Blaine Barcus to Lead Integrity Music as President

Blaine Barcus

Nashville-based Integrity Music and its parent organization, David C Cook, today announced that Blaine Barcus will lead the record label as president, taking the helm from Jonathan Brown, who will step into a new role as Chief Global Officer.

Barcus brings extensive experience in the Christian music industry, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of A&R at Provident Entertainment, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. He has also served in leadership roles at Word Entertainment/Warner Music Group, and Creative Trust.

Barcus earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of Missouri, and in 1996 moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of working in Christian music. Since then, he has worked in almost every facet of the industry, including tour manager, touring drummer, artist manager, and record label executive. Over the span of his music career, Blaine has worked directly with artists such as Zach Williams, CAIN, Third Day, Matt Maher, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West, Building 429, I Am They, David Leonard, and recent break out artists, Ben Fuller and Seph Schlueter.

"Blaine's reputation in the Christian music industry for developing and launching artists as well as shepherding songs to CCLI success is second to none," said David C Cook CEO Bill Reeves. "I'm thrilled to have Blaine join Integrity Music to help expand the label's opportunities while continuing the great missional work of equipping the Church through songs of substance that transform lives."

"It is truly an honor and blessing to join the amazing team at Integrity Music," Barcus says. "Integrity has an incredible legacy of equipping the worldwide Church by supporting and serving worship leaders, artists, and songwriters. I hope to play a small part in continuing the Kingdom impact of this great organization by pouring into the next generation of Christian creatives." Jonathan Brown served as Integrity's president since 2017, and previously as vice president/managing director from 2011 to 2017. His new role capitalizes on his passion for the global Church and will expand international partnerships and reach for both Integrity Music and David C Cook.

Brown welcomes Blaine Barcus and said he is looking forward to stepping into the role of Chief Global Officer. "I am excited to build upon the global connections and relationships we've been blessed to establish through Integrity Music," he said. "My desire has always been to join God where He is moving and working around the world. This role will allow me to do that more extensively, as we-the Body of Christ-reveal the Kingdom of God together."

"Jonathan has led Integrity Music with a strong vision for its missional purpose and global reach," said Reeves. "It's that heart for the nations so apparent in his work that I wanted to expand his role to seeking global opportunities for the growth of our music and book publishing business units."



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