Black River Entertainment is the latest label to ink a broadcast and digital revenue-sharing agreement with Clear Channel Entertainment. The deal will include Clear Channel’s 850 stations across 150 markets, along with its IHeartRadio digital platform.
“Black River has proven its ability to find, develop and promote an extraordinary set of artists with outstanding musical talent and a genuine passion for country music,” said Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman. “Clear Channel is delighted to work together with Black River artists, helping lead the way to a sustainable digital music industry that benefits everyone – artists, fans, record labels, and broadcasters.”
The independent label is home to Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Glen Templeton, and the John King Band. The company is also home to Black River Publishing, Black River Management, and two historic Nashville studios, Sound Stage and Ronnie’s Place.
“Every day at Black River, we are focused on finding ways to develop our roster of incredibly talented artists for a long-term career in country music,” said Gordon Kerr, CEO, Black River Entertainment. “We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Clear Channel and to deliver more for our artists while continuing to bring fans music they love.”
Clear Channel has also formed similar agreements with Warner Music Group, Big Machine, Dualtone, Glassnote Entertainment Group, Wind-Up Records, and several more in recent months.
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