PITCH TO PUBLISHER: Chris Oglesby

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CHRIS OGLESBY IS A 30 PLUS YEAR VETERAN OF THE MUSIC PUBLISHING INDUSTRY WHO IS CURRENTLY VP CREATIVE AT BMG NASHVILLE.

WHILE HE CAME HERE TO BE AN ARTIST, CHRIS HAD NO IDEA OF THE AMAZING JOURNEY THAT WAS AHEAD FOR HIM. PUBLISHER EXECUTIVE KAREN CONRAD, OFFERED CHRIS A JOB AT AMR PUBLICATIONS. ONE YEAR LATER, KAREN URGED CHRIS TO TALK TO DAVID CONRAD, EXECUTIVE VP OF ALMO/IRVING MUSIC NASHVILLE. CHRIS WORKED FOR ALMO/IRVING FOR SEVEN YEARS SIGNING CRAIG WISEMAN AND JESS BROWN (LITTLE PAST LITTLE ROCK – LEE ANN WOMACK; ROPE THE MOON – JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY). HE WORKED ALONG SIDE CREATING GIANTS SUCH AS MAX D. BARNES, MIKE REID, KENT ROBBINS, PAUL KENNERLY, DON SCHLITZ, AND ALLEN SHAMBLIN. HE ACCEPTED A JOB TO BE PART OF A BRAND NEW PUBLISHING COMPANY CALLED DREAMCATCHER MUSIC. DURING AN 18-MONTH TENURE WITH OWNERS KYE FLEMING (3 TIME BMI WRITER OF THE YEAR COUNTRY AND POP) AND BOB DOYLE (MANAGER OF GARTH BROOKS), THE COMPANY LANDED 18 CUTS AND THREE SINGLES INCLUDING THE PAM TILLS HIT “MI VIDA LOCA”.

OGLESBY THEN MOVED TO BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING WHERE HE WORKED FOR 10 YEARS. CHRIS HAD THE PRIVELEDGE OF WORKING WITH SUCH NOTABLE SONGWRITERS AS, MARCUS HUMMON, HUGH PRESTWOOD, RICK GILES AND JOHN HIATT TO NAME A FEW AND SIGNED EMERGING SUPERSTAR TALENT LIKE DAVID LEE, LUKE LAIRD AND BARRY DEAN AS WELL AS RESIGNING CRAIG WISEMAN.

CHRIS STEPPED OUT ON HIS OWN AND TOOK ON THE ROLE OF SONGWRITER MANAGER. A NEW CONCEPT IN WORKING WITH WRITERS FOR THE NASHVILLE MUSIC COMMUNITY. IN APRIL 2004,HE ESTABLISHED OGLESBY WRITER MANAGEMENT. OWM QUICKLY BECAME PART OF MUSIC INDUSTRY POWERHOUSE 19 ENTERTAINMENT/CKX. WHILE THERE HE WORKED WITH VARIOUS 19 ENTERTAINMENT ARTISTS ON THEIR WRITING AND DID A&R FOR ARTISTS LIKE CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND KELLI PICKLER. HE WORKED ON THE FOX SHOW AMERICAN IDOL BEING A PART OF THE AUDITION PROCESS.

OCT 2013 CHRIS ACCEPTED A POSITION AT BMG AS VP OF CREATIVE. CHRIS HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR AND A PART OF SUCH HIT SONGS AS; “HEAVEN”, “GOOD AS YOU” KANE BROWN, “SO SMALL”, “TEMPORARY HOME”, “LAST NAME”, CARRIE UNDERWOOD “PRAYIN’ FOR DAYLIGHT” RASCAL FLATTS; “CHECK YES OR NO” GEORGE STRAIT; “YOUNG” “THE GOOD STUFF” KENNY CHESNEY; “AMAZED” LONE STAR; “19 SOMETHING” MARK WILLS; “LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING” TIM MCGRAW, “ONLY YOU CAN LOVE ME THIS WAY” KEITH URBAN AND THE MARTINA MCBRIDE SINGLE “GOD’S WILL”.

MORE TO COME!