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“After 17 months of stellar work overseeing Sony Music Label Group U.S.'s promotion departments, Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to all facets of our operation.”
——Steve Barnett

TIPPECANOE AND TYLER TOO!

Skilled Executive Will Play a Big Role
on Steve Barnett’s Team
Bruce Tyler has been named Executive Vice President of Columbia Records, Chairman Steve Barnett announced today. Tyler, who’s based in New York, reports to Barnett.

In his new supervisory executive post, Tyler will work closely with Barnett and Columbia senior management in establishing and effecting the company's overall goals, direction and vision.  He’ll advise and collaborate with the operations and staff of Columbia Recordsand its associated labels to promote growth and development throughout the label group.

Tyler comes to Columbia Records from Sony Music Label Group U.S., where he had been serving as EVP Promotion/Market Strategy.

Said SMLG Chairman Rob Stringer: "From the first time I met with Bruce, it was clear that I wanted him to play a vital role within the Sony organization. Bruce's forward-thinking strengths and capabilities will help carry on the rich legacy of Columbia Records while guiding the label to achieve its full future potential."

Stated Barnett: "Columbia Records is extremely fortunate to have Bruce on board to focus his time, energy and vision on the label's on-going efforts. After 17 months of stellar work overseeing Sony Music Label Group U.S.'s promotion departments, Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to all facets of our operation, making him an invaluable member of our team as we meet the demands of an ever-changing popular culture and an ever-challenging music industry."

Tyler came to Sony Music from Active Industry Research (AIR), one of the most respected research firms in the industry.  During his tenure as CEO of the company, he oversaw all aspects of its operations.

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