Capitol Records Nashville has hired country radio promotion veteran Jimmy Rector as Director of Promotion, Midwest for EMI Records Nashville. Rector will begin his new gig Aug. 1 and will report directly to EMI VP of Promotion, Kevin Herring.
Rector was most recently VP of Strategic Planning & Promotion for Show Dog Universal.
“I feel like the Miami Heat when they signed LeBron James!” says Herring. “We are thrilled to have a promotion pro and boxer of Jimmy’s caliber on the EMI team.”
The move brings Rector’s career full circle. His promotion career began at Capitol Records in 1990 as a coordinator, working with artists such as Garth Brooks. Of his return to the Capitol family Rector says, “very rarely do you get to go back to where it all began and join the choir. My mom will be proud!”
Rector’s other stops include regional rep for Decca Records, regional Director at Capitol and BNA Records, Head of Promotion for RAYBAW Records, and VP of Promotion for Columbia Records.
Starting Aug. 1, he can be reached at [email protected].