INDUSTRY VET TO SPEARHEAD RADIO CAMPAIGNS FOR A ROSTER OF ASCENDING TALENT
BIG LOUD FAMILY INCLUDES JAKE OWEN, CHRIS LANE, MORGAN WALLEN, JILLIAN JACQUELINE, MASON RAMSEY AND MORE
NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 10, 2018) – Innovative label BIG LOUD RECORDS is proud to announce the newest momentum-building addition to its growing team – National Director of Promotion ALI MATKOSKY.
Starting July 16, Matkosky will report to Vice President of Promotion Stacy Blythe and label President Clay Hunnicutt as she works to expand Big Loud Records’ footprint at Country radio, and can be reached via email at Ali@bigloud.com.
Matkosky, who comes to Big Loud after previously serving as Director of National Promotion and Strategy at Black River Christian, boasts a world-class resume that also includes four years in regional and national promotion at Word Entertainment – home to major artists like Francesca Battistelli, for KING & COUNTRY, NEEDTOBREATHE, Skillet and Big Daddy Weave.
A native of Western New York, Matkosky is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and began her career in promotions at Sony Music’s Provident Label Group, where she coordinated high-profile campaigns for Third Day, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman and more.
“We’re excited to have Ali join the Big Loud family,” says Hunnicutt of the new hire. “She is widely respected, does the job the right way, brings an incredible skill set to our team, and will really help the staff and artists of Big Loud grow for years to come. We can’t wait for her to start and jump on this moving train.”
“It’s an incredible honor to be given this opportunity by Craig, Seth, Chief, Joey, Clay and Stacy,” Matkosky adds. “I’ll continue to hold dear the friendships I’ve made in my years working with Christian radio, and I look forward to making many new ones as I come alongside the team to deliver top-notch music to Country radio. I can’t wait to learn from Stacy and I am beyond grateful for the team’s vote of confidence. Let’s do this!”
Grabbing attention as a true independent powerhouse on Nashville’s Music Row, Big Loud Records was founded as a partnership between four industry veterans – Craig Wiseman, Seth England, Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Joey Moi – with a vision to bring artist development, management, production, and promotion under one roof. Led by Hunnicutt, the label scored its first win with breakout Country star Chris Lane, the total-package talent who’s high-flying debut single, “Fix,” became a GOLD-certified #1 in 2015. The hit marked an unheard-of feat for Big Loud Records – scoring their first chart topper with the label’s very first release.
Since then the label has gone on to expand its talented roster with the addition of Country superstar Jake Owen (currently Top 5 with “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”), while scoring more GOLD-certified hits with Lane (“For Her,” “Take Back Home Girl” featuring Tori Kelly) and another #1 at Country radio with rising star Morgan Wallen (“Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line). The Big Loud lineup also includes edgy firebrand Jillian Jacqueline and fresh-faced viral superstar Mason Ramsey (chart-rising debut single “Famous”).