The Word Is Bright

Mark Bright, record producer and music publishing executive, has been named president and CEO of Christian music record company Word Entertainment.

The company is a division of Warner Bros. Records and Bright will report to WBR Chairman Tom Whalley.

Bright succeeds Word CEO Jim Van Hook, who has moved on after 30 years in the Christian music business. Word Entertainment is composed of Word Distribution, Word Music and Word Label Group’s Word Records.