Mike Whelan has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of Roundhill Music Nashville.
He comes to Round Hill Nashville from MV2 Entertainment, where he was Senior Creative Director.
Whelan will report directly to Steve Clark, Global COO of Round Hill Music. His appointment is effective immediately.
Whelan began his career in 1986 working with producer Norro Wilson and songwriters such as Steve Cropper and Mentor Williams.
He then moved to Polygram Music Publishing, collaborating with songwriters such as Bob McDill and Kostas.
In 1994 he moved to Acuff Rose Music and then to Sony music publisher when the company acquired Acuff Rose in 2002.
He eventually rose to become the company’s senior vice president of creative services.
During his career he has collaborated with artists such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and most recently country pop singer Jordan Davis.
He has also collaborated with numerous songwriters such as Tony Martin, Casey Beathard and Hall Of Famer Dean Dillon.
“I attribute my success to being surrounded by writers and artists of such great caliber.”
Mike Whelan said, “I attribute my success to being surrounded by writers and artists of such great caliber.
“I owe them everything.”
“Mike is a proven leader.”
Josh Gruss, CEO of Round Hill Music added, “Mike is a seasoned leader with an outstanding track record.
“He’s well-respected in the music industry and we’re proud to have him on our team.”
Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited took off in 2022 acquire music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for rock frontman David Coverdale’s catalogue.
In February. The company then acquired what was then called a “significant majority of the rights” to the American rock band Alice In Chains from band members Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez and their current singer William Duvall.
in the December 2021The fund acquired the music publishing catalog of producer, writer, musician, music supervisor, music publisher and DJ John “Jellybean” Benitez.
The catalog includes world hits by Madonna, Whitney Houston, Snap, Will Smith and Nas.music business worldwide
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