Warner Music Nashville’s Shane Tarleton Promoted To Sr. VP, Creative Services

Shane Tarleton

Warner Music Nashville has promoted Shane Tarleton from Vice President to Senior Vice President, Creative Services.

On his promotion WMN Chairman & CEO John Esposito said, “Shane offers so much more than just his extraordinary creative vision. He has established unparalleled relationships with our artists that allow him to identify and execute the individuality of each project. Shane gives not only of his time professionally, but also personally. He is heavily involved in philanthropic efforts throughout the industry with organizations like Musicians On Call. That kind of integrity and humanity is what this company is built on, and Shane is an example of the kind of long-term future we plan to have here at Warner Music Nashville.”

Tarleton will continue to drive Warner Music Nashville’s creative efforts by helping conceptualize the vision of each artist and the needs of the label, in addition to guiding the team tasked with its execution.

Tarleton said, “Espo has built a family here at WMN and I am proud to be a part of it. I have a deep love and appreciation for the art that we collectively get to create, and I look forward to many, many new successes!”

Tarleton began his career at Titley / Spalding Artist Management, after which he spent six years in the art department at RCA Label Group working on imaging and branding for country music superstars including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Martina McBride. Following a stint in Las Vegas producing events for MGM properties, Tarleton joined Warner Music Nashville as Creative Director in 2010.


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