony Martin, Skip Ewing, Casey Beathard, Jordan Davis, Adam Hambrick and more. As a plugger he has had over 85 BMI and ASCAP award-winning songs—40 of which have topped the charts.
Now at Round Hill, Whelan will work alongside Bob Squance, Sr. Director A&R, and Lindsay Will, Manager of A&R. The company’s roster includes a diverse group of writers, including hitmaker Jimmy Robbins.
“Round Hill has been here for 10 years. We’ve come a long way in a short time. I want to help Round Hill grow and continue the success that they’ve already had,” Whelan tells MusicRow. “Get ready for Round Hill 2.0. We’ve got some incredible plans and some great things coming in the future.”
Reach Whelan at firstname.lastname@example.org.