Veteran radio programmer John Mayer has joined US-based distribution and services company Caroline as a Regional Promotion Director.
Prior to Caroline, Mayer worked at iHeartMedia for 10 years, most recently as the Program Director of WFLZ in Tampa, FL, and previously as the Program Director of WRVW in Nashville.
Additionally, he has held positions at iHeartMedia as a Music Director, in marketing, and as on-air talent.
At Caroline, which is owned by Universal/Capitol Music Group, Mayer will be based in Nashville, Tennessee and report to Senior Vice President of Promotion, Marni Halpern.
Jacqueline Saturn, General Manager Caroline/Harvest Records, said, “We are excited to grow the Caroline team with someone like John whose passion and belief in our commitment to artist development will take our artists to the next level.
“We wanted this position to be based in Nashville, the home of some of our most important label partners and artists, as well as the creative community that continues to grow at a rapid pace.”
“We are excited to grow the Caroline team with someone like John whose passion and belief in our commitment to artist development will take our artists to the next level.”
Jacqueline Saturn, Harvest/Caroline
Halpern said, “I couldn’t be more excited to have John join our Caroline team.
“I worked with him for years while he was at radio, and I’ve always admired his unprecedented passion for music and wanting to help break new artists. Bringing his knowledge of radio and analytics to our promotion team will make us grow even stronger.”
Mayer said, “Music is all I ever wanted to do and I couldn’t be happier to further pursue that dream with an unbelievable company with an incredible ever-building roster of artists. I can’t wait to work more closely with Jacqueline, Piero, Marni, and a team that is second to none.”
Mayer sits on the board of Musicians On Call, a charity that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
Mayer has a Master’s degree from Quinnipiac University in broadcast journalism.
Caroline’s artist successes in recent years include Alabama Shakes, All Time Low, BANKS, Slash, Tyrese, Halsey, Five Finger Death Punch, 50 Cent, and Glass Animals.Music Business Worldwide