Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s recent purchase of EMI Music Publishing has resulted in company-wide restructuring. Troy Tomlinson, who heads Sony/ATV’s Nashville operations as Pres./CEO, will lead the newly combined local team.
Unofficially, MusicRow has learned that Tom Luteran will be among the staffers continuing on with the company. He has been with EMI for a decade and serves as EMI’s Vice President of A&R.
Five EMI staffers exited yesterday (7/10). Among the lay-offs is A&R Manager Laura Wright who joined the company in 2010. Her prior stops include The Writer’s Den. She can be reached at [email protected].
Also exiting is Sarah Pearson, Executive Assistant, who had been with EMI almost 11 years. She can be reached at [email protected].
Catalog Manager Chris Gillis has left the company after five years. He can be reached at [email protected].
Receptionist Sarah Babish exited and can be reached at [email protected].
As previously reported, Ben Vaughn, Exec. VP/GM of the Nashville office, exited last week after a decade with the publishing company, including leading it since 2010. He can be contacted at [email protected].
Billboard.biz reports that a total of 30-40 people have been let go from the company’s various offices.
On the national level, Martin Bandier leads Sony/ATV Music Publishing as Chairman & CEO. Tomlinson reports to co-president Danny Strick, who ovesees Nashville operations, East Coast creative operations, and US Latin operations.
Prior to the merger, EMI Music Publishing’s songwriter roster included Rhett Akins, Stephen Barker-Liles, Eric Gunderson, Angaleena Presley (with Ten Ten), Thomas Rhett, Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Randy Houser, Dallas Davidson, Chris Young, Hillary Scott, Natalie Hemby, Erin Enderlin, Drake White, Kelley Lovelace, J.J. Lawhorn, Channing Wilson and more. There is no word on what writers will be affected by the changes.
There is also no information available at this time about EMI staffers Josh Van Valkenburg and Missy Wilson.
Company execs were unable to comment.