No Paine, No Gain: Warner Music Nashville SVP/Publicity Tree Paine will leave the label May 31 to launch Premium PR representing Taylor Swift. "I love and adore Espo [WMN President/CEO John Esposito] and the WMN family, but there isn't a publicist in New York, L.A. or Nashville that wouldn't jump at an opportunity to work with someone as talented as Taylor Swift and her management team," Paine says. "They are the best at what they do and I'm ecstatic they have welcomed me to the team." Paine steps into the role previously occupied by Paula Erickson, who resigned earlier this year (CAT 3/7). Prior to joining WMN in 2007, Paine worked at the Academy of Country Music. Efforts to fill the open slot at WMN are underway.