Faculty Profile: Kerry O'Neil

Kerry O'NeilO'Neil Hagaman PLLC
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Entertainment & Sports Law 2021: Trend Alert - Catalog Sales - Part 2
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Forum 2021

Kerry O’Neil is the Co-Founder of Big Yellow Dog Music, an independent music publishing and artist development company. Big Yellow Dog Music has been recognized with four Grammys, 35 No.1 songs, four Song of the Year awards (ACM, BMI, and two ASCAP), an ASCAP Global Award, five ASCAP/BMI Pop awards, and many others. The catalog includes songs performed by Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Florida Georgia Line, DJ Khaled, Dierks Bentley, Fifth Harmony, Martina McBride, Michael Buble, and more. Big Yellow Dog Music’s film, television and brand division had more than 400 placements in both 2016 and 2017, including uses in Apple, “Grey's Anatomy”, “Big Little Lies”, JCPenny, “How To Get Away With Murder”, “13 Reasons Why”, Weight Watchers, “Smurfs: The Lost Village”, Toyota and many more.  O’Neil is also a Founding Member of the consulting and business firm of O’Neil Hagaman, PLLC, which focuses solely on representing individuals in the entertainment industry.  He is the Co-Founder of Warner Western Records, a joint venture with Warner Bros-Nashville, which produces Native American music, western music, and cowboy poetry, and has been a pop producer agent, and artist manager.  O’Neil has been named one of Billboard’s 2017 Country Power Players and Top Business Managers. He is also a CPA and a CFP.