Gary Overton

Chairman/CEO, Sony Music Nashville

Balancing music and business goals, and winning at both

 

"In country music, if you don't have a hit on the radio, you don't exist," says Gary Overton, leader of the second-largest label in Nashville, Sony Music Nashville. Overton prides himself on being an artist-first executive who understands priorities. "I got into this industry because of the music, but it is a business, and that is my job at Sony."

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