The AristoMedia Group Celebrates 35 Years

The AristoMedia Group logoNashville-based entertainment and marketing company, The AristoMedia Group, is celebrating its 35th anniversary.

Founded in April 1980 by President/CEO Jeff Walker as a public relations firm, the AristoMedia Group has grown into a multi-faceted media, marketing and promotion company. The company includes specialized departments, including Aristo P.R. (publicity and PR), AristoVideo (video promotion and marketing), AristoWorks (digital development and marketing), Marco Promotions (secondary and tertiary radio promotion) and Marco Club Connection (dance venue marketing). The company offers project management and music consulting through Jeff Walker and Associates, and digital music delivery for streaming outlets through StreamTrack, launched in 2014.

Walker has received the CMA President’s Award, the CMA Jo Walker Meador International Award, Country Music Association Australia’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the BCMA International Services Award (UK), and the Canadian Country Music Association’s Leonard T. Rambeau International Support Award.

Senior staff of the company includes Craig Bann (Sr. VP Promotion/ Marketing), Rick Kelly (VP of Promotion), Jon Walker (VP of Digital), Christy Watkins (VP of Public Relations/Media Marketing) and Matt Watkins (VP of Marketing/Operations). Located on Music Row, The AristoMedia Group employs 15 full-time and part-time employees.

The AristoMedia Group President/CEO Walker notes, “When I started the company, the compact disc was still in development, the Internet was over a decade away from major acceptance, and digital downloads and streaming were not even in the music business vocabulary. The times have driven the company to continuously re-invent our service offerings and expand into new areas I could not have imagined 35 years ago. We strive to stay ahead of our industry’s needs and I’m proud of the company AristoMedia has become.”

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