Wes Vause Launching Press On Publicity, With Blake Shelton as Client

Wes Vause Launching Press On Publicity, With Blake Shelton as Client

Public relations executive Wes Vause is set to launch Press On Publicity on July 1, after he leaves his role as senior vp of publicity at Warner Music Nashville. Blake Shelton will be among Vause’s artist clients at Press On Publicity. Vause has also established a strategic partnership with Ebie McFarland‘s Essential Broadcast Media, with the pair collaborating on work for a variety of EBM clients.

Vause has spent more than two decades working at Nashville record labels, rising from director of media at Sony Music Nashville to vp of media (2000-2014) and most recently serving as senior vp of publicity at Warner Music Nashville from 2014-2022.

“I’ve dedicated my career to broadening the awareness of country music and its ambassadors, our artists,” Vause said. “I started as an independent publicist, and now with 20+ years of label experience, I’m ready to bring all that knowledge and strategy full circle into this new venture. I am forever grateful for all the artists I’ve had the honor of representing and working with. I’m equally grateful to Joe Galante and John “Espo” Esposito, for mentoring, butt-kicking and believing in me over these years. I’m really excited for what the future holds. Press On!”

Of his strategic partnership with McFarland, Vause added, “Over the years, at both Sony and at Warner, Ebie and I have always collaborated so well. When it came time to make this leap, I wanted to do it with a trusted friend and colleague. While talking it over one afternoon, we realized partnerships don’t have to mirror an existing model. We decided to make it up as we go, while continuing the creativity and camaraderie we’ve enjoyed and shared for 15 years.”

McFarland said, “Working with Wes in this capacity already breeds so much creativity. I admire how solutions-oriented and relationship-driven he is on behalf of his clients and look forward to expanding on our already collaborative relationship.”

Vause launched his career working with publicist Evelyn Shriver, whose firm represented artists including Randy Travis. Vause went on to hold roles at Asylum and Polydor Records, prior to joining Sony in 2000. During his career, Vause has helped grow the careers of artists including Shelton, Dan+Shay, Kenny Chesney and Martina McBride.

McFarland launched Essential Broadcast Media in 2007, and has a client roster that includes George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and more.

 

 

 

Wes Vause Launching Press On Publicity, With Blake Shelton as Client Public relations executive Wes Vause is set to launch Press On Publicity on July 1, after he leaves his role as senior vp of publicity at Warner Music Nashville. Blake Shelton will be among Vause’s artist clients at Press On Publicity. Vause has also established…