Matt Shay has been named VP of A&R/marketing for the RCA Music Group. Shay will report directly to Ashley Newton, executive VP of A&R for RCA Records on A&R matters and Tom Corson executive VP/GM for J/Arista Records concerning marketing. He will be based in New York.
Previously, Shay held the title of VP marketing/A&R, J/Arista where he signed and spearheaded the marketing campaign for Pearl Jam and signed emerging bands such as Say Anything. He also managed the marketing of Maroon5’s Grammy-winning, multi-platinum “Songs About Jane.”
Prior to joining J Records when the label launched in 2000, Shay was head of promotion for the record division of Atomic Pop. Additionally, Shay managed marketing and promotion for Stone Gossard’s Loosegroove Records where he signed influential rock band Queens of the Stone Age.