Kerry Douglas is the CEO of Black Smoke Music Worldwide, a Billboard #1 indie gospel label, and the person behind countless successful albums and artists.
Douglas attended and graduated the Houston Baptist University Of Business & Economics which created the foundation for his successful marketing and advertising career.
Known as Houston’s Gospel Godfather, Douglas has dedicated his life to helping artists achieve their goals, fulfill their dreams and take their careers to the next level.
Reaching the apex of his success after boosting Earnest Pugh’s CD “Earnestly Yours” to #1 on iTunes and achieving platinum-selling acts such as Casting Crowns and Kirk Franklin, Douglas is not simply charismatic but hard-working as well. He utilizes a nonstop bombardment strategy on social media, street teams, pushing for radio airplay and doing everything in his hands to make his artists’ music heard across the globe.
Through his very own and specially designed marketing strategies, he makes sure to promote new artists and create the perfect brand, destined to succeed, for each individual musician. Douglas’ success ultimately stems from the implementation of his New Deal Entertainment University marketing strategies which include aggressive social media marketing and other guerrilla tactics that guarantee increased awareness of both the artist and
CD. His aggressive marketing tactics are exactly what helped him take acts such as James Fortuna & FIYA and Keith “Wonder Boy” Johnson off the charts!
Throughout his career, Douglas has managed to take artists from the depths of obscurity to the apex of their career by utilizing the right strategy for success. It was no more than five years ago that no one knew the name of James Fortune. Thanks to Douglas’ golden touch, Fortune is now one of the biggest names in gospel music. His single, “I Trust You”, remained #1 on Billboard’s gospel charts for 29 consecutive weeks, followed by “I Believe” which spent 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard. Of course, most people are aware of Earnest Pugh’s 2009 breakthrough “Rain On Us” that spent two weeks at #1 on the gospel chart in 2010 and skyrocketed his career with Essence.com naming him a gospel artist to watch.
Believing in his capabilities and natural talents, Douglas knows that these tremendous achievements were much more than mere luck and that’s why has dedicated his lifes work to helping music artists establish their winning strategy for success in a highly competitive music industry.