Universal Music Group Nashville

  1. The Year In Country 2013: Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' to the Peak

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Florida Georgia Line-the duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) not only top several year-end recaps but also bring their label home, Republic Nashville, to new heights. YEAR-END CHARTS:  Top Country Art ...

  2. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, George Strait, Play Surprise Sets At UMG Nashville CRS Showcase

    February 23, 2012 2:32 PM EST Lionel Richie (left) and George Strait who bookended performances at the Universal Music Group Nashville's third annual artist showcase at the Country Music Seminar. (Photo: Dirk Vanoucek) In what has become a recent highlight of Country Radi ...

  3. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  4. Kline Exits UMG Nashville Amidst Corporate Cuts

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) executive VP of sales, marketing and new media Ben Kline has exited the company. While his exit is part of Universal Music Group-wide cuts, Kline is expected to resurface elsewhere soon. Kline oversaw sales a ...

  5. Levy Launches High Profile

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Susan Levy has launched High Profile, a Nashville-based personal management and media consulting firm. The company will focus on personal management services within the recording industry, as well as providing media consulti ...

  6. Clark, Stacey Exit Nashville Major Labels

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country star Terri Clark has decided to go the indie label route and has thus exited Sony Nashville's BNA Records. "As you all know, I have been struggling over the past couple of years at trying to find and write songs to finish an albu ...

  7. Veteran Producer, Exec Launches Stroudavarious

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran producer and label executive James Stroud has launched an independent label, Stroudavarious Records, which will be distributed by Sony RED. The former president of the Nashville division of Giant Records, Stroud headed DreamWorks Nashville ...

  8. UMG Nashville Shakes-Up Staff

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a major shake-up at Universal Music Group Nashville, industry veteran Bill Catino has exited his position as executive VP of promotion. He has been replaced by longtime MCA executive Royce Risser, who will hold the title of senior VP of promoti ...

  9. Montgomery Opens Stringtown Records

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country star John Michael Montgomery has launched his own independent label, Stringtown Records. The label takes its name from a small community near Montgomery's home in Mercer County, Ky. Montgomery will serve as the label's CEO and Na ...

  10. Manager Frank Callari Dies At 55

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Frank Callari, who managed the Mavericks, Ryan Adams, Junior Brown and Lucinda Williams, among others, died of natural causes Oct. 26. He was 55. After graduating from the Hotel Ecolier in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a B.A. in hotel/restaurant man ...

  11. UMGN Shuffles Execs

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville co-chairman James Stroud has exited the company while co-chairman Luke Lewis has signed a contract extension. According to a Universal Music Group spokesman, Stroud decided not to renew his contract and will focus o ...

  12. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. NASHVILLE -- On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its ...

  13. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent compa ...

  14. Universal Promotes Rich To Sales VP

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Completing a two-part plan to expand its entertainment sector, She was national director of sales. Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Kelly Rich to VP of sales for its Mercury, MCA Nashville, Lost Highway and DreamWorks Nashville labels. ...

  15. Michaels, Malito Rise At WB Nashville

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Both execs with company since 2002. Warner Bros. Nashville VP of field promotion Gator Michaels rises to the position of senior VP of promotion for the company. He replaces David Haley, who exited in March. Concurrently, West Coast regional promot ...

  16. Capitol's Catino Heads To Universal Nashville

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive VP of promotion Bill Catino to join Universal Music Group Nashville with the expected title of senior VP of promotion and artist development. He will repl Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive ...

  17. Borchetta Exits Universal Nashville

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran was senior VP. In a surprising move, Scott Borchetta is out as Universal Music Group Nashville senior VP of promotion and artist development. "I've had a burning desire to run my own record label for quite some time now," Bo ...

  18. Uni Nashville Ups Owen

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec adds creative services duties. Universal Music Nashville has promoted Jason Owen to senior VP of media, artist relations and creative services for the Mercury, MCA Nashville and DreamWorks Nashville labels. Owen -- who was VP of media and art ...

  19. Rose Splits Universal Nashville

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec was VP of marketing. Johnny Rose has exited as VP of marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville. No replacement has been named. Rose was head of marketing at DreamWorks Records in Nashville until that label merged with UMGN in May 2003. New ...

  20. UMG Nashville Promotes Two

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Jason Owen from VP of media, artist relations and creative services to senior VP of those departments. His responsibilities include the DreamWorks, MCA Nas Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted J ...

  21. Uni South Names Powers As Senior VP

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Powers has been named as senior VP of promotion at Universal South Records in Nashville. He replaces Bryan Switzer, who <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.j Michael Powers has been named as senio ...

  22. Leadership Music Names New Exec Director

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kira Florita has been named executive director of the Nashville-based Leadership Music organization, effective today (Sept. 7). Kira Florita has been named executive director of the Nashville-based Leadership Music organization, effective today (S ...

  23. Lost Highway Ups DiPietro To VP

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Lost Highway Records has promoted Ray DiPietro to VP of promotion and artist development. He was national senior director of adult alternative promotion. Nashville-based Lost Highway Records has promoted Ray DiPietro to VP of promo ...

  24. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks Records' Nashville operation has been merged into Universal Music Group Nashville. The move follows Universal Music Group's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_financ DreamWorks Records' Nas ...

  25. Uni Nashville Names Kline To Senior VP Post

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Kline, who was senior VP of sales ...

  26. Uni Nashville Ups Ken Robold

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robold promoted to GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. Ken Robold has been promoted to the newly created position of GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. He was executive VP of operations/CFO. Robold reports to chairman/CEO Luke Lewis. Univer ...

  27. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...

  28. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...