Staffers Released As Rust Records Restructures
January 12, 2007 at 6:19 AM (PT)
RUST RECORDS/NASHVILLE is restructuring and has let some staffers go in the process. Included are all A&R and promotion people, specifically VP/Promotion RICK BAUMGARTNER; Promo Directors DAVE KIRTH, JOE CARROLL, and RYAN BARNSTEAD; and Promotions Coordinator MELISSA GRAYSON. Also exiting are A&R head MARK BROWN and the Publicity department's SUSAN NILES.
VP/GM KEVIN MASON, who recently joined after programming WQMX/AKRON for many years, will remain on with a staff of IT and operations people.
RUST's roster includes the POVERTY NECK HILLBILLIES, AARON TIPPIN and BLACKHAWK, and they remain as active RUST artists. RUST opened its doors in NASHVILLE in 2006. President KEN COOPER remains in place as well.