Taylor Lindsey Named New Head of A&R at Sony Music Nashville: Exclusive

Taylor Lindsey
Jessica Amerson

Taylor Lindsey

Sony Music Nashville has appointed senior VP Taylor Lindsey as its new head of A&R. The move follows March 16’s announcement that longtime head Jim Catino will leave the company at the end of June.

“It is not often that we can so quickly and naturally look to an internal candidate to succeed a notable executive but there was never any doubt that Taylor Lindsey should fill this role,” said Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Randy Goodman in a statement. “Since I arrived at Sony Music Nashville, Taylor has become a crucial part of our company. Her early and on-going work with Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Mitchell Tenpenny and most recently Niko Moon gives me great confidence that she is the right executive at the right time to lead Sony Music Nashville’s A&R team to the next level.”

Lindsey, who has appeared on Billboard’s Women in Music 40 Under 40 lists, said, "I’m very excited to step into this new role and am so grateful for the opportunity to further the legacy of A&R at Sony Music Nashville. None of this would be possible without the mentorship and guidance I’ve received from Jim Catino over the course of my career. We have an amazing A&R team and a unique approach to artist development that offers our gifted artist roster unmatched commitment for the next evolution in their careers."

Lindsey joined Sony Music Nashville in 2013 from BMG, where she pitched catalogs of many chart-topping songwriters, including her sister, Hillary Lindsey, who has penned such hits as Carrie Underwood’s "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and Little Big Town's "Girl Crush."

Lindsey assumes her new post immediately and will report to Goodman.

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