Executive Jim Catino will exit Sony Music Nashville when his contract ends on July 1, 2021.
In an email obtained by MusicRow, Catino shared that he will leave the company to pursue his own music venture in publishing and artist development. “This is something I have wanted to do for some time, but it’s always been hard to make that move because I love this place so much. So it is bitter sweet,” Catino writes.
Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO, Randy Goodman writes of Catino, “He has made an indelible mark on the amazing legacy of Sony Music Nashville and thus we all owe him a great debt of gratitude.”
Most recently Executive Vice President of A&R, Catino joined the label group in 2001.
Catino is a Belmont graduate whose career includes time spent at MCA Music Publishing, Giant Records and Publishing, and DreamWorks Publishing.