Sony Nashville CEO Randy Goodman: All Access 'Power Player'
July 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM (PT)
“I want to win. I want to win for the artists, and I want to win for the staff, and I want to win for SONY; but there's a very personal connection. If this is indeed the capstone to my career, it's a great one, because it's also very personal.”
That’s SONY NASHVILLE CEO RANDY GOODMAN, commenting on his return to the company earlier this month after an absence of 18 years (NET NEWS 7/6). GOODMAN previously served in various executive positions at the NASHVILLE division of RCA, BMG and SONY during the 80s and 90s before leaving to serve as President of LYRIC STREET RECORDS in 1997.
GOODMAN was kind enough to sit down with ALL ACCESS recently as our POWER PLAYER interview subject. We covered many topics, including the continued importance of radio exposure for emerging artists. “Even though there is all this new technology, and there is digital, and the touring base that has to grow -- I haven't seen anything that has eclipsed radio yet,” commented GOODMAN. “If you get an artist that has records and drive those records to critical-mass airplay at Country radio on a consistent basis, history shows me that the artist can someday be in big stadiums. Or that at the very least, you can be in big amphitheaters and arenas. So, yes. I would say that radio -- terrestrial or satellite, whatever and wherever those radios are -- is still so hugely important in terms of breaking acts through to any kind of significant level.” Read the entire interview here.