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June 24, 2021

Time: 2:30pm CT / 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT

State of the Music Business Post-Pandemic with John Esposito

We hope you'll join us for this webinar hosted by the Nashville Chapter with John Esposito, Chairman & CEO of Warner Music Nashville. Esposito will be joined by Wes Vause, Sr. VP of Publicity at WMN, to discuss the state of the music industry as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Please note the earlier time for this webinar: 2:30PM CT / 3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT


Free for AIMP members / $5 for Nonmembers  

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Reservation Cutoff: June 23, 2021

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John Esposito
Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville


Wes Vause
Sr. VP of Publicity, Warner Music Nashville

AIMP Panel

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via Zoom



AIMP Members - $0.00 per person
AIMP Non-Members - $5.00 per person


Additional Speaker Information

As Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito has overseen the label quadrupling its market share since he began in 2009. Its artists have spent more than 97 weeks at #1, earning 68 chart-topping singles, multiple gold and platinum sales certifications, and Grammy, CMA, ACM, Billboard, AMA and People’s Choice awards ranging from New Artist to Entertainer of the Year. Esposito and his team now oversee a Music Row powerhouse that includes Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde and a group of young artists who represent the genre's next generation like Ingrid Andress, Morgan Evans and Gabby Barrett to name a few. A native of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Espo is a lifelong musician who attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He soaked in music from all angles, from spinning records at his campus radio station to playing in bands, while he earned a B.A. in journalism. Espo began his music industry career with retail chain The Wiz as COO of its Music and Movies division. He went on to executive roles at Polygram’s Polymedia Division and Island Def Jam Music Group. Espo’s Warner career began with a stint as president/CEO of WEA, WMG’s sales and marketing division, before being named to the post at WMN. The industry staple has been chairman of the board of the Country Music Association, governor of the Nashville Chapter Board of NARAS, and an Executive Committee board member of the Country Radio Broadcasters Association. Other leadership roles include the T.J. Martell Foundation National Board, Leadership Music and the Nashville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Esposito created WMN’s environmental campaign, WMGreen, for which he was awarded the Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Forces for Nature” honor, as well as Music Biz’s Green Award for Environmental Responsibility. Additional recent achievements span the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement (Music biz), the Innovator of the Year Award (Innovation in Music Awards) and an honorary doctorate of music from Monmouth University.

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