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Catino Named EVP At Universal Music Nashville

(CelebrityAccessMediaWire) —

Universal Music Nashville has appointed

Bill Catino has been appointed to executive vice president of Promotion at Universal Music Nashville. He will oversee all of the label group's radio promotion initiatives.

"In today's marketplace, you need seasoned professionals like Bill who understand the dynamics of artist development from the widest variety of perspectives," stated Luke Lewis, co-chairman Universal Music Nashville. "His resourcefulness, creativity and dedication to pursuing each and every way possible to expose artists and their music to the world is renowned, and we are delighted to welcome him to the Universal Nashville family."

"Bill is the perfect person to head up our promotion efforts," commented James Stroud, co-chairman Universal Music Nashville.. "His broad experience and keen understanding of the changing landscape of radio will be invaluable as we continue to break artists and reach even greater heights."

"The opportunity to work closely with such successful music executives as Luke Lewis and longtime friend James Stroud is an honor for me," added Catino. "Their vision of creating a home for artists that has music at its core is refreshing, especially in the age of bottom-line mentalities."

Catino comes to Universal Nashville after a successful tenure at Capitol Nashville, where he most recently served as executive vice president of Promotion. While at Capitol, he was instrumental in the break-through success of such emerging artists as Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Deana Carter, Cyndi Thompson, Chris Cagle and Dierks Bentley, among others, while helping to further the careers of such established chart-toppers as Garth Brooks and Tanya Tucker. His background also includes stints in promotion at CBS/Epic, RCA, Universal Records, MCA Records and Cleveland International. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen