Successful music executive Roderick Jemison has enjoyed a thriving career in Gospel and Christian music for 20 years. He has held the Director of Distribution position for noted Nashville based Christian music company Central South Distribution where he develop and managed some of Billboard’s top selling projects. Roderick announces that he is departing Central South to focus solely on his own Jemison & Associates Marketing company.
Although the majority of his time will be focused on his own company and clients, Roderick’s long going relationship with Central South will continue to hold strong as he will continue as an outside consultant for the distribution company and its releases. “I have known Roderick Jemison for well over twenty years and find his dependability, work ethic and strength character to be legitimate on all accounts. Roderick can serve as a bridge of communication for many areas of the gospel industry and you can be assured of fairness, good judgment and most of all, respect in your association with him,” states Chuck Adams, President of Central South Distribution, Inc. “Roderick has always kept himself fully acquainted with any new areas of marketing as they earn acceptance and I’m delighted to recommend him for your gospel needs.”
Roderick is C.E.O. and founder of Jemison & Associates in Nashville, TN and has worked in marketing for more than 18 years. He’s a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of Alabama A&M University. He has served the Gospel Music Industry and managed campaigns for award-winning artists Juanita Bynum, Steven Curtis Chapman, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Be Be & Ce Ce Winans and many others.
He has become one of the most respected Gospel Music Executives in the industry. He is only African-American to work at all major Christian and Gospel Music Distributors (Sparrow Records, EMI, Benson Records, Provident, Word Records and Warner Brothers). Roderick has an in-depth and inside track into what it takes to make it in the music business and is focused and excited about the next phase of his career and his Jemison & Associates company.
Testimonials and Endorsements From The Gospel Music Industry:
“I’ve known Roderick for many years! His enthusiasm and passion for music has inspired me as well as many great Artist to reach goals unimaginable. His input musically and spiritually has aided in our strategies to bring our dynamic message to the forefront. He’s not only a great friend he is a pioneer to many because of his transparency in an industry known for secrecy! The re-launching of his company comes at a great time when the country has so much amazing new talent, starving for direction. The KEEMUSICGROUP is excited about his future.” – Singer/Songwriter JOHN P KEE
“Over many years we have seen the epitome of professionalism and commitment to excellence working with Roderick and Jemison and Associates. Roderick represents what is right about the entertainment industry. He is a rare find especially in the tough world of music business. Roderick has the insight, through his many years in the business, to propel careers to the next dimension. We are happy to have worked with him and he has become a great friend.” – MICHAH and HEIDI STAMPLEY, Interface Entertainment
“I have known Roderick for several years and he is one of the best in the industry. He is simply no-nonsense, a man of integrity, consistence and reliability. His work ethic is outstanding and his vision and ideas are always on point with the ever changing climate of the industry.” -ACE ALEXANDER, Award-Winning Syndicated Broadcaster / Founder- Airplay 360 Magazine
“Rodrick Jemison is a rare find in the music industry today. To have worked with someone as competent and reliable as he, has been a great pleasure.”- Multi-Award Winning Gospel Artist CHANEL HAYNES-SCHWARTZ
“My relationship with Roderick goes back to Warner Gospel. As an artist, I appreciate the dedication Roderick has for every client he works with.” -Gospel Artist BEVERLY CRAWFORD
“I have known Roderick since the early days when we worked together at Benson/Tribute Records. Roderick helped me break Yolanda Adams onto the national scene. His dedication and work ethic is impeccable. I highly endorse Roderick Jemison and Jemison & Associates for all your Gospel needs.” – Multi-Award Winning Jazz Artist BEN TANKARD