Skip Bishop Named VP/Nat'l Promotion At Arista Nashville
October 3, 2005 at 2:56 PM (PT)
RCA LABEL GROUP/NASHVILLE Exec. VP BUTCH WAUGH has taped PROVIDENT MUSIC GROUP VP/Mainstream Marketing and Promotion SKIP BISHOP for VP/Nat'l Promotion at ARISTA NASHVILLE.
On the appointment WAUGH said, “Heart, passion, creative, motivated, motivator, experience, knowledgeable, ability, and love of music are some of the attributes that I think of when asked about SKIP BISHOP. I was lucky enough to call on SKIP when I was a promotion person and he was in radio as the VP of BROADCAST PROPERTIES and I experienced firsthand his passion and love of music. I witnessed his desire to embrace new artists and new music when I worked with him for 10 years in NEW YORK when he was VP of Promotion for RCA RECORDS. I have always been impressed with SKIP's abilities and his positive and professional attitude when dealing with staff, artists, and management. ARISTA RECORDS has achieved history making heights and has an amazing roster of artists and staff of people who deserve the best leadership that exists. SKIP's transition will be seamless and I know his addition to the executive staff as VP of Promotion will bring continued success at ARISTA and RLG.”
In his new role, BISHOP will be based in NASHVILLE and report directly to BUTCH WAUGH. BISHOP’s resume includes; BISHOP BAIT AND TACKLE a marketing company which he founded in 1997. He also held the title of Sr. VP/Promotion for MCA in LOS ANGELES and during his 10 years with RCA RECORDS/BMG MUSIC in NEW YORK, he rose through the ranks from regional to VP to Interim Sr. VP.
"Having the honor and opportunity to be a part of the ARISTA NASHVILLE legacy is the single most illuminating challenge of my professional journey. I was lucky enough to spend a decade with BUTCH and JOE [GALANTE] and came away deeply affected by their leadership and creativity. The vibe inside this building is electric and competitive. Just show me to the throttle," said BISHOP.
BISHOP fills the VP/Nat'l Promotion position as BOBBY KRAIG recently left the company.