Sam Powers Promoted At O’Neil Hagaman

Sam Powers has become a Principal at O’Neil Hagaman, LLC. Among other areas, he oversees the firm’s growing publishing consulting activities including due diligence, catalog sales and related work.

Powers has worked in O’Neil Hagaman’s Special Projects division since 2007 and has been Senior Manager of Special Projects at the business management firm for the last two years. The Special Projects division focuses on intellectual property matters involving recorded masters, publishing, film and TV rights, catalog sales, due diligence and royalty examinations.

“I’ve worked with Sam Powers for over 20 years,” says O’Neil Hagaman co-founder Kerry O’Neil. “People respect him because of his intellect and his ability to build trust with people on both sides of the table. Sam is a true leader.”

Prior to joining O’Neil Hagaman, Powers worked at both Little Big Town Music and Sony/ATV Tree Publishing. He was bassist and songwriter for acclaimed indie-rock band Superdrag from 1999 to 2003.


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