RCA Nashville Promotes Two

Matt Galvin

Matt Galvin

RCA Nashville has promoted Matt Galvin and Elizabeth Sledge to Directors, Regional Promotion, effective immediately. Both Galvin and Sledge will continue to be responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of radio promotional plans for the RCA Nashville roster in their respective regions, including the radio airplay of Bush Hawg, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Love and Theft, Jake Owen, Pistol Annies, Joanna Smith, Tate Stevens and Chris Young. They continue to report to Keith Gale, Sr. VP, National Promotion, RCA Nashville in their new roles.

“Matt and Liz have both been important members of our team for a long time, and their contributions to our successes are too numerous to count,” said Gale. “They’ve seamlessly executed and excelled at every new challenge and additional responsibility presented to them, and this well-deserved recognition formalizes their incredible momentum as members of the RCA Promotion leadership team. I’m lucky and proud to have them in the RCA family.”

Elizabeth Sledge

Elizabeth Sledge

Galvin, a native of Nashville, has a long tenure with the company, most recently serving as Manager, Regional Promotion, RCA Nashville. He first joined then Arista Records in 1995 in the mailroom before being promoted to A&R Coordinator in 1996 and Tickets and Itineraries Coordinator for RCA Label Group in 1999. In 2001, Galvin was promoted to Promotions Coordinator, Arista Nashville and later relocated to Pheonix with the company in 2004 as National Promotions Director for RCA Nashville, where he worked with radio stations on the West Coast to promote and market artists on the RCA roster before relocating back to Nashville as Regional Promotion Manager in 2008. Galvin is a native of Nashville, TN and graduated from Belmont University in 1995.

A 14-year veteran in the industry, Sledge has served as Manager, Regional Promotion in the Southeast region for the RCA Promotion team since 2009. Sledge rejoined the company after working as part of the founding team of Montage Music Group, where she held several positions of increasing responsibility culminating in her role as Midwest/Northeast regional in 2009. Prior to Montage, she worked on the Columbia /Epic Promotions team from 2002-2006, where she worked with the label’s artists including Gretchen Wilson and Montgomery Gentry. Sledge first joined the Columbia Nashville team as a Coordinator in 2002 before being promoted to Northeast Regional Promotion Manager for Epic in 2005. Liz graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1998. She currently resides in Nashville.

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