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Sony Music Publishing Nashville has upped Josh Van Valkenburg to EVP, Creative.

In his new role, Van Valkenburg will be responsible for leading the team’s A&R strategy, supporting SMP Nashville’s roster, developing new talent and delivering creative opportunities for the company's songwriters. He reports directly to SMP Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston.

Throughout his career, Van Valkenburg’s signings have garnered 70+ #1 hits on Country radio.

He's worked with chart-topping writers and producers like 4-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Ross Copperman, Jon Nite, Lindsay Rimes, Chris DeStefano and 2021 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Josh Osborne, as well as artists like Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice.

Van Vaulkenburg has also provided creative support of SMP’s contributing songwriters and producers on Gabby Barrett’s #1 hit, “I Hope.”

“Our Sony Music Publishing family is committed to lifting up and empowering all of our songwriters, from Nashville to the entire world. This ethos begins at the top with Jon Platt and Rusty Gaston, to whom I am so grateful for this opportunity,” said Van Valkenburg.

“Josh is one of the smartest music publishing executives I have ever met. He leads the way in thinking strategically with every songwriter on our roster, and he takes actions that lead to results. We couldn’t be prouder to have him on our team,” added Gaston.

Prior to his new role, Van Valkenburg held the position of SVP, Creative and has spearheaded SMP Nashville’s creative efforts since 2015. He’s been with the company since 2005, launching his career at EMI Music Publishing, and was later promoted to the A&R team as Creative Manager in 2008 before joining Sony/ATV as Creative Director in 2012.