Shane Allen Upped At UMG Nashville
November 13, 2014 at 7:11 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE has upped CAPITOL NASHVILLE VP/Promotion SHANE ALLEN to Head of Promotion for CAPITOL NASHVILLE effective THURSDAY, JANUARY 1st, 2015.
ALLEN will succeed STEVE HODGES who has decided to leave CAPITOL to pursue a soon-to-be-announced opportunity.
ALLEN joined CAPITOL in 2007 as VP/Promotion and was upped to VP/Promotion for the UMG NASHVILLE umbrella in 2012. "Anyone who knows me is well aware of my passion for the CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE roster and promotion staff," remarked ALLEN. "This move is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build upon the incredible culture and promotional success the label has enjoyed under my good friend, STEVE HODGES. I can't thank him enough for his selfless leadership over the past six years. I'm also extremely grateful to MIKE DUNGAN and ROYCE RISSER for trusting me with such a huge responsibility."
ALLEN has previously held positions within the promotion departments at UNIVERSAL SOUTH, MCA RECORDS NASHVILLE, and MERCURY RECORDS NASHVILLE, and got his start in the industry at KSON/SAN DIEGO. He also worked at RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT prior to joining the CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE team.
"There is no one more suited and ready to take the reins of the CAPITOL NASHVILLE roster than SHANE," explained UMG NASHVILLE SVP/Promotion ROYCE RISSER. "Over the years, I've watched him grow into one of the best promotion executives in the business. SHANE has been a critical component in all our labels' success at radio, which makes him the perfect person to take the helm of CAPITOL NASHVILLE. His leadership style, his ability to form solid relationships, and most importantly, his passion and commitment to the CAPITOL NASHVILLE roster will position SHANE for continued success in his new role. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for STEVE, and I'm grateful for his years of contribution and work on behalf of the artists at CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE. He will be missed but will remain a close friend, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."
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