“Big” Tom Luteran moves from Senior Director to Vice President of A&R, marking the latest step up in his fifteen year career on Music Row. In a parallel move, Josh Van Valkenburg is promoted from Manager to
Director of A&R. Both Luteran and Van Valkenburg will focus on discovering and nurturing new country songwriting talent, as well as managing EMI Music Publishing’s hit 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 Manager of 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 Vaughn to lead EMI Music Publishing’s Nashville operations in April this year.
“Big Tom, Josh, & Hannah are talented and driven people that care deeply about furthering the careers of EMI songwriters,” Vaughn says. “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.”
Luteran began his career on Music Row in 1995, before moving into music publishing in 1996 as Creative Director at Zomba. After a brief spell at Acuff-Rose, Luteran moved to EMI Music Publishing in August 2002. Both Valkenburg and Williams launched their careers in music publishing at EMI.
EMI Music Publishing is the world’s leading publisher of popular music, representing more than one million copyrights including some of the best known songs ever written. Recent hits from EMI Music Publishing Nashville include “Water,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “In Color,” “Start A Band,” “Gettin’ You Home,” “God Love Her,” Gimmie That Girl,” & “Need You Now.”