Strickland, Signore Up At Warner:

Warner Music Nashville EVP/GM Peter Strickland has been named to the newly created post of Chief Marketing Officer. As of Jan. 1, Matt Signore, currently President of the company's global artist and label services division WEA, will become WMN's COO, reporting to Chairman/CEO John Esposito. Strickland joined the company in 1988, moving to Nashville in 1995 and rising to his most recent post in 2013. Signore started at WEA in 2005, rising to President in 2013.

"Since we launched Warner Music Nashville seven years ago, our single focus has been artist development," Esposito says. "Peter has been at the heart of this effort. He has not only been a partner with me from day one, but also draws on his 20 years of experience and deep relationships in Nashville.

"I have known and worked with Matt for over two decades, including our years together at WEA," he continues. "He is a trusted colleague and a great friend, with an exceptional depth of knowledge and experience."