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Warner Music ousts head of Nashville business

Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday announced a reorganization of its recording businesses in Nashville, Tenn., ousting the head of operations there.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday announced a reorganization of its recording businesses in Nashville, Tenn., ousting the head of operations there.

The company said it will combine the recently re-established Atlantic Nashville record label in a new division with the Warner Bros. Nashville and Word Entertainment label.

John Esposito, who has served as the president and CEO of Warner Music Group's sales and marketing division, will head the new operations, collectively named Warner Music Nashville. Mike Jbara, the marketing division's executive vice president and chief operating officer, will take over for Esposito, the company said.

Bill Bennett, executive vice president of Warner Bros. Nashville, is leaving the company as part of the shake-up.