Universal Ups Putnam, Adds Tyrell

Joe Putnam

Universal Group Music Nashville has expanded its promotion staff with the promotion of Joe Putnam to Vice President of National Promotion and the appointment of Michelle Tyrrell to Director of Promotion/Northeast for MCA Nashville. The announcement was made today by Royce Risser, Senior Vice President of Promotion for Universal Music Group Nashville.

In his new role, Mr. Putnam will work with both the MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville labels. Most recently, Mr. Putnam served as Senior Director of Promotion for the company. He will report directly to Mr. Risser.

Ms Tyrrell joins MCA Nashville from Lyric Street Records, where she served as Director of Regional Promotion. She will report to Van Haze, Vice President of Promotion for MCA.

Michelle Tyrrell

“Joe has risen through the ranks to become one of the most reliable promotion execs in our company,” stated Mr. Risser. “He has become an integral go-to player at MCA, and he is always the one you depend on during challenging situations. His relationships and instincts are second to none, and I am absolutely confident he will transition into this expanded role with ease.”

On Ms. Tyrrell’s appointment, Mr. Risser commented: “Michelle’s passion, work ethic, personality, and her slew of PD/MD fans will be a welcome addition to our staff.  We are proud to make her the newest member of Team UMG!”


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