Kevin Rivers (songwriter)

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Kevin Rivers
Born (1987-06-27) June 27, 1987 (age 27)
Port Huron, Michigan
Occupation Founder/CEO of Rivers Companies
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Aleasha Rivers
Parents Keith Rivers, Marlene Rivers

Kevin Marlin Darrell Rivers (born June 27, 1987) is an American entrepreneur and founder of Rivers Companies. Through Rivers Companies, Rivers wholly owns Venzo Digital, a technology company that distributes music to iTunes. In 2004, Rivers founded The Rivers Companies to provide innovations and technologies through media, finance, and technology. In Venzo Digital, Rivers led the company to establish popular brands that focused on distribution[1] and Social Media.[2] In 2009, Rivers was nominated for the OnHollywood 2009 Top 100 media companies list.[3] Rivers was also interviewed by Vator[4] to speak about his revolutionary business model. On January 13, 2010, Rivers established a new retailing deal with MediaNet, which garnered attention from Billboard.[5] On April 6, 2010, Rivers launched the first full-fledged storefront for Facebook. Rivers has been featured on news including TechCrunch[6] and Music Week.[7]

Early life[edit]

Rivers grew up in Michigan with his parents Keith and Marlene Rivers. In 1990, Rivers was introduced into music as a pianist. During his youth, Rivers wrote compositions and arrangements delving off of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1994, Rivers won many awards, including but not limited to the Grand Prize at the Garfield Elementary School Talent Show. During his high school career, Rivers was fascinated with the world of business. In 2004, prior to founding The Rivers Companies, Rivers was considered a leader in many retail stores including Macy's, Belk, and Younkers. In 2007, Rivers attended DeVry University, where he studied business administration and social media.

Notable people[edit]

Many celebrity musicians and actors have worked with Rivers. These have been partnerships, sponsorships, and general advertising opportunities for both parties. Some of the most notable of these people are:

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