Public relations veteran Fount Lynch is joining Warner Music Nashville as senior vp of publicity effective June 13.
Lynch, who will report to co-president Ben Kline, replaces Wes Vause, who is leaving June 30 after eight years at WMN and will announce his new plans shortly.
Lynch joins WMN from Red Light Management, where he served as both an artist manager and a member of the marketing team for the Nashville office. In addition to running his own PR company, he has also held communications positions at the two other major labels in Nashville, Sony Music Nashville and Universal Music Group Nashville. He began his career at MCA / Lost Highway Records after graduating from Lipscomb University in 2003.
“We are thrilled to welcome Fount to Warner Music Nashville,” Kline said in a statement. “He has the experience and enthusiasm to help develop new strategies that will serve the changing media landscape. Fount, along with the three dedicated and forward-thinking members of his team, will take our publicity department into the future…All of us at WMN thank our friend Wes Vause for his many contributions to the company, its people and our artists over the past eight years. We wish him the best of luck on his new venture.”
“Music has always been my passion,” said Lynch in the statement. “Seeing that same passion from the team at Warner Music Nashville has been both exciting and humbling. “I am grateful to have this opportunity and thrilled to be part of the WMN team. I will miss my Red Light Management family, but I look forward to continued collaboration in my new role!”
Lynch’s arrival is the latest change at WMN. On June 2, Kline, former executive VP/GM, and executive vp of A&R Cris Lacy were officially promoted to co-presidents. Chairman & CEO John “Espo” Esposito remains in his role through the end of the year and will transition to Chairman Emeritus at the top of 2023. Billboard broke the news of the pending leadership transition in April.