Universal Music Group Nashville Promotes Royce Risser to EVP of Promotion

Royce Risser
Courtesy of UMG Nashville

Royce Risser

Universal Music Group Nashville has announced that Royce Risser has been promoted to executive vp of promotion for the label group which includes Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville and MCA Nashville. Leaving his previous role as svp of promotion, Risser will continue to oversee promotion initiatives for the label's artists. UMG Nashville represents Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and more.

Mike Dungan, chairman and CEO Universal Music Group Nashville, says, "Royce rides herd on four major label imprints, while landing all the planes, ensuring that each of the singles and the artists receive the best effort possible, and remaining focused on the big picture job that always goes farther than #1 on the charts. I am proud of Royce, honored to work beside him, and happy to announce this promotion."

Risser added: “I am always so proud to tell people that UMG has been my only home now for 27 years. I really do still get up in the morning and can’t wait to get to the office to be around wonderful friends and unbelievable artistry. I am also so proud of what this team has accomplished and I’m looking forward to many more years of working with the best in this business."

Risser began his career at MCA records in 1991 as an intern and climbed his way through the rankings before assuming the role of SVP of Promotion at UMG Nashville in 2007.