Sony Music Nashville Names Nicole Marinake As Sr. Director, Partnership Marketing

Nicole Marinake

John Zarling, EVP, Marketing and New Business, Sony Music Nashville, has announced the appointment of Nicole Marinake to the position of Senior Director, Partnership Marketing, Sony Music Nashville. Reporting directly to Zarling, Marinake will lead strategic partnerships and brand initiatives for the label group. Her team will include current Sony Music Nashville Manager, Partnership Marketing Jamie Alberici.

“I am so excited about Nicole joining our Sony Nashville team!” remarks Zarling. “Over the past three years I have gotten to know Nicole’s work ethic through the One Night Only series she quarterbacked at MSG Sports & Entertainment. The stars aligned and the timing was right for her to come in and lead our brand partnership efforts. She will only make us stronger.”

“As my next chapter begins in Nashville, I am beyond excited to join the amazing team at Sony Music,” notes Marinake. “Thank you so much to Randy Goodman and John Zarling for the opportunity to work with this incredible roster of talent.”

Born in the Boston, MA area and raised in Clearwater/Tampa, FL, Marinake earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg. Subsequently, she moved to New York City where she attended the School of Visual Arts and earned a Masters in Fine Arts.

Nicole Marinake started at Madison Square Garden in 2009 as a Graphic Designer, which evolved into one of the founding positions in the newly created Business Solutions team as part of MSG’s Marketing Partnerships. Under the MSG Sports umbrella, Marinake activated partnerships with artists including Taylor Swift, DNCE and Laura Marano before taking a full time position with MSG Live. As a Director of Partnership Development MSG Live, she spearheaded the creation and building of platforms including Anheuser-Busch One Night Only with marquee artists including Florida Georgia Line and Chase Sound Check emerging artist platform featuring artists AJR and RaeLynn.

Marinake can be reached at [email protected].


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