(CelebrityAccess) – Music industry veteran and former Asylum Records Nashville Pres./CEO Joe Mansfield has passed away at the age of 77.
Mansfield began his career in the music industry working for San Antonio radio station KMAC/KISS in 1962. He later held positions as VP, Merchandising for CBS Records in New York, and as a branch manager for the company in both Atlanta and Dallas. From there he served as VP, Marketing at Columbia Records in New York, as Division VP, Contemporary Music for RCA Records in New York, and VP, Marketing at Capitol Records in New York.
In the early ’90s, Mansfield made the move to Nashville where he served as VP, Marketing and Sales for Capitol Nashville/Liberty Nashville, before taking over as President/CEO of Asylum Records Nashville. He was also a partner in consulting services firm Mansfield-Martinovich Associates.
Over the course of a more than 40-year career in the music business, Mansfield worked with everyone from Journey, Chicago, Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith to Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker, Billy Dean, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many more.
No additional details about funeral arrangements were available at the time of publication.