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(Jackson, MS)  The Malaco Music Group, one of the largest U.S. independent record companies, announces the Board of Director’s election of Thomas J. Couch, Jr. as the new President and CEO of the company.  Mr. Couch, currently a Board  member, has been associated with the company for over 15 years.  He started in the Entertainment business at Ole Miss when he formed a regional booking agency and started the Waldoxy record label after graduating. 

Mr. Couch succeeds his father, co-founder Thomas Couch, Sr. in that position. “Tommy was instrumental and took the lead in several of our acquisitions throughout the years with the most important being the purchase of 50% interest in Select-O-Hits, the premier independent record distributor located in Memphis, TN.  In this ever- changing and challenging Music Business, Tommy has the leadership, experience and vision to carry Malaco forward,” according to Couch, Sr.

In the past, Malaco’s expansion has included the  purchase of the Savoy Gospel label in New York and the The Atlanta International Record Company with Select-O-Hits, as well as the distribution of numerous other labels including Apollo Records of New York, Muscle Shoals Sound Records, Jermaine Dupri’s SoSo Def Records,  BeBe and CeCe Winans’ B & C label  and Warryn Campbell’s My Block Records.

About Libra Boyd, PhD

Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.
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