NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – Sony Music Nashville (SMN) has promoted John Johnson to Director of A&R.
Johnson, who will report to EVP/A&R Jim Catino, joined Sony as an A&R assistant in 1998. Today he oversees all master recording quality control for new releases, as well as SMN’s catalog. He was also responsible for overseeing the design and execution of a studio/listening room within the Sony Music Nashville office, known internally as “13.”
Commenting on the promotion, Catino said in a statement: “John has been a crucial part of the A&R structure for 20 years. He has an unmatched ear for sonic quality, and has been instrumental in maintaining a high level of excellence for all of our recordings. He spearheaded the development of ’13,’ which has become an invaluable resource for our artists and internal team.”
Johnson added: “I’m excited to move into this new role at Sony. Working directly with the artists and the Sony team to develop new content, and to broaden the reach of the music, is a truly exciting endeavor.”