R.I.P. Rob Potts
‘We are deeply saddened at the passing of our dear friend and colleague Rob Potts.
He was a champion bloke and a great contributor to country music in Australia. Rob’s humble, thoughtful and honest approach to all that he did earned him the utmost respect of the industry here and abroad. He was the first Australian to spend the time in Nashville to build the relationships needed to bring the top country music names to Australia, leading so many wonderful concerts here for Australian country music fans. Those acts included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean , Carrie Underwood, Brooks and Dunn, Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson and Kelsea Ballerini.
Through his continuing energy and enthusiasm we at Sony Music Australia had just formed a new JV label with Rob called Fangate Music to develop new and existing country music artists for the ever growing country music fans in Australia.
From all of us in the music industry our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.
Rob was a great Australian and will be sorely missed by us all.’
Denis Handlin AO
Chairman and CEO, Australia & NZ and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment