Warner Music Nashville Launches With John Esposito At Helm
September 1, 2009 at 6:36 AM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP has announced an expansion of it's NASHVILLE operations and the formation of WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE. The new division will be comprised of WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE, WORD ENTERTAINMENT and ATLANTIC NASHVILLE.
JOHN ESPOSITO will serve as the President of the new division, effective immediately. This comes on the heels of the recent (NET NEWS 8/21) departure of WARNER BROS./NASHVILLE EVP/GM BILL BENNETT. ESPOSITO has held the President/CEO title for WEA CORP. since 2002 and he will be based in MUSIC CITY. Prior to his tenure with WEA he was the GM/EVP for THE ISLAND DEF JAM GROUP and he also spent time at POLYGRAM INC.
ESPOSITO said, “This is a dream come true for me. I have long been involved with and have loved the artistry, creativity and wonderful vibe of NASHVILLE. I look forward to enhancing WARNER MUSIC’s business there by building upon WARNER BROS.’ and WORD’s great accomplishments while also working to establish ATLANTIC as a powerful and artist-friendly destination in the NASHVILLE community.”