Josh Van Valkenburg promoted to Executive Vice President, Creative, at Sony Music Publishing Nashville


Josh Van Valkenburg has been named Executive Vice President, Creative, at Sony Music Publishing Nashville.

Van Valkenburg might be liable for main the crew’s A&R technique, supporting SMP Nashville’s roster, growing new expertise, and delivering new alternatives for the corporate’s songwriters.

He stories instantly to Rusty Gaston, the CEO of Sony Music Publishing Nashville.

Throughout his profession, Van Valkenburg’s signings have garnered over 70 No.1 hits on Country radio, says the corporate.

Some of these embrace the signing of Kameron Marlowe, Luke Laird and Gabby Barrett.

He has labored alongside songwriters and producers together with 4-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Ross Copperman, Jon Nite, Lindsay Rimes, Chris DeStefano, and 2021 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Josh Osborne, in addition to artist/songwriters corresponding to Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice.

Van Valkenburg was just lately acknowledged in Variety’s 2020 Hitmakers list, thanks partly to his assist of SMP’s contributing songwriters and producers on Gabby Barrett’s No. 1 file I Hope.

Prior to changing into EVP, Creative, Van Valkenburg held the place of SVP Creative, and has spearheaded SMP Nashville’s inventive efforts since 2015, says the corporate.

He has been with the corporate since 2005, launching his music publishing profession at EMI Music Publishing.

He was later promoted to the A&R crew as Creative Manager in 2008, and in 2012 Van Valkenburg joined the Sony/ATV inventive crew as Creative Director.

“We’re just getting started on an incredible journey.”

Josh Van Valkenburg

Josh Van Valkenburg, mentioned: “Our Sony Music Publishing family is committed to lifting up and empowering all of our songwriters, from Nashville to the entire world.

“This ethos begins at the top with Jon Platt and Rusty Gaston, to whom I am so grateful for this opportunity. I’m so proud of our entire Nashville team and our recent wins as ASCAP and BMI Publisher of the Year.

“We’re just getting started on an incredible journey and I’m fired up to be a part of it!”

“Josh is one of the smartest music publishing executives.”

Rusty Gaston, Sony Music Publishing Nashville

Rusty Gaston, CEO, Sony Music Publishing Nashville, added: “Josh is one of the smartest music publishing executives I have ever met.

“He leads the way in thinking strategically with every songwriter on our roster, and he takes actions that lead to results.

“We couldn’t be prouder to have him on our team.”Music Business Worldwide

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