Sony Music Nashville Ups Tracy Fleaner To VP/Creative Services
June 23, 2016 at 11:40 AM (PT)
SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE (SMN) has promoted TRACY BASKETTE FLEANER to VP/Creative Services. FLEANER previously held the position of SMN Sr. Dir./Creative Services. She succeeds SCOTT MCDANIEL, who will join the NASHVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS CORP. as VP/Creative in coming weeks. In her new role, FLEANER will head the SMN creative team, overseeing artist imaging and all operations related to print and video creation, album packaging, photography, advertising, and design for SMN's ARISTA NASHVILLE, COLUMBIA NASHVILLE, and RCA NASHVILLE imprints. FLEANER joined SMN in 1994 as Dir./Art and has since risen through the ranks of the company.
"No one is more deserving of this promotion that TRACY!" said SMN SVP/Marketing PAUL BARNABEE. "She has the well-earned respect of our artists, managers, and staff that not only comes from 22 years of history with SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE, but also from her undying desire to learn and grow creatively and inspire those around her to do so, as well. The scope of TRACY's accomplishments is stunning, as she's been instrumental in the design and visual branding of DIXIE CHICKS, GRETCHEN WILSON, MIRANDA LAMBERT, CHRIS YOUNG, JAKE OWEN, and more recently, OLD DOMINION, MAREN MORRIS, and KANE BROWN, among so many others." Congratulate FLEANER here.
SMN Dir./Marketing RACHEL FONTENOT is also reported to be departing from her position after 15 years with the company. There is no official word as of yet regarding a replacement for FONTENOT or her plans outside of the company.