Big Loud Records has named Ali Matkosky as National Director of Promotion. 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.
Matkosky, who comes to Big Loud after serving as Director of National Promotion and Strategy at Black River Christian, previously spent four years in regional and national promotion at Word Entertainment, home to 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.”
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 Chris Lane, whose debut single, “Fix,” became a Gold-certified No. 1 hit in 2015.
Since then the label has gone on to expand its talented roster with the addition of Jake Owen, while scoring more Gold-certified hits with Lane (“For Her,” “Take Back Home Girl” featuring Tori Kelly) and another No. 1 at country radio with Morgan Wallen. The Big Loud lineup also includes Jillian Jacqueline and Mason Ramsey.
Matkosky can be reached via email at [email protected].
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