Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Integrity Music Appoints Christian Entertainment Executive Douglas Mann to VP, Sales/Marketing
MOBILE, Ala. – September 13, 2010 – Christian entertainment executive Douglas Mann has joined Integrity Music Label Group as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, bringing a wealth of skills from his previous experience in music, book publishing and music business in both the U.S. and abroad.
At Integrity, Mann will oversee all marketing and sales-related issues for the Integrity Music Label Group, home to best-selling worship artists including Kari Jobe, Lincoln Brewster, John Mark McMillan, Jonathan Nelson, Paul Baloche, Vicky Beeching, Carlos Whittaker, and the Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Israel Houghton. He reports directly to John Coleman, Senior Vice President/General Manager for Integrity Label Group.
“Douglas brings a rare combination of talents and experiences to Integrity that enables him to lead from business, creative and God-centered perspective. Our team is excited to work with Douglass and we look forward to the impact he will have here in Mobile,” said Coleman.
Mann’s diverse background is reflected by his dual citizenship in the U.S. and the Republic of Ireland. He has spent time working in both countries, most recently in Colorado Springs with David C. Cook Publishing where he served as Sr. Director of Marketing – Books & Multi-Media where he worked with such best-selling authors as Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God). Mann was responsible for re-branding of DCC publishing, development & implementation of marketing plans and supporting strategic partners including Integrity, EMI and Kingsway Music. Before working at David C. Cook, Mann was Director of Brand Marketing at Navpress, which is also in Colorado Springs.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Mann worked in Christian music, playing a key role in the formative years of Forefront Records becoming one of Christian music’s most successful labels. As Director of A&R and then Vice President of Marketing, Mann managed the development and marketing of artists like D.C. Talk, Audio Adrenaline and Rebecca St. James. After leaving Forefront, Mann continued working in Nashville as a consultant with clients ranging from Forefront Records, Ardent Records and INO Records as well as individual GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artists.
Notable in Mann’s career was a detour to Dublin, Ireland from 2001-2005, where he consulted on Urban Balleyfermot, a training and educational initiative funded by the European Union to help disadvantaged communities. Mann specifically worked on music business training programs including songwriting, record production, marketing and promotions.
Among Mann’s achievements accolades, he is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s prestigious Recording Industry Management program; he also attended the Irish Film Institute for Digital Film Editing and DVD Authoring. Mann is a member of NARAS, BMI and GMA. He is a multiple Dove Award nominee for songwriting and the recipient of 26 ADDY (advertising) Awards.