Sony Music Nashville Realigns and Expands Promotion Teams

Sony Music Nashville Realigns and Expands Promotion Teams

Sony Music Nashville has realigned and expanded its promotion teams to include a broader artist development focus on a local and regional level.

Additionally, according to an internal memo obtained by Billboard, the promo teams will work more closely with the marketing staff in such areas as brand partnerships, community engagement, digital activations, content development and other areas.

“These changes allow our artists the most optimum opportunity to grow their brands by having the field team working in tandem with our marketing team in Nashville,” said Steve Hodges, SMN’s executive vp of promotion and artist development, in the memo. “To help drive this broadened approach, a senior director of promotion & artist development will now directly support imprint heads on tactical strategies and platform initiatives.”

In the reorganization, the SMN promotion and artist development department now consists of three imprints: Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville.

Hodges declined to comment beyond the internal memo.

The full teams are below:

Arista Nashville – reporting to Chris Schuler, vp of promotion & artist development

Lyndsay Church, senior director of promotion & artist development
Ali O’Connell, director of promotion & artist development
Lisa Owen, director of promotion & artist Development
Amy Menz, specialist of promotion & artist development

Columbia Nashville – reporting to Shane Allen through May; effective June 1, reporting to Lauren Thomas, vp of promotion & artist development

Lauren Longbine, senior director of promotion & artist development
Mark Gray, director of promotion & artist development
Paige Elliott, director of promotion & artist development
Christy Garbinski, specialist of promotion & artist development

RCA Nashville – reporting to Dennis Reese, senior vp, promotion & artist development

Mallory Michaels, senior director of promotion & artist development
Dan Nelson, director of promotion & artist development
Larry Santiago, director of promotion & artist development
Nicole Walden, specialist of promotion & artist development

SMN National Support – reporting to Steve Hodges, executive vp, promotion & artist development

Bo Martinovich, director of promotion & artist development
Paul Grosser, manager of promotion & artist development
Houston Gaither, manager of content, promotion & artist development

Sony Music Nashville Realigns and Expands Promotion Teams Sony Music Nashville has realigned and expanded its promotion teams to include a broader artist development focus on a local and regional level. Additionally, according to an internal memo obtained by Billboard, the promo teams will work more closely with the marketing staff in such areas as brand…