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Ben Vaughn

EVP - Warner/Chappell Nashville

EVP - Warner/Chappell Nashville

In October 2012, Ben Vaughn was appointed Executive Vice President, Warner/Chappell Nashville. This appointment meant that, by the age of 36, Vaughn had not only been the youngest executive to head a major publisher in Nashville, he had also achieved the rare distinction of having held leadership roles at three successful Nashville music publishers. Vaughn also currently serves on the Board of the CMA, ACM, is a Governor on the Nashville NARAS Board and an active member of the NMPA. Prior to Warner/Chappell, Vaughn was Executive Vice President & General Manager, EMI Music Publishing Nashville, running the unit until the company’s acquisition by Sony/ATV. Vaughn spent ten years at EMI, signing songwriters such as Dallas Davidson (ACM and BMI Songwriter of the Year), Rhett Akins (BMI Songwriter of the Year) and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott (SESAC Songwriter of the Year), among many others. He also played a key role in the development of a wide roster of writers including Guy Clark, Jerry Flowers, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Kelley Lovelace, Tom Shapiro, The Warren Brothers, Chris Young and Jeremy Stover. Before joining EMI, Vaughn was appointed GM at Big Tractor Music when he was just 20 years old. Prior to that, Vaughn interned at Warner/Chappell, attended the Music Industry program at Belmont University and was a Country music DJ in his home state of Kentucky.

My Panelists Sessions

Thursday, April 18

11:30am PDT