Warner Music Nashville has promoted two executives. Ben Kline will transition from VP, Revenue & Artist Services to SVP, Global Revenue & Touring. Meanwhile, Victoria (Torie) Nugent moves from Senior Director to VP, Research & Analytics. Both positions will report to COO Matt Signore.
Kline will now oversee WMN’s full-service International Department in its marketing efforts and global release strategies for Warner Music Nashville artists including Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Charlie Worsham, Dan + Shay, RaeLynn and more. Established in early 2017, WMN’s International Department bolsters international relations for the WMN roster while working with Warner Music Group counterparts in more than 50 territories across the globe. Kline will additionally lead the effort as the label continues to develop a touring department that will maximize the opportunities for WMN artists on the road.
“Ben has always been the head of revenue and this promotion acknowledges our commitment to driving the business from every revenue source, everywhere in the world. In order to do that we need a fully-staffed team here in Nashville completely connected to all our affiliations,” said Signore.
Nugent will continue to provide the entire WMN team with insights into fan demographics and behavioral data. She will also offer an increased focus on broader industry and genre-level trends, while also assisting the WMN Finance team with ROI and marketing spend analysis.
“Torie is the perfect partner to this effort, as data will be critical to evaluating the viability of all opportunities,” Signore says. “She has the unique ability to combine marketplace and competitive data with her knowledge of our artists and marketing strategy to form strong analysis for decision-making.”
Signore says, “I’m incredibly fortunate to be on the same team with Ben and Torie. In addition to being top notch execs, they are amazing human beings and true friends.”
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