Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta announced that Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen has added Executive Vice President of the Big Machine Label Group to his title, effective immediately. Harnen will continue his leadership role at Republic Nashville, but add executive leadership over all the BMLG imprints including Big Machine Records and the Valory Music Co.
“Jimmy will continue to oversee the presidency of Republic Nashville (Ape #1) but will now be properly acknowledged for the work he continues to do with me and all the teams across the entire label group platform,” said Borchetta. “His artist development skills are second to none and he will now have an official affiliation with all of the artists in our group as well as expanded management and planning responsibilities.”
“I would like to say thank you to Scott Borchetta for his leadership, friendship and yet another incredible opportunity,” said Harnen. “Some kids dreamed of playing in the NFL, I dreamed of doing exactly what I am doing right now. I could not be more blessed to wake up every day and be side by side with some of the most talented artists in the world and the very best people at Big Machine Label Group and Universal Republic!”
Harnen joined Republic Nashville at its inception in 2009, and previously served as Sr. VP of Promotion for Capitol Records from 2007 to 2009.