Former Epic Records VP of national promotion Bill Macky will join Nashville-based Category 5 Records tomorrow (June 13) as executive VP of promotion, Billboard.biz has learned. He succeeds VP of promotion Tony Benken, who exits.
Macky exited Epic in April, where he had been VP of national promotion for Epic’s Nashville division since December, 2005. Prior to that, he had been VP of national promotion for both Epic and Columbia. Before Sony, Macky held the national promotion post at MCA Nashville.
Benken joined Category 5 in January, shortly after its launch. His previous work history includes stints on the promotion teams at Broken Bow Records, Universal South Records, Virgin, RCA and BNA Records.
Category 5’s Roster includes Travis Tritt, Sammy Kershaw and newcomer Craig Hand.