NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CelebrityAccess) – Sony Music announced plans to re-launch their venerable label Monument Records, with veteran label execs Jason Owen and Shane McAnally serving as co-presidents.
Rounding out Monument Records’ executive staff is Katie McCartney, who will serve as SVP Marketing & Label Operations, reporting directly to McAnally and Owen.
Previously with Lyric Street, Sony and Black River Records, McCartney most recently served in UMG Nashville’s Marketing & Artist Development department where she oversaw the marketing efforts of several artists including Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Vince Gill and Shania Twain.
Kelli Porter has been tapped as Manager, Marketing & Label Operations, reporting to McCartney. Formerly with UMG, Porter first served in distribution, then in the UMG Nashville marketing department over the course of four years.
Initial signings for the label, which will be headquartered in Nashville, include Caitlyn Smith, who has co-written hits for Meghan Trainor, and Walker Hayes, who attracted notice with his one-man 8Tracks (Vol. 1 & 2) EP’s in 2016.
Originally founded in 1958, Monument Records served as a label home to Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Connie Smith, Little Big Town and Dixie Chicks among others. – Staff Writers