Big Changes In Nashville -- Catino Out, Risser New SVP
December 7, 2007 at 8:23 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that UMG/NASHVILLE EVP BILL CATINO is out.
Promoted to Senior VP will be ROYCE RISSER, a 15-year veteran of MCA/NASHVILLE and the current VP/Promotion at MCA.
Taking the promotion reigns at MCA will be current MERCURY VP/Promotion BRUCE SHINDLER. BRUCE has been with UMG since MARCH, 2005 after serving at DREAMWORKS for many years. Meanwhile, at MERCURY, 9-year label veteran DAMON MOBERLY is promoted to VP/Promotion. Previously, DAMON was Director of Promotion, Northeast.
"ROYCE has been an integral part of the UMG family for the past 15 years," says UMGN Chairman LUKE LEWIS. "His professionalism, dedication and ability to manage go unmatched."
"I am completely thrilled to take the helm of this amazing team at UMG/Nashville," RISSER says. "I have the pleasure of working with a killer group of professionals and the most talented artists in our genre. I am honored."
CATINO, who had been with UMGN since MARCH, 2005 after many years as VP/Promotion at CAPITOL, can be reached at (615) 969-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.