April Rider has exited RPM Entertainment Group. Rider joined RPM in 2012 as Sr. VP of Promotion then rose to General Manager and finally President filling the shoes of former President Scott Siman who excited RPM in 2015.
Her resume stops also include UMG Regional, CURB Records Regional, National and Vice President of Promotion and BBR Music Group’s General Manager of Stoney Creek Records. “I am now pretty well schooled in more than just record label promotion, marketing and management. Now I can add artist development and artist management to my skill set. I have a lot to offer and I am confident the right team is out there for me,” says Rider.
No word on the future of RPM.
April Rider started out in Country Music working as a promotion rep for an Independent promotion company until tapped by UMG’s Decca Records as a Mid-West Regional where she became part of the team that launched Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan and Rhett Atkins music careers. After the iconic label folded back into MCA in 99, Rider became the Manager of East Coast Promotion at CURB Records where she later rose to National Director and eventually Vice President of Promotion working side by side promoting artists like Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, Hank Williams Jr, Rodney Atkins, LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna Judd. Rider was instrumental in helping to lead CURB Records to a decade of monstrous radio airplay success like Tim McGraw’s Artist of the Decade award in 2010.
Rider left CURB in 2010 to partner with her former CURB Records boss and mentor Carson James at Broken Bow Records. As BBR’s newest General Manager, Rider was tasked with dusting off BBR’s Stoney Creek record label and launching new country music duo Thompson Square. In one year she lead SCR to the #1 most played song in Country Music with the smash hit ”Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”. Thompson Square went on to win numerous industry awards and Stoney Creek went on to sign Randy Houser, Parmalee and Lindsay Ell. In 2012 Rider accepted a position with long time friend and former Tim McGraw manager Scott Siman at RPM Entertainment. Rider soon rose to General Manager and eventually became RPM President filling the shoes of Siman after his 2015 RPM exit. Rider lead the charge for the development, marketing and launch of country music artist Maggie Rose. Rider co-managed Rose, Trent Tomlinson and Cody Webb and oversaw radio promotion efforts for singles by Rose, Tomlinson, Chase Rice, Uncle Kracker and Tate Stevens.
April can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 714-1749.