Matthew Hargis, Sr. VP of Promotion and Marketing at the Big Machine Label Group imprint BMLG Records, will exit the company. He has decided to leave the music business after 23 years to spend more time with his family.
“After 11 years at BMLG Records, I have made the decision to step away,” Hargis says.”Our children have reached an age where my wife and I believe the focus needs to be on them for these foundational years. I have been blessed by the last 22 years in this amazing country music community which has afforded me the ability to take some time away.”
Hargis adds, “I am forever grateful for the opportunities Scott [Borchetta], Jimmy [Harnen] and all of our world-class artists have provided me at BMLG Records as well as our previous stints together at DreamWorks and Capitol. It is bittersweet to leave BMLG, but it is the right decision for our family at this time.”
Hargis led the BMLG Records promotion team to 38 No. 1 singles in 11 years, including Florida Georgia Line’s Diamond-certified “Cruise” and “Meant To Be.” He also led promotion efforts for the 8x-Platinum “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry, as well as seven No. 1 multi-Platinum singles by Brett Young.
His other career stops include time at DreamWorks Records, All Access and Capitol Records Nashville.
“I know I speak for everyone at the Big Machine Label Group when I say thank you so much for your incredible leadership, friendship, kindness, honesty and expertise,” BMLG Records President and CEO Harnen writes in an email to the label staff. “People like you are in short supply in this world. We wish you the very best and if you ever decide to rejoin the music business you will always have a home with us.”
Hargis will remain at BMLG through the transition as they look for his successor. Applicants can send their resumes to [email protected].
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