Ben O’Connell Joins Raleigh Music Publishing as Director, A&R

Raleigh Music Publishing is excited to announce the appointment of Ben O’Connell to the position of Director, A&R. Ben brings a track record of success, having held various positions at Songtrust and Downtown Music Publishing where he signed and supported many successful artists and songwriters, including Jeremy Zucker (Republic), Christian French (Disruptor/RCA), Rence (Epic), guardin (Photo Finish), Dounia (Revels), ayokay (Columbia), and numerous others.
“I am thrilled and delighted to be working with Raleigh Music. Peter Raleigh and Steven Storch have built an amazing ‘songwriter first music publishing company and I am excited to be joining their talented creative staff,” said Ben.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Ben to our team. As a passionate music professional, he connects with, and is deeply committed to, the songwriters and artists he represents. Ben’s approach to A&R truly complements Raleigh Music’s high-touch, high-service philosophy,” said Storch. “Ben is a great addition to our team — our songwriters and artists will certainly benefit from his creative expertise,” added Raleigh. Ben holds a BA in English from NYU.
Global music publisher Raleigh Music Group, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, was founded in 2016 by longtime music execs Peter Raleigh and Steven Storch. The company, which prides itself on high-touch client services, represents the iconic catalogs of Elvis Presley, George Gershwin, Anthony Newley, Bo Diddley, America, Lords of the Underground, Willy Deville, Lester Sill and Muhammad Ali. The company also publishes a select roster of contemporary artists, composers and producers including Randy Edelman, Melissa Ferrick, Shawn James, Eliza Shaddad, Jack Larsen, Victor Internet, ISLAND and Mika Means.
Source: Raleigh Music Publishing, LLC