QC Media Holdings, the parent company to Quality Control Music (Lil Baby, Migos and others), QC Sports and Quality Control Music Publishing has appointed Christopher Hicks Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).
In an equity based deal, Hicks will focus on identifying, developing, and launching new partnerships and services across Film, TV, Digital, Music Master, Music Publishing and Technology verticals.
A widely respected entrepreneur and executive, Hicks’ 20 year career.has seen him work in the areas of production, publishing and management.
Hicks co-founded Noontime Music, home to over 35 No.1 Billboard Records.
He has served as the manager of the careers of Grammy Award winning writers Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin and has also worked as a creative consultant to Usher, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Letoya.
As Senior Vice President for Warner Chappell Publishing, Hicks signed and worked with Grammy award-winning writers such as TI, Lil Wayne, The-Dream and more.
As the Executive Vice President of Island Def Jam, Hicks played a pivotal role in the signing and launch of Justin Bieber as well as the signing and comeback of Jennifer Lopez producing albums on both.
Most recently Hicks has focused on the film and television space after serving as the Director of the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment.
Hicks will put significant focus on the building out of Quality Control’s new Music Publishing ventures.
According a statement announcing his appointment, Hicks, along with the company’s principals Pierre “P” Thomas and Kevin “Coach K” Lee, “intends to leverage the company’s ability to develop market share against the company’s standing in popular culture to position the company as a pivotal player in both the development and acquisitions spaces”.
“Pee and Coach are executing an extensive plan to take the brand global beyond music. I am looking forward to assisting in making it a reality.”
Christopher Hicks said: “Pee and Coach are executing an extensive plan to take the brand global beyond music. I am looking forward to assisting in making it a reality.”
“This is a 20+ year relationship rooted in trust and respect. We simply plan to do more of what we all have already executed in the past.”
Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Quality Control
Quality Control co-founder & COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee, added: “This is a 20+ year relationship rooted in trust and respect. We simply plan to do more of what we all have already executed in the past.”
“Having his caliber of Executive on our team is another step toward building our global business.”
Pierre “P” Thomas, Quality Control
Quality Control co-founder & CEO Pierre “P” Thomas, said: “Chris is a key addition to the QC vision. Having his caliber of Executive on our team is another step toward building our global business.”Music Business Worldwide