So ... What's Next for Shane Allen?
May 20, 2016 at 1:56 PM (PT)
Following the news of BOBBY YOUNG’s promotion to VP/Promotion at CAPITOL NASHVILLE (NET NEWS 5/20), radio silence is being strictly maintained regarding the next stop for SHANE ALLEN, who will step down from that post effective FRIDAY, MAY 27th. ALLEN is keeping his cards close to the vest, telling ALL ACCESS, “It's never an easy decision to leave a place like CAPITOL, but I'm excited for details about my new opportunity to be revealed soon."
ALLEN rose to the CAPITOL VP role in 2014, after originally joining the label in 2007, and his subsequent 2012 promotion to VP/Promotion for the UMG NASHVILLE umbrella. While nobody is talking, wide speculation has ALLEN reuniting with SONY NASHVILLE EVP/Promotion & Artist Development STEVE HODGES, where ALLEN will assume the COLUMBIA/NASHVILLE VP/Promotion chair, vacated when NORBERT NIX exited in FEBRUARY (NET NEWS 2/24). HODGES and ALLEN previously worked together at UMG NASHVILLE, with ALLEN succeeding HODGES as CAPITOL’s VP/Promotion (NET NEWS 11/13/2014).
ALLEN previously held promo positions at UNIVERSAL SOUTH, MCA RECORDS NASHVILLE, and MERCURY RECORDS NASHVILLE. He got his start in the industry at KSON/SAN DIEGO. Prior to joining the CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE team, he worked at RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT.