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Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded Arista Nashville (1989)
Columbia Nashville (2007)
RCA Nashville (1929)
Genre Country
Country of origin United States
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Official website .com.sonymusicnashvillewww

Sony Music Nashville is the country music branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Based in Nashville, Tennessee Sony Music Nashville includes its three country recording labels, Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville, as well as Christian music company, Provident Music Group.

History

Since 2010, Sony Music Nashville has been overseen by chairman and CEO Gary Overton.[1]

In January 2011, Sony Music Nashville announced an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with Skyville Records, a new Nashville label headed up by music producer Paul Worley.[2]

In August 2011, Sony Music Nashville announced a restructuring that realigned several artists among its labels and merged the promotion teams for BNA Records and Columbia Nashville, while retaining the respective label identities for both BNA and Columbia artists and releases.[3]

In February 2012, Sony Music Nashville entered into an exclusive distribution deal with new Nashville-based label, Streamsound Records, launched by producer Byron Gallimore and industry veteran Jim Wilkes.[4]

On June 4, 2012, it was announced that BNA Records would be retired and its roster moved to Columbia Nashville, leaving Sony Music Nashville with three country labels.[5]

In September 2012, Overton and rpmentertainment president Scott Siman announced an exclusive worldwide distribution and license agreement to distribute rpme singles and albums.[6]

Artists on Arista Nashville

Artists on Columbia Nashville

Formerly on Columbia Nashville

Artists on RCA Nashville

Formerly on defunct labels

BNA Records

Epic Nashville

Monument Nashville

Lucky Dog Nashville

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gary Overton's Title Expanded To Chairman At Sony Nashville". All Access Music Group. August 9, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ De Lombaerde, Geert (January 25, 2011). "Skyville teams with Sony on distribution". Nashville Post. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sony Restructures Rosters, Promo Teams". 
  4. ^ Skates, Sarah (February 21, 2012). "Gallimore, Wilkes Launch Streamsound Records". Music Row. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kenny Chesney Extends Sony Music Nashville Deal, Will Get Own Imprint Blue Chair Records". Billboard. June 4, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Parker, Eric (September 12, 2012). "rpmentertainment, Sony Music Nashville Enter Exclusive Agreement". Music Row. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

External links

  • Official Website
  • Sony Nashville A&R team contact list
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