Butch Waugh has been promoted to executive vp at RCA Label Group RLG/Nashville. He will report to label group chairman Joe Galante. Waugh most recently was senior vp and general manager at RLG. His promotion marks the first executive post created at the label group.
Waugh’s new responsibilities include overseeing promotion, artist development, media, sales, creative and label development for all of RLG’s imprints, including Arista Nashville, BNA Records and RCA Records. Waugh, who joined RCA in 1982, previously was senior vp at RCA Records.
“(Waugh’s) leadership style, passion and vast experience have been key to RLG having one record year after another,” Galante said. “Butch is motivated to do his best because he is so committed to our artists and the company. I am thrilled to recognize my partner’s contributions in this way, and I am confident that he will continue to help us achieve even greater success in the years to come.”
Based in Nashville, RCA Label Group RLG/Nashville is a unit of BMG Entertainment.