Universal Music Nashville’s Jason Owen has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Artist Development and Marketing for the label. In his new position, Owen will wear many hats. In addition to directing all publicity, creative and video activities for MCA and Mercury Nashville, he will also oversee the digital and marketing departments for both companies. In his former role as Senior Vice President of Artist, Media Relations and Creative Service, Owen was instrumental in breaking artists including Sugarland, Julianne Hough, Josh Turner and Jamey Johnson. In his new position, he will continue to report to Universal Music Nashville Chairman Luke Lewis.
“Jason is a true professional with tremendous energy and vision, and has shown exceptional capabilities within the publicity, marketing and artist development fields,” stated Lewis. “His expertise, leadership qualities and outstanding people skills have made him an invaluable
asset to our team and artists, and we are delighted to expand the playing field for him even further.”