RECORDS Nashville Hires Josh Easler, Joe Fisher as Executive VPs – Billboard

RECORDS Nashville has named Josh Easler as govt vice chairman of promotion and business technique, and Joe Fisher as govt vp of the label. Both will report back to RECORDS, LLC co-founder and companion Barry Weiss.

Following the departure of Ash Bowers as RECORDS Nashville president earlier this 12 months, the label is shifting to a co-head coverage. A rep tells Billboard there aren’t any plans to fill a president-level position on the firm.

Easler will oversee all radio promotion and business technique, together with all DSPs and business platforms. Easler beforehand served as vice chairman, promotion at Sony Nashville imprint Arista Nashville. Easler labored in nation radio in Boston previous to becoming a member of Sony Music Nashville as an RCA regional in 2006. In 2011, he was named nationwide director of promotion for RCA and in 2016, transitioned to Arista as vice chairman, promotion. He helped Matt Stell earn two No. 1 Billboard Country Airplay hits together with “Everywhere But On” and “Prayed For You,” for RECORDS Nashville/Arista Nashville.

Additionally, Stell is now solely a RECORDS Nashville artist. Others on the RECORDS Nashville roster embrace Erin Kinsey, George Birge, and Chris Bandi.

Meanwhile, Fisher will now oversee the signing, creating and cultivating of recent artists for RECORDS Nashville. Fisher beforehand spent nearly all of his profession with Universal Music Group Nashville, the place he rose the position of vice chairman, A&R. Most lately, Fisher was working with Justin Timberlake on his Villa 40 Nashville enterprise. Fisher additionally based Boom Music Group, a publishing firm with Keith Urban and Ross Copperman in 2017; Fisher relaunched Boom Music Group this 12 months, serving as companion within the enterprise, with Shaina Botwin serving as senior director, A&R.

Weiss stated of Easler and Fisher becoming a member of RECORDS Nashville, “We are so excited to be leveling up and elevating the sport with our efforts in Nashville and nation music. I can’t consider two higher executives to take us ahead and obtain this job than Josh Easler and Joe Fisher. They’re each established superstars of their respective fields in nation music with nice pedigree and substantial monitor data.”

Easler stated, “Barry has assembled one of the dynamic groups within the enterprise and an unbelievable roster of recent expertise. I’m excited to work with this superb group of executives on breaking the subsequent vanguard of nation artists.”

Fisher echoed Easler, including, “I’ve revered Barry from afar for my total profession. He’s a real music man and one of many business’s most visionary executives. The solely factor extra spectacular than his monitor file is his ardour for music. When he referred to as, there was just one reply. I’m immensely honored to hitch the RECORDS staff and kick off this new chapter.”

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