Mike Whelan Named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Round Hill Music Nashville

Mike Whelan has been named senior vice president and general manager of Round Hill Music Nashville.

He joins 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 joined Polygram Music Publishing, working with songwriters such as Bob McDill and Kostas.

He joined Acuff Rose Music in 1994, then Sony Music Publishing when the company acquired Acuff Rose in 2002.

He eventually became senior vice president of creative services for the company.

During his career he has worked with artists such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, and more recently country pop singer Jordan Davis.

He has also worked with many songwriters such as Tony Martin, Casey Beathard and Hall Of Famer Dean Dillon.

“I attribute my success to being surrounded by such great caliber writers and artists.”

Mike Whelan

Mike Whelan, said, “I attribute my success to being surrounded by such great caliber writers and artists.

“I owe them everything.”

“Mike is a proven senior executive.”

Josh Gruss

Josh Gruss, CEO of Round Hill Music, added: “Mike is a proven senior executive with a stellar track record of success.

“He is highly respected in the music industry and we are proud to have him on our team.”


Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited kicked off 2022 by acquiring music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for rock frontman David Coverdale’s catalog.

In February, the company then acquired what it called at the time “a significant majority of the rights” to American rock band Alice In Chains, band members Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez and their current singer William Duvall.

In December 2021, the fund acquired the music publishing catalog of producer, writer, musician, music supervisor, music publisher and DJ John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez.

The catalog includes global hits from Madonna, Whitney Houston, Snap, Will Smith and Nas.The music industry around the world

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