FOUNDER & CEO
Derrick Huggins is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Huggins Media Group, Avidity Radio Network, and Avidity Promotions and currently serves as President of EMG Gospel, a boutique Gospel record label, specializing in launching independent Gospel artists. In this capacity, Huggins oversees a team of dedicated professionals and freelancers who are instrumental in implementing a vast array of responsibilities which encompass running an emerging multi-faceted media, marketing, and radio promotions firm. Huggins has developed a niche for targeting various creative strategies for the respective entities his overseen and has enjoyed tremendous success in doing so with intentionally smaller teams for maximum efficiency and mitigating excessive spending.
Although most of his latest endeavors were launched between 2018 and 2020, Huggins has 23+ years of Gospel industry experience, starting his career in music as an artist manager, launching Mogul Entertainment Management (now known as Elysian Music Group) and subsequently, The Threshing Group where he was able to gain valuable knowledge as a concert promoter in the Summer of the year 2000. Huggins has since deployed his business acumen as a serial entrepreneur of several successful small businesses in various fields, including graphic design and credit repair services. Derrick’s expertise, experience, skillful management, and Christ-centered values have aided him tremendously with respect to furthering the careers of his artists, making a difference in his local community, and making his businesses profitable over the years. Huggins’s career has adequately equipped him for practically any challenge or obstacle, and he’s been fortunate enough to have various outstanding accomplishments to his credit, including the following:
Owner & Program Director - All Access Gospel Radio, a 24/7 MRC BDS Radio Monitored Station
Founder & Moderator of INDIE Artist Help Desk
Host of "Derrick Huggins in the Morning" Talk Show
Author of "Life Expectancy: The 30-Day Devotional"
Awarded Proclamation from the Dallas County, Texas Commissioner’s Court
for his work with his award show, formerly The Key of Gospel Awards
(now Avidity Awards) (2020)
NAACP - Grand Prairie, Texas Chapter - Man of Honor Recipient - (2019)