Downtown Music layoffs have begun shortly after the sale of its 145,000 song catalog. Here's what we know.
A "number" of its Nashville employees have been let go, including Executive VP A&R Steve Markland. He was the highest-ranking staffer in the Nashville office and is pictured above in a press release photo from 2019. "As part of Downtown's strategic shift towards music services, a limited number of job functions have been deemed redundant," the publisher said in a statement. "Where possible, we are looking for opportunities to reassign impacted employees elsewhere within the organization or with other employees."
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