Clear Channel and Black River Entertainment Ink Revenue Sharing Deal
October 17, 2013
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Nashville label Black River Entertainment have announced an agreement that will allow Black River's artists to share in revenue for airplay on Clear Channel's broadcast and digital radio streams. Black River Entertainment is home to Country artists including Craig Morgan, Glen Templeton, Kellie Pickler and The John King Band. Black River Entertainment, which is comprised of Black River Records, Black River Publishing and Black River Management, also owns two 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."
"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," added 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."
This new partnership follows the CCM+E's other similar revenue sharing agreements with Warner Music Group, Big Machine Label Group, Glassnote Entertainment Group, eOne, Dualtone, DashGo, rpm Entertainment, Robbins Entertainment, Naxos, Wind-up Records, Fearless Records, Zojak World Wide, Suburban Noize Records, Innovative Leisure and Fleetwood Mac.