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31 Jul 2014
Warner Music Nashville Names Wes Vause Senior Vice President, Publicity
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Warner Music Nashville (WMN), the Nashville-based recorded music operation of Warner Music Group, today announced the appointment of Wes Vause to Senior Vice President, Publicity, WMN. Effective October, 2014, Wes will oversee all publicity for Warner Music Group’s country and Christian operations, which include Atlantic, Elektra, Warner Bros., LoudMouth, and Word Entertainment. Wes joins WMN from Sony Music Nashville, where he held the role of Vice President, Media. He is based in Nashville, and will report to John Esposito, President and CEO, WMN.

“Wes is a veteran publicist and artist champion who’s had a big hand in helping many top talents develop into superstars,” said Esposito. “Passionate and enterprising, I look forward to Wes helping us continue to break extraordinary artists and build long-term careers.”

Vause joined Sony Music Nashville in 2000 as Director of Media and climbed the ranks to Vice President. Over the course of his 14 year tenure at Sony, Vause helped grow the career of country superstar Kenny Chesney who, during that time, won 4 CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year awards, as well as many other ACM, AMA, CMT, Billboard Music, and People's Choice Awards. Vause has also been instrumental in the success of Grammy Award-winning country artist Miranda Lambert, among many others.

Prior to Sony, Vause held positions at Asylum and Polydor Records. Vause is a member of the Country Music Association, as well as the Academy of Country Music, and is an alumnus of Leadership Music, Class of 2010. Vause graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Music Business, and currently resides in Nashville, TN.

About Warner Music Nashville
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 with the goal of expanding the presence WMG and its family of labels has had in the Nashville music community for more than 60 years. The division is home to Warner Bros. Nashville, Word Entertainment, Atlantic Nashville, Elektra Nashville and the LoudMouth comedy label.

Source: Warner Music Nashville