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Ali Matkosky, Black River Christian's new Director of National Promotion and Strategy

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December 4, 2017

Nashville, TN (December 4, 2017) – Black River Christian’s VP of National Promotion Brian Thiele announces Ali Matkosky as the new Director of National Promotion and Strategy as reported by CMB.
"I had the privilege of working with Ali for four years before I came to Black River, and I can honestly say that she is one of the best Promotion people in this industry,” says Thiele. “We are excited for her to bring her expertise, personality, and passion to Black River Christian!”
Most recently, Matkosky served at Word Entertainment as their Director of National Promotion. Prior to her four years at Word, she spent two years at Provident Label Group. Matkosky is an alumnus of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
"I'm excited to be a part of the growing Black River family,” Matkosky says. “I look forward to working with incredibly talented artists alongside an amazing team."
Matkosky joins Black River Christian and its artist roster including Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson. Prior to Christian radio’s switch to Christmas music, Hannah Kerr’s current hit single “Warrior” reached No. 17 on the Christian AC Indicator chart and No. 23 on both the Christian AC Monitored and Christian Airplay charts. Additionally, Kerr co-wrote Matt Maher’s current Top 10 and climbing single “Your Love Defends Me.” Her new Christmas EP Emmanuel is digitally and physically available now. Wrapping up 2017 with a few An Acoustic Christmas with Josh Wilson tour dates, Wilson is writing and recording for his forthcoming debut album on Black River Christian.
Starting today, Matkosky reports to Brian Thiele and is based out of Black River Entertainment’s Music Row offices.
ABOUT BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT: Underneath the Black River Entertainment umbrella is a family of record labels, a management company, a GRAMMY-winning publishing company, and state-of-the-art recording studios.
Black River Records, Black River Americana, Black River Christian and Passport Productions make up the family of record labels. The combined roster of artists includes Abby Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Jacob Davis, Ronnie Milsap and Craig Morgan; Carolina Story; Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson; and Nikita Karmen. Thrive Management provides artist management services within Black River Christian.
Black River Publishing is home to many talented writers including: Hit songwriters/producers Bobby Huff and Josh Kerr, songwriters/artists Ben Caver, Eddie Garcia, Nikita Karmen, John King, Scott Stepakoff, Anna Vaus, Nick Wayne and Painted West, songwriters/Black River recording artists Abby Anderson, Carolina Story, Jacob Davis, Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson, and the catalogues of hit-songwriter/Black River Recording artist Kelsea Ballerini, hit songwriters/producers Doug Johnson, Forest Glen Whitehead and GRAMMY-winning songwriter Josh Osborne. For more information about Black River Publishing, please visit
Owned and operated by BRE, the historic Sound Stage and Ronnie’s Place studios are located on Nashville’s famous Music Row and have set the standard legendary artists/musicians/producers have appreciated since the late 1960s. Artists from multiple genres have cut hits in these studios including 50 Cent, Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Casting Crowns, Alice Cooper, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Jerry Lee Lewis, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, PHISH, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and Keith Urban. 
Part of the Pegula Sports and Entertainment family, which includes the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, AHL’s Rochester Americans, NLL’s Buffalo Bandits, HARBORCENTER, Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER, KeyBank Center, and IMPACT Sports Performance, Black River Entertainment and its entities are based in Nashville, TN. For more information, please visit



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