SMACK Promotes One, Hires Two

Pictured (L-R): Sam Sarno, Carly Sater, Molly Bouchon Photo: Ford Fairchild

Publishing, management and artist development company, SMACK, has staffed up, promoting Sam Sarno and hiring Carly Sater and Molly Bouchon. The Nashville-based company is led by award-winning songwriters/producers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

SMACK Publishing, home to some of the industry’s top songwriters, artists and producers, has promoted Sam Sarno to creative coordinator. Sarno joined SMACK in 2018 as catalog manager after graduating from Syracuse University. Her recent promotion will expand her role alongside CCO Robin Palmer and senior creative director Lee Krabel. She can be reached at [email protected].

In conjunction with Sarno’s promotion, SMACK Publishing has recruited Carly Sater as catalog manager. Sater will assist the creative team and oversee SMACK’s catalog containing dozens of award-winning songs and chart topping hits. Sater comes to SMACK after 2 years at Nashville-based 1220 Entertainment where she worked as a public relations assistant. Sater can be reached at [email protected].

Rounding out the new hires is Molly Bouchon, who has joined as director of digital. Bouchon will oversee artists as well as SMACK’s social strategy and act as a liaison between SMACK and digital partners across all genres. Prior to joining SMACK, Bouchon spent 3 years at Universal Music Group where she served as senior manager on the global streaming marketing team. Bouchon can be reached at [email protected].


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