Industry Ink: SESAC, Sony/ATV, Chris Keaton Presents, ole

Glen Phillips Upped At SESAC

Pictured (L-R): Glen Phillips with Nikki Sixx

Pictured (L-R): Glen Phillips with Nikki Sixx

Glen Phillips has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, at SESAC. Phillips, who is located in the company’s Los Angeles office, will report to Sam Kling, SESAC’s Senior Vice President, Creative Operations.

 

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Promotes Jennifer Knoepfle

sonyatv11Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Jennifer Knoepfle to the role of Senior Vice President and Head of West Coast A&R, based in the company’s Los Angeles office.

At the same time, Amanda Berman-Hill has been elevated to the new role of Senior Vice President and Head of West Coast Writer Relations, also based in Los Angeles. Both take up their new roles effective immediately and report into Sony/ATV Co-President, U.S. Rick Krim.

Knoepfle, who was previously Senior Vice President, Creative, joined Sony/ATV in May 2009 in the role of Senior Director of Creative and has gone on to sign acts such as Grammy-winning songwriters Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost of the bands Bleachers and fun., along with Grammy-nominated artist Leon Bridges, Grimes, Clams Casino, Band of Skulls, Lord Huron, Broods, up-and-coming artists Grace Mitchell and Kelela, as well as signing multi-platinum songwriter Tim Pagnotta jointly with Berman-Hill, .

 

Heather Holland Signs With Chris Keaton Presents

Pictured (L-R): BMI's David Preston, Heather Holland, Chris Keaton

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s David Preston, Heather Holland, Chris Keaton

BMI writer/artist Heather Holland stopped by the BMI office to celebrate signing a management agreement with Chris Keaton Presents.

 

ole Inks Co-Pub Deal, Catalog Purchase With Songwriter Jeff Trott

Pictured (L-R): David Weitzman, VP Business Development, ole; songwriter Jeff Trott; Bennett Kaufman, Maverick Entertainment

Pictured (L-R): David Weitzman, VP Business Development, ole; songwriter Jeff Trott; Bennett Kaufman, Maverick Entertainment

ole has signed a co-publishing agreement and catalog purchase with songwriter Jeff Trott. Jeff’s credits include chart-topping singles “If It Makes You Happy,” “Every Day Is a Winding Road,” Soak Up the Sun,” “My Favorite Mistake,” and “There Goes the Neighborhood” for Sheryl Crow and numerous other successful co-writes.

“Jeff Trott is a musician’s musician who writes songs that connect with artists and music lovers worldwide. He is one of those writer/musicians that when other musicians see his name in the credits, they know it’s quality,” said David Weitzman, Vice President of Business Development at ole. “We are so pleased to welcome Jeff to the ole family, and with his versatile songwriting abilities being fluent in pop, country, and indie rock, he has connected with our creative staff and our existing songwriter roster. We very much look forward to being Jeff’s publishing partner in the next chapter of his storied career.”

“I’ve been kicking around the songwriting scene for a while now and have always been impressed by ole’s song-first philosophy,” said Trott. “I know they will do everything they can to keep my music alive so I can focus on making more.”

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