Promo VP to start management co.

Andrew Patton, VP of national promotions for Provident Label Group, is exiting his post to start his own management company, Patton House Entertainment. No replacement has been named. Patton will aid the company during transition, continuing to work Provident acts until Oct. 14.

Patton joined the Provident staff in 2003 after four years at Word Records. Patton's new company will be based in Nashville. An announcement regarding the firm's client roster is expected within a month.