Bug Music VP John Allen is now overseeing the combined Bug Music/Windswept Nashville office. Crossroads Media and Bug acquired Windswept Holdings earlier this year. Steve Markland, who was the VP of Windswept Nashville, exits to pursue a new publishing venture.

Allen has been with Bug Music for twelve years, working the catalogues of Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Buddy & Julie Miller and Jim Lauderdale, among others.

During his tenure, Allen has signed artists such as Nickel Creek, Josh Rouse, Tony Joe White, members of Ryan Adams & the Cardinals and Kings of Leon. He previously served at Capitol Records in A&R.