Big Loud Records is launching a new rock / alternative imprint called Big Loud Rock.
Big Loud Records is the label for many country bands, including Morgan Wallen, Chris Lane, Hardy and Jake Owen. Now, the new Big Loud Rock label will hire AJ Kasen as senior vice president of A&R.
Kasen began his career in the music industry with Lava Records in 2011. In 2015 he joined Better Noise Music as the label’s A&R director, before becoming vice president in 2017. Kasen will join Greg Thompson and Lloyd Aur Norman within the label. .
“We are honored to have AJ join the Big Loud family,” said Thompson, president of Big Loud Rock. “It’s exciting to have someone with his pedigree to continue and develop our commitment to the rock world. Teaming him up with Lloyd will give us the best leadership we can imagine. “
Big Loud Rock signed their first act, Blame My Youth earlier this year. The group is led by former Empire member Sean Van Vleet. The group will release their debut EP this fall as their current single, “Fantastic” climbs the charts.
Big Loud Records also announced several advancements and new hires in recent weeks. Stacy Blythe moved to SVP Promotion from her previous role as VP Promotion. Ali Matkosky takes on Blythe’s former role as vice president of promotion after being replaced by national director of promotion. Tyler Waugh will take on this post after serving as Southeast Promotion Manager.
Sarah Headley will take on the role of South East Promotion Director following her previous role as Promotion Coordinator. Delaney Rogers will transfer her role as Executive Assistant from Big Loud Partner / CEO Seth England to Stacy Blythe.
Kelley Brock also joined the label as promotion coordinator. Previously, she was a radio personality at WKDF Nashville and WUSY Chattanooga. Aubrey Wilson joins Big Loud Records as Data and Analytics Coordinator to replace Giuliana Mignone, who left the label to pursue her career as an artist.