Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman announced today the promotion of Jim Catino to Executive Vice President, A&R, Sony Music Nashville. Most recently Senior Vice President of A&R, Catino is a 23-year music industry veteran who first joined the label group in October of 2001. Based in Nashville, he continues to report directly to Goodman.
On the appointment, Goodman remarked, “Jim is one of the most respected A&R professionals in the business. His passion, dedication to our artists, and his ability to build a team that shares his commitment and vision has been central to our ongoing success and the mission of always leading with great music.”
Reflecting on the promotion and 17 years with Sony Music Nashville, Catino said, “What strikes me most, is how thankful I am to work with great talent: Randy Goodman and the professional SMN staff, the exceptional A&R team, and with our outstanding roster of artists. I enjoy being part of building successful careers and developing exciting new talent and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead in my new post.”
As Executive Vice President, A&R, for Sony Music Nashville, Catino will continue signing and developing artists with Sony Music Nashville’s three labels – Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville, and RCA Nashville – and, overseeing the A&R team which includes Vice President, A&R Taylor Lindsey, Associate Director John Johnson, A&R Representative Margaret Tomlin, and A&R Representative Jillian Whitefield.
Prior to joining Sony Music Nashville, Catino held posts at DreamWorks Music Publishing, Giant Records, and MCA Music Publishing. At each company, he worked closely with songwriters and secured copyrights.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Catino graduated from Belmont University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Music Business. He serves on the Board of Belmont’s Music Business Department and is a member of the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Leadership Music, and The Recording Academy, including the P&E Wing.
Catino and his wife Molly and daughters Katy and Kelly reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.
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