Hey, look! John Esposito just joined FLO. He’s the President/CEO of Warner Music Nashville. We wrote a press release and everything. AP Style for you journo types. Here it is:
Current President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito, has just joined FLO as a senior advisor. He joins music and media business vets Joe Galante, John Grady, Randy Wachtler, Ed Hardy among a host of others at the strategic group headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.
FLO founder Mark Montgomery, in a rare G-rated moment, offers: “John Esposito joining FLO adds considerable strategic firepower to our collective of incredibly smart folks to help artists with big audiences build new brands, companies and entrepreneurial ventures. Along with his extensive knowledge of the music industry, he brings a real passion for music that is inspiring and infectious.”
Said Esposito, “I’m intrigued with the FLO model of taking artists beyond simple sponsorship and endorsement deals and helping them build their own companies, and in taking an active role in helping make Nashville the epicenter of the new music business. I am honored to be added to the list of phenomenal business men and women associated with FLO and look forward to what lies ahead.”
In addition to his current role at Warner Music Nashville, Mr. Esposito has served as President and CEO of WEA, Warner Music Group’s U.S sales and retail marketing company and as GM and Executive VP at Island/Def Jam Music Group. Esposito’s previous work includes PolyGram, The Wiz retail chain, and Mitsubishi Electronics America. He likes Springsteen, Sinatra, and making a lot of racket on guitars and drums.
FLO (findyourflo.com) is a group that partners with artists and entertainers with large audiences to help them build new business ventures. Founded in 2011 by five core partners, its most recent project is the development and national rollout of Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay Rum, presently enjoying one of the best first year performances of a new spirits business in the history of that industry.