Asylum Moves, Downsizes

The Nashville division of Asylum Records — label home of George Jones, Bryan White, Lila McCann and others — is moving its offices and restructuring its staff, reports Nashville’s The Tennessean. Instead of reporting to Elektra executives in New York, the country branch, headed by Evelyn Shriver, now operates as a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Four employees were released Friday, downsizing Asylum’s Nashville-based staff to 12. Asylum will share core marketing services with Warner Bros., though it will still maintain its own roster, plus promotion and publicity staffs. Asylum intends to be in its new building — a converted stone house next door to the Warner Bros. offices on Music Row — by the end of April.