Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Verity Gospel renamed to RCA Inspiration
Verity Gospel renamed to RCA Inspiration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM EST

Verity Gospel Music Group has been renamed RCA Inspiration. Geo Bivins, who also remains senior vice president of urban promotion for RCA Records, has been named general manager to run day-to-day operations.

In addition, Stanley Brown has been promoted to head of A&R, and Cheryl Marks to vice president of marketing. All three will remain in the company's New York City headquarters.

"I am very excited to be working with so many great gospel artists," Bivins said. "RCA Inspiration will continue the tradition held by Verity Gospel Music Group as the leader in inspirational music. In addition to great music, I am equally excited to work with the best A&R, promotion and marketing team in the business."

During his music career, Bivins, senior vice president of urban promotion for RCA Records since 2007, was responsible for the promotion of hits from many mainstream artists, including Snoop, Chingy, R. Kelly, Busta Rhymes and Notorious Big.

Brown, who had served as senior director of A&R for Verity since 2010, is an accomplished musician, producer and label executive with more than 20 years experience in the music business. Brown's label executive experience includes vice president of A&R for Island Black Music, where he signed and oversaw projects by Karen Clark Sheard, Donald Lawrence and Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Marks previously served as senior director of marketing for Verity, spearheading award-winning campaigns for Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker and the "Wow Gospel" series.

RCA Inspiration kicked off the year Jan. 22 with Bless This House, the eighth release from Kurt Carr. Other projects set for 2013 include Fred Hammond's United Tenor; a debut album from BET's Sunday Best audience favorite Latice Crawford; and the next installment from the "Wow Gospel" series.

 

In this current issue:

Simon & Schuster inks deal with Amazon

News image

Simon & Schuster and Amazon have reached a multi-year agreement...

READ MORE

ECPA announces Top Shelf Awards

News image

The art and science of book design was celebrated Tuesday,...

READ MORE

Nazarene Publishing House set to close

News image

Nazarene Publishing House (NPH) and Beacon Hill Press of Kansas...

READ MORE

Mandisa's ‘Good Morning’ certified Gold

News image

On the heels of receiving her first Gospel Music Association...

READ MORE

Apple Pay launches for mobile purchasers

News image

Apple has announced that customers can start making payments with...

READ MORE

Barbour fiction dominates ECPA’s best-seller list

News image

Barbour Publishing has announced that its fiction titles currently hold...

READ MORE

'Inspirational' bands receive American Music Awards nominations

News image

Casting Crowns, Newsboys and Hillsong United have been nominated for...

READ MORE

Stephen Mansfield’s timely book receives media attention

News image

New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield is receiving major...

READ MORE

Christian publishers sign with Bookmasters for distribution

News image

Bookmasters has signed new distribution agreements with three Christian publishing...

READ MORE

CBA previews 2015 ICRS, opens exhibitor registration

News image

Nearly 20 representatives from more than a dozen companies were...

READ MORE

Thom Rainer’s church-focused books still going strong

News image

Thom S. Rainer’s I Am a Church Member (B&H Books)...

READ MORE

Dan Rich announces retirement after 40 years in publishing

News image

David C Cook Chief Publishing Officer Dan Rich will retire...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a