Sony Music Nashville Promotes John Johnson

John Johnson

Sony Music Nashville Executive Vice President, A&R, Jim Catino, has announced the promotion of John Johnson to Director, A&R, effective immediately.

Johnson joined the company as assistant, A&R in 1998. During that time he has grown to oversee all master recording quality control for new releases, as well as SMN’s extensive catalog collection. He also oversaw the design and execution of a multipurpose studio/listening room within the Sony Music Nashville office, known as “13.” In his new role he will continue to manage all recorded output, as well as contribute to original content production across all departments.

“John has been a crucial part of the A&R structure for 20 years. He has an unmatched ear for sonic quality, and has been instrumental in maintaining a high level of excellence for all of our recordings,” said Catino. “He spearheaded the development of ’13,’ which has become an invaluable resource for our artists and internal team. I’m proud to name him Director, A&R.”

“I’m excited to move into this new role at Sony,” said Johnson. “Working directly with the artists and the Sony team to develop new content, and to broaden the reach of the music, is a truly exciting endeavor. I’m extremely grateful to Randy Goodman and Jim Catino for their belief and support, and for this unique opportunity in our business.”

Johnson reports to Catino and can be reached at [email protected].


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