ole Names Qiana Conley as New Creative Director West Coast
March 20, 2009
Los Angeles: ole is pleased to announce that beginning April 6th Qiana Conley, formerly of Notting Hill Music Group, will be joining the ole Creative team in LA as Creative Director West Coast.
Conley brings with her a wealth of experience gained in her most recent position as Director of Creative, A&R/Television and Film at Notting Hill Music Group, PLC and prior to that in A&R and Promotions with Sony Music, Epic Records Group.
Conley says she's excited about joining ole. "I'm really thrilled to be joining ole and championing such a talented roster of international songwriters and artists. I believe in the values and visions of this company and am impressed by the pioneering efforts ole has taken in defining today's successful independent publisher."
She adds, "I'm looking forward to adding to this success by bringing my relationships, expertise and knowledge in the US marketplace in the Pop/Urban/Rock genres with Record Labels, Artist Management, Publishing, and Multi-Media Licensing to deliver opportunities and results for our songwriters and copyrights."
As a seasoned professional in the LA music publishing scene Conley's impressive track record indicates that she knows how to spot and develop strong talent and get songs placed. She also brings a great deal of experience in the area of marketing and promotion and event planning.
ole's Chief Creative Office Gilles Godard believes Conley will make a significant addition to the Creative team in LA.
"Qiana's past success in publishing, A & R and entertainment marketing are invaluable assets and I know her knowledge and expertise will deliver results for our writers, catalogues and joint venture partners. Her enthusiasm is only surpassed by her desire to win. We are pleased to have her on the ole team."
Qiana will be working along side the LA Creative team of Sean Mulligan, Jennifer Hyland and Tony Crago and Godard adds, "I look forward to Qiana making a substantial contribution to the bottom line and to the ole Brand."
ole is one of the World's largest independent, full-service music publishers, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles. Founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMGMP Canada) and Tim Laing (former radio and TV producer and finance executive), ole is now Canada's largest music publisher. ole boasts a team of 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named the Canadian Country Music Association Music Publishing Company of the Year for 2007 and 2008, the first time in 15 years the honour has gone to an independent publisher.
The ole catalog includes over forty thousand songs and thirty thousand hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $60MM USD in acquisitions over the past four years, including purchases of the Jody Williams Music catalog, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Logrhythm's Matt Morris titles, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music catalogs. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for WGBH's award-winning children's series Arthur, Amberwood Entertainment's The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, Rollbots, and sci-fi cult series Lexx, and all of the music in Nelvana's vast TV/film catalog. Recent purchases include the majority ownership of the WGBH music catalogue and co-ownership of the music rights for CCI Entertainment.
ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. ole is a direct member of SOCAN, ASCAP, BMI, HFA, CMRRA and SESAC. ole leverages considerable industry relationships, board positions and knowledge of key collection issues to enable deep analysis of income trends. This is paired with an aggressive collection policy. For sub-publishing clients ole fields the largest, most sophisticated administrative and creative teams in Canada.
Staff songwriters and composers include: Jack Lenz, Gerald O'Brien, Mark J. Feist, JC Smith, Rupert Gayle, Tebey, Gilles Godard, Rebecca Everett, Mladen, Willie Mack, Kelly Archer, and Roger Springer. ole also administers for songwriters David Kopatz and Dr. Alex Tsisserev of Mad Love Music.
ole co-ventures include Last Gang Publishing, representing artists Mother Mother, O'Luge, Rides Again, Let's Go To War, Panurge, Murray Yates (Forty Foot Echo), and Steven Dall. Nashville-based co-venture Roots Three Music includes songwriters Chris Thorsteinson, Murray Pulver and Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker, Bruce Wallace, Steven Lee Olsen, Denny Carr, and Kaci Bolls. ole's urban co-venture with Tanjola (formerly ib Entertainment) has brought Dru, Alonzo, Haydain Neale, Alex Greggs and Shiloh to the roster. ole has also entered into a co-venture with LA-based Five K Entertainment headed by Victor Murgatroyd, former Vice-President of A&R for j records.
ole songs have appeared in national ad campaigns for Toyota, Sears, The Bay, and Telus as well as televisions series The Sopranos, The Black Donnelly's, The Hills, Cold Case, Trailer Park Boys, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Whistler, Da Kink In My Hair, and Falcon Beach.
Notable copyrights for ole include the Taylor Swift singles "White Horse", "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn" and the iTunes No. 1 Selling Country Song of 2007 "Teardrops On My Guitar", Kelly Clarkson's Billboard #1 single "Miss Independent", "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim, "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles, Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday" (2005 Billboard Country Song of the Year), "Shoes" by Shania Twain (from the album Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives), Sean Paul's "Change the Game", Trace Adkins' "High", "Long Black Train" by Josh Turner, and "It Was Me" by George Strait. Recent ole cuts include "I'm Already There" by Westlife, "After Tonight" by Justin Nozuka, "Once In A While" by Akon, Kristy Lee Cook's "15 Minutes Of Shame", "Another Pot O' Tea" by Anne Murray/Emmylou Harris, "You Got Me Runnin" performed by Doman + Gooding and written by Dru and Rupert Gayle, "Streetlights" performed by Kevin Borg and written by Steven Lee Olsen, "Lies" performed by Martina McBride and written by Gerald O'Brien, "Goodbye You Suck" by Shiloh and five songs on the latest Road Hammers album.
ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.