Sony Restructures Rosters, Promo Teams

Sony Nashville notified radio programmers today (8/31) of changes to the label group’s imprints Arista Nashville, Columbia/BNA Records, and RCA Records. This restructuring affects promotion department team members and shuffles some artist’s label homes.

Among the changes:

• Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, and Josh Thompson are moved to RCA from Columbia.

Columbia and BNA have combined.

Regional rep shuffle: Columbia Midwest regional promo rep Bo Martinovich will assume Midwest region duties for Columbia/BNA. Columbia Dir. Field Promotion David Friedman will segue to the Southeast region for Columbia/BNA. BNA SE Regional Chris Waters will now move to the SW Regional position under the Arista imprint. Columbia West Coast regional Larry Santiago will continue working the West Coast under RCA.

• email addresses remain [email protected]

This comes in the wake of last week’s lay-offs at Sony Nashville, and are part of a company-wide restructuring following Doug Morris taking office as CEO.

This story is being updated in real time.


Arista Roster: Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Jerrod Niemann, Brent Anderson, Adam Brand, Kristen Kelly

Arista Promotion Team:
VP Promotion: Lesley Tyson, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4436, cell: 615-480-7698
National Director: John Sigler, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4416, cell: 615-484-9140
MW: Jeri Cooper, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4381, cell: 615-496-6354
NE: Ryan Dokke, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4426, cell: 615-585-7075
SE: Tyler Waugh, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4470, cell: 404-668-7100
SW: Chris Waters, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4494, cell: 615-300-1590
West Coast: Lauren Thomas, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4421, cell: 615-260-2500
Promotion Coord: Rusty Sherrill, [email protected], direct: 615-301-4423, cell: 615-457-0446


Columbia/BNA Roster: Wade Bowen (BNA), Kenny Chesney (BNA), Casey James (BNA), The Lunabelles (BNA), Kellie Pickler (BNA), Tyler Farr (BNA), Bradley Gaskin (Columbia), Jordyn Shellhart (Columbia), Joanna Smith (Columbia) *Tyler Farr remains on BNA, despite being inadvertently omitted from the original list serviced to radio.

Columbia/BNA Promotion Team:
VP Promotion: Bryan Frasher, [email protected]
National Director: Buffy Cooper, [email protected] 615-301-4456
West Coast: Dave Dame, [email protected] 866-505-9410
SW: Mark Janese, [email protected] 214-763-7816
NE: RJ Meacham, [email protected] 615-301-4458
Midwest: Bo Martinovich, [email protected] 615-858-1364
SE: David Friedman, [email protected] 615-301-4415
Coord: Mary Allison, [email protected] 615-301-4418


RCA Roster: Bush Hawg, Sara Evans, Danny Gokey, Miranda Lambert, Love and Theft, Jake Owen, Pistol Annies, Josh Thompson, Chris Young

RCA Promotion Team:
VP National Promotion: Keith Gale, [email protected] 615-301-4357
Dir. National Promotion: Norbert Nix, [email protected] 615-301-4311
Dir. Regional Promotion: Dan Nelson, [email protected] 603-626-9898
Mgr. Regional Promotion: Matt Galvin, [email protected] 615-301-4384
Mgr. Regional Promotion: Josh Easler, [email protected] 615-301-4368
Mgr. Regional Promotion: Liz Sledge, [email protected] 615-301-4465
Dir. Regional Promotion West Coast: Larry Santiago, [email protected] 818-290-3104
Coord. National Promotion: Parker Fowler, [email protected] 615-301-4417


Reporting by Sarah Skates, Jon Freeman and Christie King


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