#377 - John Esposito on How He Turned A Record Label Around + Introducing Himself to Frank Sinatra at a Restaurant + How Kenny Chesney Rescued Him + Leaving Warner Music Nashville After 13 Years


Dec 20 2022 • 1 hr 3 mins

John Esposito is leaving the position as the Chairman & CEO Warner Music Nashville after 13 years. He has overseen the label and grown it exponentially since he began in 2009 with artists from Dan + Shay to Kenny Chesney.  He talks about taking Blake Shelton from a point of almost getting dropped to being a super star. Espo is already credited with jump starting the careers of Hunter Hayes, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and many more. He talks about the behind the scenes of running a record label, the advice he offers artists and what he will do after leaving Warner. He also shares some great stories about meeting Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney and going to Burger King with Jay Z.

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