Industry Ink: Sony Music Nashville Staffing Changes

Sony Music’s Fount Lynch Exits

Fount Lynch

Sony Music Nashville’s VP, Media Fount Lynch will exit the company for an as-of-yet undisclosed new role. No word on plans for a replacement at Sony Music Nashville at this time. Lynch started his role at Sony in 2014, after 14 years with UMG, where he began his career as an intern in the label’s marketing/PR department in January 2001.


Sony Music Nashville Adds Assoc. Director, Promotion and Artist Development

Olivia Laster

Meanwhile, Sony Music Nashville EVP of Promotion and Artist Development Steve Hodges has announced the appointment of Olivia Laster to Associate Director, Promotion and Artist Development, Sony Music Nashville.

Prior to accepting the position of Associate Director Promotion and Artist Development, Laster worked at Sony Music Nashville as Promotion Specialist for Arista Nashville. While in this position, she aided in the facilitation of brand partnerships with Sarah Cannon’s Band Against Cancer, Sandals Resorts and Hard Rock Hotels, as well as incorporated radio promotion into various label departments’ strategies. She worked on artist projects including Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, LANCO and Seth Ennis, among others.

Olivia Laster graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She is a member of SOLID.


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