Republic Nashville President/Big Machine Label Group EVP Jimmy Harnen announced today (9/10) the promotion of Matthew Hargis to Republic Nashville Vice President of Promotion.
Hargis will continue to spearhead the radio promotion department (a.k.a. “The Apes”) for the entire Republic Nashville roster, which includes Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Greg Bates, RaeLynn and Jackie Lee.
“Matthew is one of the hardest working, most-driven and caring executives I have ever known,” said Harnen. “What he has successfully done in a short amount of time at Republic Nashville is nothing short of spectacular. He is a fantastic leader who always does the right thing, and it gives me great joy to present him with these very well deserved VP stripes!”
Hargis added, ”I cannot thank Scott and Jimmy enough for their leadership, coaching and mentoring. The culture they have built at BMLG is outstanding. I am so proud to come into work every day and fight like an ape with all of my brothers and sisters in the Republic ape den!”
Hargis’ other career stops include All Access and Capitol Records Nashville. He can be reached via 615-324-7902 or [email protected].