Universal Music Publishing Nashville has promoted Missy Roberts to Vice President, A&R. She will continue reporting to Troy Tomlinson, chairman/CEO of the company’s Nashville division.
An 18-year industry veteran, Roberts represents notable UMPG songwriters including Ingrid Andress, Justin Ebach, Paul DiGiovanni, Brandi Carlile, Derrick Southerland, Cole Taylor, Caitlyn Smith, Shane Minor, Jamie Paulin and Jeff Middleton. She joined the company in 2012 and previously served as Senior Director, A&R.
Prior to joining UMPG, Roberts held A&R roles at Sony Music Nashville, Disney Music Publishing Nashville, Stage Three Music and EMI Music Publishing.
Tomlinson says, “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Missy and watching her grow as a leader over a number of years. Her thoughtful approach when signing songwriters and setting up collaborations make her an absolutely excellent example of what A&R should look like. Missy’s voice on our team and within the Music Row community position her well for this leadership role.”
“Universal Music Publishing is home to the absolute best-in-class creators, leadership and culture. Everything we do is designed to make sure songwriters are always first. None of us succeed or grow without belief. Universal Music’s belief in me is inspiring and humbling at the same time, and I want thank Troy for this opportunity,” says Roberts.
Roberts is part of the 2020 class of MusicRow Magazine’s Rising Women on the Row.
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