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Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville CEO Troy Tomlinson to speak via videoconference Feb. 21

February 17, 2012

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Troy Tomlinson, a 27-year publishing veteran who serves as president and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, will speak via videoconference on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:45 p.m. in the Lender Auditorium, located on the concourse level of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. The lecture is part of the Bandier Program’s Soyars Leadership Lecture Series in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music. It is open to the University community.

tomlinsonTomlinson is in charge of day-to-day operations for the publishing company, including contract negotiations, writer signings, copyright acquisitions and exploitation of copyrights. His writer/artists include Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Eric Church. His songwriter stable includes Tom Douglas, Casey Beathard, Tony Martin, Bob Dipero, Jason Sellers, Jim Beavers and Hall of Famers Bobby Braddock and Bill Anderson.

Tomlinson formerly served as executive vice president of Acuff-Rose Publishing Company from 1988-2002. Prior to that, he served as creative manager at Multimedia Entertainment, Don King Music and Rick Hall/Fame Music.

Tomlinson currently serves as president of the Country Music Association and is on the boards of Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Country Music Foundation and the Music City Music Council.

For more information about the lecture, contact David Rezak, director of the Bandier Program, at (315) 443-3280 or

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