Wes Vause Named Sr. VP, Publicity at WMN

Wes Vause

Wes Vause

Wes Vause has been named Sr. VP, Publicity, WMN, effective October 2014. Vause will oversee all publicity for Warner Music Group’s Country and Christian divisions, which include Atlantic, Elektra, Warner Bros., LoudMouth, and Word Entertainment.

He joins from Sony Music Nashville, where he was VP, Media. He is based in Nashville, and will report to John Esposito, President and CEO, WMN.

“Wes is a veteran publicist and artist champion who’s had a big hand in helping many top talents develop into superstars,” said Esposito. “Passionate and enterprising, I look forward to Wes helping us continue to break extraordinary artists and build long-term careers.”

Vause joined Sony Music Nashville in 2000 as Director of Media and climbed the ranks to Vice President. Over the course of his 14 year tenure at Sony, Vause helped grow the career of Kenny Chesney. Vause has also been instrumental in the success of Miranda Lambert, among many others.

Prior to Sony, Vause held positions at Asylum and Polydor Records. Vause is a member of the Country Music Association, as well as the Academy of Country Music, and is an alumnus of Leadership Music, Class of 2010. Vause graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Music Business, and currently resides in Nashville, TN.

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