Ben Kline Named VP, Revenue at Warner Music Nashville

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Ben Kline

Warner Music Nashville (WMN) has appointed Ben Kline to Vice President, Revenue. In this newly created position, Kline will oversee various revenue streams, including all physical sales, for WMG’s country and Christian divisions, which are comprised of Atlantic, Elektra, Warner Bros., and Word Entertainment. He will report to Peter Strickland, EVP & GM, WMN for the country division and Rod Riley, President & CEO, Word Entertainment for the Christian division. Kline previously served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Rostrum Records.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Nashville and working with the very talented Warner Music Nashville team,” said Kline. “This group is doing some incredible work, constantly pushing the company forward, and I feel privileged to join them at such an exciting time.”

Strickland added, “Our partnerships are always growing and, because of that, we are constantly reviewing all revenue streams to build future business,” said Strickland. “We feel Ben fits perfectly within our culture, and his newly created role, as we continue to expand Warner Music Nashville.”

Prior to Rostrum Records, Kline founded and served as CEO of Brazenhead Entertainment, a sales and marketing focused consulting group that worked with record labels and artists. He also worked as Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, for in Grooves, after holding the role of Executive Vice President, New Media & Sales, at Universal Music. Previously, he held stints at Island Records and Polygram.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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