Arthur Buenahora Joins ole as Senior Creative Director, Nashville
ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, with operations in Nashville, Los Angeles and Toronto, is pleased to announce that Arthur Buenahora has joined the company as Senior Creative Director, Nashville.
"Arthur has had a huge impact on Nashville, signing Dierks Bentley and Taylor Swift among others, to their first publishing deals," notes ole Chief Creative Officer, Gilles Godard. "Having worked both in publishing and on the record side offers him a unique perspective on the ever-changing music business and I look forward to adding him to our team at ole."
Comments ole President Michael McCarty: "Arthur's song plugging and talent development track record clearly make him one of country music's premier creative executives, and hiring him is a pivotal moment in the growth of our Nashville operation. We look forward to him helping ole attain our goal of becoming the publisher of choice for the best songwriters in the business."
Buenahora graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1997 and immediately made his way to Nashville's Music Row where he got his start in the music business in the tape room at Sony/ATV/Tree. He soon joined the creative team full-time and rose quickly through the ranks as an effective song plugger and music publisher, placing over one hundred songs over five years, resulting in ten number one singles, and developing some of country music's most promising newcomers including Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and a 14-year-old singer/songwriter by the name of Taylor Swift. In 2005, he joined Capitol Records Nashville as Senior Director of A&R where he continued his creative relationship with Dierks Bentley and Eric Church. In 2008, he moved over to Universal Records South as VP of A&R.
"I'm really pumped about joining ole," enthuses Buenahora. "They're a growth company and I'm looking forward to helping maximize the potential of the catalog there and making sure that the songs get the best opportunity to shine."
ole is one of the world's largest independent, full-service music publishers, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles. ole's team of 32 experienced industry professionals are focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration.
The ole catalog includes over forty thousand songs and thirty-five thousand hours of TV music across all genres.
Notable ole awards include: 2009 Grammy for Best Country Song, "White Horse", from the Grammy Award-winning album, "Fearless"; Canadian Country Music Association Publisher of the Year honors for 2007, 2008 and 2009; 2009 SESAC #1 Most Performed Song: "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 BMI Award Most Performed Song: "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" (Brett Beavers/James Beavers); 2009 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Beautiful Life" by Doc Walker; 2009 SOCAN News & Sports Television Programming Music Award for CBC News: Today by composer Jack Lenz; 2008 BMI Award Most Performed Song: "Picture To Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2008 ASCAP Most Performed Song: "Me and God" (Josh Turner); 2008 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for Franklin; 2008 SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for 6Teen; 2008 SESAC Recurrent Country Performance Activity: "Teardrops on My Guitar" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); and 2008 SESAC Country Performance Activity: "Picture to Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift).
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 publishers, songwriters and film & television producers. ole's owned and controlled catalogue in children's television is one of the world's largest.
Staff songwriters and composers include: Jack Lenz, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, JC Smith, Rupert Gayle, Bruce Wallace, Tebey, Gilles Godard, Rebecca Everett, Mladen, Kelly Archer, and Roger Springer. ole also administers for songwriter David Kopatz.
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, Steven Lee Olsen and Denny Carr. ole's urban co-venture with tanjola (formerly ib Entertainment) has brought songwriters: Dru, Alonzo, Haydain Neale, Alex Greggs, Justin Forsley and Shiloh to the roster.
Notable copyrights for ole include the Grammy nominated Taylor Swift single "White Horse", as well as, "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 featuring 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" and "Leaving" by Westlife; "Once In A While" by Akon; "Runnin'" performed by Doman + Gooding and written by Dru and Rupert Gayle; "Streetlights" performed by Kevin Borg and written by Steven Lee Olsen; "S.O.S (Let the Music Play)" performed by Jordin Sparks and co-written by David Kopatz; "Dancing in Circles" performed by Love and Theft and co-written by Roger Springer; "Goodbye You Suck" and "I Remember" by Shiloh, as well as five songs on the latest Road Hammers album.