Shane Allen Departing Capitol Records Nashville On May 27

Shane Allen

Shane Allen

Shane Allen will conclude nine years with Capitol Records Nashville on May 27. The departure was confirmed Friday (Feb. 20) by a spokesperson at the label, an imprint of UMG Nashville.

Allen was promoted to Vice President of Promotion at the label group in November 2014 and formally began that role on January 1, 2015.

Allen joined Capitol when it was an EMI property in 2007 as Vice President, Promotion. In 2012, following the combination of Capitol Records Nashville and Universal Music Group Nashville, Allen stepped into his most recent role of Vice President of Promotion for all four labels under the Universal Music Group Nashville umbrella including Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Records Nashville and Mercury Records Nashville.

Allen got his start in the industry at San Diego’s KSON radio station. He has held positions within the promotion departments at Universal South, MCA Records Nashville and Mercury Records Nashville. He also worked at Red Light Management.

The label’s current roster includes Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

In related news, Bobby Young was promoted to VP, Promotion, at Capitol Records Nashville on Friday (May 20).


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