tree paineTree Paine, senior VP of publicity for Warner Music Nashville, will leave the record label to start Premium PR next month with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift as her first client.

Swift, who is recording a new album, split with Erickson PR in March after seven years.

Paine handles PR for Warner's country and Christian music units, joining the company in 2007 from the Academy of Country Music after years in A&R and marketing in and around the music business.

Her move was reported by and, which said Paine would exit Warner on May 30.