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ABOUT US

We are a song publishing company based in West Cork, Ireland. We promote songwriters who are unique and represent depth and quality in their work. We believe in the uniqueness and creativity in song-making and musicality that surrounds us in this beautiful part of the world and do this purely for the love of it. The talent here is world class.

Dr. Owen O’Brien MBA DBA
Dr. Owen O’Brien has had a successful entrepreneurial career. Starting from home in the early 1980s, he set up an import/distribution business in the plumbing and heating sector, acquiring unique agencies and selling and distributing to the retail sector. This business was sold to a multinational company in 2007. He also started and ran a distribution business in London from 1999 to 2007. Owen also got involved in the commercial property sector, making a timely exit in 2006/7.  He has assisted and invested in several startups during his career. 

During 2004/5 Owen completed an MBA at University College Cork.  He subsequently went on to complete a DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) in UCC in 2012 on The Teaching of Entrepreneurship at University Level. 

Owen has been a songwriter and musician from an early age. He started playing the piano at 6 years of age and is an accomplished musician and songwriter. He is signed to Warner Chappell and has co-written with Scott English and Declan Sinnott among others.

 

“I started this publishing business for the love of music and to encourage and develop the careers of up-and-coming songwriters in Ireland. The talent here is astonishing.”

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Chris Ahern has been involved in the music industry in Ireland for over 35 years.

He is a musician and songwriter. He is a member of swing trio Stargazers with whom he has recorded three albums, including Mercier Park for which he wrote the title track. His solo album Certain was released on Lunar Records

As a co-writer he has released the album Apollonia with Johnny Fang. He has also co-written with Karrie, and their songs have been covered by Mary Coughlan (Elbow Deep on her 2020 album Life Stories) and Mick Flannery (Old, Old Dream in his musical Evening Train). Other co-writers include Jennifer Clarke & Bruce Brody (Pulp Fiction) and Nicole Maguire.

As a music educator, Chris founded the Music, Management & Sound course in CSN, Cork in 1989. Graduates from this course have gone on to work in the music industry worldwide as recording artists, sound engineers and agents. He now lectures occasionally in Songwriting and Professional Studies on the MTU Cork School of Music Degree and Masters’ programmes.

Chris is A&R Manager for Atlantic Songs