River House Artists (RHA), an independent label, publishing and artist development hub, has announced a partnership with Warner Music Nashville (WMG) and Elektra Music Group (EMG). The joint venture is designed to capitalize on each company’s like-minded approach to artist development.
“I am beyond thrilled to finally announce this new venture. The executive and creative teams at Warner Music Nashville and Elektra Music Group are challenging the marketplace and we are a perfect fit to help keep pushing those boundaries. I have been very fortunate to have amazing partners on my journey to here, but this is home,” shares Lynn Oliver-Cline, founder of River House Artists. “I can’t thank [John Esposito], Cris Lacy, Ben Kline, Gregg Nadel and Patrick Sabatini enough for believing in what we are continuing to build. They treat everyone with the utmost respect. It truly feels like family.”
River House Artists was founded in 2016 by Oliver-Cline with country superstar Luke Combs as its flagship artist. Since its inception, RHA has established itself as a leading force for developing artists and boasts a roster consisting of Jameson Rodgers, Billy Strings, Stephen Wilson Jr., Ray Fulcher, Drew Parker, Georgia Webster, Jordan Rowe, Kasey Tyndall, Southerland, Grant Gilbert and more.
“Our partnership is the culmination of years of shared history, mutual admiration and respect. RHA’s track record of finding and nurturing integrous giants in our format speaks for itself. When we talk about artists who make long term impact and shift culture in the country space and beyond, we’re talking about icons that found their first champion in Lynn Oliver-Cline,” shares Lacy, EVP A&R of Warner Music Nashville.
Nadel, co-president of Elektra Music Group, adds, “I am so excited to have Elektra Music Group partner with River House Artists and Warner Music Nashville. I’ve known Lynn for well over a decade, and have long admired her commitment to artist development. RHA is perfectly aligned with Elektra in our creative approach and unparalleled dedication to building long term careers from the ground up.”
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