ole has announced that Mike Whelan will join the independent rights management company’s Nashville office as Senior Director, Creative. He will report to ole’s GM of Nashville Creative, John Ozier.
“Mike has such an extensive track record of both cultivating writers and placing songs with artists, and he brings a huge amount of knowledge and contacts to ole,” said Ozier. “He understands our unique personal approach and the ‘super service’ that we strive to give our writers and artists, and I’m very pleased to have him on the ole team.”
Whelan joins ole from Sony Music Publishing, where he worked with writers and artists including two-time BMI writer of the year Casey Beathard, Tony Martin, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, and Luke Bryan.
“ole is such a dynamic company and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with John and the whole ole Creative team – and of course, all their talented writers,” said Whelan. “I look forward to helping the team continue to build the list of ole hits.”