Grammy winner's Evolve Music Group roster includes Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross.By Gail Mitchell
Capitol Music Group (CMG) and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins have signed a multi-year, worldwide agreement on behalf of the latter’s Evolve Music Group (EMG).
Under the new partnership, the companies will develop, market and promote releases overseen by Jerkins.
The current EMG roster includes R&B/pop singer Evan Ross (Diana Ross’ son), soul singer Keta and YouTube discovery Sara Forsberg. The label’s operations will be based at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. Evolve will also house a spiritual music division, Evolve Inspirational. The imprint will be distributed through CMG’s Nashville-based Capitol Christian Music Group. Joy Enriquez and Tim Bowman Jr. are the first artists signed to Evolve Inspirational.
In a statement announcing the new alliance, CMG chairman/CEO Steve Barnett said, “Rodney possesses a keen eye for talent and a great vision for what he wants to accomplish with Evolve.” Added Evolve chairman/CEO Jerkins, “I’m excited for this partnership, confident that Evolve will play a major role in the future of our industry.”
Jerkins’ production credits include songs by Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Justin Bieber, Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton, Brandy and Monica.