BMG Promotes Chris Oglesby

Chris Oglesby

BMG publishing executive Chris Oglesby has been promoted to Sr. VP, Creative, BMG’s lead creative publishing role in Nashville. He will report to head of U.S. Publishing Monti Olson.

Oglesby will oversee the creative publishing team in Nashville, and will serve to further the collaborative efforts between BMG’s roster of artists and publishing clients in both Los Angeles and New York, as well as BMG’s BBR Music Group (Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, Wheelhouse Records).

Olson said, “Chris’ relationships and understanding of our writers and the music community is unrivaled. A true song man, he has the innate ability to create synergy with our teams, offices and writers around the world, building on our USP of publishing and recording together as one. He will continue to serve as a major asset for the team in Nashville and BMG abroad.”

Thomas Scherer, EVP, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles, said, “We are thrilled to have Chris take the creative publishing lead in Nashville and look forward to working more closely as we bring our recording artists and songwriters together. This is a great opportunity to strengthen our business in Nashville, with BBR Music Group, the creative synch team for film and TV, along with our LA-based creative publishing team, to produce new opportunities and deliver results for our songwriters.”

Oglesby joined BMG in 2013 as VP Creative, and has been involved with chart-topping hits including “Heaven” (Shy Carter), “God Whispered Your Name” (Chris August, Shy Carter, James Slater), “Dirty Laundry” (Hillary Lindsey), and “Hurricane” (Thomas Archer), among many others. In addition, the BMG Nashville international songwriter roster includes Andrew Farris of INXS and The Wolfe Brothers (Australia), Dave Gibson (London), and Dan Wilson and Greg Wells (Los Angeles).

Oglesby began his career at Almo/Irving Music, signing Grammy award-winner Craig Wiseman, before joining Dreamcatcher Music. He would later join former BMG Music Publishing where he spent a decade working with a roster of established songwriters and emerging talent involved with hit songs including “Check Yes or No” (George Strait), “Young” (Kenny Chesney), “Born To Fly” (Sara Evans), “So Small” and “Temporary Home” (Carrie Underwood), and “God’s Will” (Martina McBride). In 2004, he moved into songwriter management creating, Oglesby Writers Management, as part of 19 Entertainment/CKX.


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