EMI Music Publishing Nashville Promotes Three Staffers
July 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM (PT)
EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING NASHVILLE has promoted three of its A&R team to new roles, as announced today (7/8) by EVP/GM BEN VAUGHN. Fifteen-year music industry veteran “BIG” TOM LUTERAN moves from Sr. Director to VP/A&R. JOSH VAN VALKENBURG has been promoted from Manager to Dir./A&R.
Both LUTERAN and VAN VALKENBURG will focus on discovering Country songwriting talent around, as well as managing EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING’s songwriter roster including RHETT AKINS, DALLAS DAVIDSON, JAMEY JOHNSON, KELLEY LOVELACE, TOM SHAPIRO, JEREMY STOVER and CHRIS YOUNG.
HANNAH WILLIAMS has been promoted to the newly created position of Mgr./Creative Resources. In addition to assisting the NASHVILLE A&R team and songwriters, WILLIAMS will act as a liaison with EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING’s NEW YORK-based MUSIC RESOURCES sales and licensing team with a focus on finding new synchronization revenue and catalog opportunities for NASHVILLE writers. The moves follow the appointment of BEN VAUGHN to lead EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING’s NASHVILLE operations in APRIL.
VAUGHN said: “BIG TOM, JOSH and HANNAH are talented and driven people who care deeply about furthering the careers of EMI songwriters. I’m proud to announce the next steps in their careers as music publishers, and I look forward to continuing to work with them as part of the EMI family.”