Taylor Lindsey Upped To Sr. VP, A&R, Sony Music Nashville

Taylor Lindsey has been promoted from Vice President, A&R, Sony Music Nashville to Senior Vice President, A&R, SMN. Lindsey joined the label group in September 2013 and will continue to report directly to Jim Catino, Executive Vice President, A&R, SMN.

“Taylor’s instincts, relationships, and creative standard sets the bar for A&R executives – anywhere,” Catino said. “Her tireless pursuit of talent and great songs has helped shape the unique creative vision we have at Sony Music Nashville and contributed on an impressive level to the success of our roster of artists.”

“Watching artists go from playing no-cover shows to stadiums is a stunning experience, and I’ve been able to witness that multiple times in my tenure at Sony,” said Lindsey. “I’m so fortunate to work with some of the most inspiring, insanely talented artists in the world, and teammates determined to get their music heard. I’m excited to get to continue to amplify what we’ve been building these past few years.”

Lindsey has been instrumental in the signing and development of a diverse, award-winning group of artists including Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Luke Combs, among others. Respected for her hands-on style, Lindsey takes an active role in setting the creative direction for the full complement of acts on Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Records Nashville, and she is heavily involved in the development and recording process.

A native of Washington, Georgia, Lindsey developed an early love of music, thanks in large part to the encouragement of her parents and the talent of her award-winning, songwriter sister Hillary Lindsey. Originally a biology major with her sights set on a medical degree, an elective music industry class changed her trajectory at University of Georgia and she soon started pitching her sister’s songs. The sister team created Raylene Music, which was eventually acquired by BMG and Lindsey continued to pitch her sister’s creations as well as sign, develop, and pitch 12 other chart-topping writers.

Lindsey met Catino, who hired her as Director of A&R in September 2013. She was promoted to Senior Director in 2015 and then Vice President of A&R in 2017.

“Part of my job in development is to help elevate and foster the artists so that they can live up to their full potential,” she said. “And that would not be possible without the numerous contributions from the internal and external artist teams who understands the vision of the artist and why we signed them in the first place.”

Lindsey is married and lives in Nashville with her songwriter husband Derrick Southerland and their daughter.


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