Mike Curb Announces Formation of CURB / WORD ENTERTAINMENT

Mike Curb officially announced today the formation of Curb/Word Entertainment. 

“Curb / Word Entertainment is a natural progression in the evolution of these two vibrant entities, allowing us to share our core marketing and promotion resources to benefit all artists on our combined rosters,” comments Mike Curb, Chairman of Curb / Word Entertainment.

In preparation for today’s announcement Mike Curb previously announced the elevation of Jim Ed Norman to CEO, Recorded Music and Publishing for Curb / Word Entertainment, who will act as Chief Executive.

Benson Curb is elevated to Senior Vice President of Revenue and Marketing, Curb / Word Entertainment; Jeff Tuerff to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Curb / Word Entertainment and Ryan Dokke to Senior Vice President of Promotion, Curb / Word Entertainment.

Benson Curb, Jeff Tuerff and Ryan Dokke will oversee the 12 member marketing and promotion department for Curb / Word Entertainment.

Longtime Curb executive, Bryan Stewart, will be elevated to the position of Senior Vice President of A&R for Curb / Word Entertainment. 

“We’ve witnessed dramatic changes in the entertainment industry over the last decade.  Benson, Bryan, Jeff and Ryan have met these challenges with the necessary enthusiasm and understanding to successfully market music and artists to multiple genres. This combined company effort will allow artists on our rosters to draw on the full breadth of experience and talent these executives exhibit. Bringing Curb and Word together will create opportunities for our artists that individual and separate companies can’t.” added Jim Ed Norman.

In coming weeks, additional executive promotions and announcements will be made.


Benson Curb, bcurb@curb.com 615-963-9322

Ryan Dokke, rdokke@curb.com 615-690-4207

Bryan Stewart, bstewart@curb.com 615-963-9326

Jeff Tuerff, jtuerff@curb.com 615-963-9340

About Curb / Word Entertainment: Curb acquired an interest in Word Entertainment in 2002 and purchased the remaining stake in the Word Label Group in 2016, leading to the creation of Curb / Word Entertainment.

 About Curb Records: Celebrating over 50 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies.  Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved 433 number one records, over 1,500 hundred Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records.  During its half century of operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including Sammy Davis Jr., Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke, The Osmond Family along with Donnie and Marie Osmond, Gloria Gaynor, The Sylvers, Tim McGraw, The Judds, Lyle Lovett, Jo Dee Messina, Sawyer Brown, Leann Rimes, OBB, Marie Miller, Love and Theft, Ruthie Collins, Natalie Grant, Rodney Atkins, Selah, Mallary Hope, Lee Brice, Wynonna Judd, Hank Williams Jr., Jerrod Neiman, Andreas Moss, Dylan Scott, Mo Pitney and Jackson Michelson, among others.  Today’s roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music.  www.curb.com

About Word Entertainment: A leader in the Christian music community for more than 65 years, Word Entertainment, a Curb Company, operates an array of multi-faceted artist service departments encompassing recorded music, publishing, film and live events. Under the respected imprints of Curb Records, Word Records, Word Worship Music, Fervent Records and 4 AGAINST 5, Word Entertainment represents some of the biggest names in Christian music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Blanca, Ty Brasel, Dan Bremnes, Castro, FF5, for KING & COUNTRY, Natalie Grant, Mallary Hope, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Steven Malcolm, Nate & the Saints, Sarah Reeves, Saint Nomad, Selah, Sidewalk Prophets, Stars Go Dim, We Are Messengers and Zealand Worship. In addition, the comprehensive faith-based company is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Films and Word Music Publishing. Www.wordentertainment.com


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