Rich was honored as Billboard Woman in Music (2010-2013), a Billboard Country Power Player (2017-2020) and more. She is a member of the Academy of Country Music Board of Trustees and a member of the Leadership Music Class of 2020. Prior to joining Amazon Music, his career included stops at Big Machine Label Group, UMG Nashville, DreamWorks, Arista Nashville, BMG, and Western Merchandisers.
Amazon Music has increasingly made country music a key part of its music strategy in recent years. Country music is one of the most requested music genres on Amazon Music’s Alexa, while Amazon’s Country Heat playlist remains a preferred vehicle for introducing music fans to new country artists. In 2016, Garth Brooks revealed a exclusive agreement with Amazon Music, so that several of his albums are available exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited.
For BillboardThe country’s 2021 list of powerful players, said Rich Billboard, “The share of country streams on Amazon Music continues to be more than twice the industry average.”
Next year, the Academy of Country Music Awards will leave CBS and head to Amazon Prime Video, which will mark the first major music awards show to air exclusively.
Amazon Music has already released a job offer for the country’s leadership role.