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Sony head leaves end of March

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – The head of Son Music Nashville is leaving at the end of the month in a mutual agreement.

Gary Overton has been the chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Music Nashville for almost five years.

The statement said, "This is a result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Overton and SME."

Overton said in a release, "Working at Sony Music has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I will deeply miss the talented team at SMN, but I am also excited about starting the next chapter of my career. I want to thank the amazing staff for their tireless commitment to supporting our incredible artists."

Overton created controversy last month during the Country Radio Seminar when he said, "If you're not on country radio, you don't exist."

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