Nashville Mayor Barry Names Joe Galante Co-Chair Of Music City Music Council
November 10, 2015 at 10:41 AM (PT)
NASHVILLE Mayor MEGAN BARRY has named former SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE Chairman JOE GALANTE co-chair of the MUSIC CITY Music Council to serve alongside her. CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY (CAA) agent SCOTT CLAYTON will serve as vice chair.
GALANTE, the former longtime SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE Chairman, will first be tasked with hiring a new Exec. Dir., the first time the organization will employ someone in the position full-time. GALANTE will work alongside exiting co-chair and former GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY Pres. ED HARDY to lead the search for this new position.
The MUSIC CITY Music Council will continue its focus on helping music-related businesses expand or relocate to NASHVILLE, bringing televised music shows and music-related award shows across all genres to the city, and recruiting more music-related events and conventions to MUSIC CITY. Additional priorities of the Council include supporting and expanding live music and music education in public schools.
Serving alongside Mayor BARRY, GALANTE, and CLAYTON will be: immediate past co-chair HARDY; SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE CEO RANDY GOODMAN; FLOOD, BUMSTEAD, MCCREADY & MCCARTHY Pres./co-founder MARY ANN MCCREADY; BOHAN Pres./CEO DAVID BOHAN; VECTOR MANAGEMENT Co-Pres./Founder KEN LEVITAN; entertainment attorney HANK ADAM LOCKLIN; MTSU COLLEGE OF MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT Dean KEN PAULSON; RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES Chairman/CEO COLIN REED; NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Pres./CEO RALPH SCHULZ; THE RECORDING ACADEMY SVP NANCY SHAPIRO; MAVERICK MANAGEMENT Partner CLARENCE SPALDING; NASHVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS CORP Pres./CEO BUTCH SPYRIDON; SONY/ATV PUBLISHING CEO TROY TOMLINSON; DO615 LLC Co-Founder JASON MOON WILKINS; and OPRY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP VP/Business & Partnership Development and RYMAN AUDITORIUM GM SALLY WILLIAMS.