BMG/BBR MUSIC GROUP has introduced the retirement of two longtime execs, RICK SHEDD, who served because the label group’s GM for greater than 20 years, and RENEE LEYMON, who has been with the label group’s promotion staff for eight years, and within the position of VP/Radio Syndication & Group Technique since 2016.
“After a complete profession making my residing inside the music enterprise, it’s time to step again to pursue some private objectives like touring and reconnecting with mates,” stated SHEDD. “I’m eternally grateful to have had a profession that mixed so many enjoyable experiences and the chance to make lifelong friendships with those that I met alongside the way in which. So grateful to those that had been supportive and constant to me on this journey.”
BMG NASHVILLE Pres. JON LOBA stated of SHEDD, “RICK has been with BBR from practically the start and has performed an necessary position in our progress and success all alongside the way in which. His regular hand and demeanor had been the right steadiness for a scrappy, upstart unbiased. He’s additionally been an incredible pal to me and the complete employees. We are going to miss having him within the workplace vastly, however so completely satisfied he will get to take pleasure in a well-deserved retirement.”
LEYMON joined BBR MUSIC GROUP in 2015 as VP/Promotion for its then imprint, RED BOW RECORDS, in the end rising to VP/Radio Syndication & Group Technique for the corporate. Earlier than BBR, she was Regional Promotion Dir. for ARISTA NASHVILLE, following earlier stints at LYRIC STREET RECORDS. the place she was Sr. Dir./Nationwide Promotion, BIGGER PICTURE and NEW REVOLUTION
“It feels good going out driving on the wings of being the #1 airplay label in Nation music for 2022,” stated LEYMON. “I’ve been blessed far more than I deserve, and am grateful for each second of my music enterprise life. I might think about it my largest skilled accomplishment to go away a path of successors that I might need influenced and that they’re higher for it. Most of all, thanks to the those that acquired me right here and enabled me to appreciate a dream past my creativeness … you already know who you might be.”
LOBA stated of LEYMON, “RENEE was at all times one of the tenacious and achieved promotion executives within the enterprise. When she was given the VP of Syndication and Group Technique stripes, she really outlined what the position was and performed a major half in BROKEN BOW turning into the #1 Radio airplay label final 12 months. We are going to all miss her asking every of us, ‘Are you mad at me?’ however excited she will get to reinvent herself working along with her son in a unique trade.”
SVP/Promotion CARSON JAMES added, “RENEE has been such an integral a part of our staff right here for therefore a few years. I’m going to overlook working along with her day-after-day. The fervour she has for our artists and the music they create is like nothing else. RENEE, we love you, we’ll miss you, and we hate to see you go.”