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Tech and Hospitality Entrepreneur Vanessa Ogle Launches Incubator Record Label HigherHill Studios



Dallas, Texas - Today, Vanessa Ogle, one of technology and hospitality’s most recognized innovators and CEOs, has launched HigherHill Studios, an artist incubator and record label focused on advancing songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording artists who have been historically underrepresented. To date, the label has released indie rock band Higher Hill’s “All Lit Up” produced by hitmaker Jeff Trott and “River” produced by rising Nashville engineer and producer Kate Malone.


The label will not only release Ogle’s band, Higher Hill’s recordings, but plans on creating an avenue for underrepresented creators to get not only proper financing, but professional resources across areas such as marketing, promotions, tour, and artist development.


“HigherHill Studios’ mission is to springboard underrepresented artists' success so they can choose whether they would like to build a successful independent career or pursue a record deal with an indie or major label,” says founder Vanessa Ogle. “I want to leverage my 22+ years of entertainment experience with some of the largest and most well known companies in the world to help close the diversity gap that exists in the creative aspect of the music industry.”



As a female founder, Ogle is all too familiar with the overwhelming odds minorities face to succeed not only in music but across many sectors of business. As a Latina founder of Enseo, she bootstrapped her own digital entertainment technology company and over the course of 22 years has turned it into one of the largest out-of-home digital media and connected networks in the world, serving more than 100,000,000 people annually. Holding over 120 U.S. Patents, Vanessa pioneered the out-of-home media network by combining her content and technology relationships with companies such as Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and Dish Networks with the world’s largest hotel companies including Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Wyndham, Hilton and others. Vanessa has decades of experience working with Disney, Universal, Fox, and Sony Studios exclusively providing Hollywood movies to the U.S. armed forces.


Her leadership pushed Enseo to be recognized as #15 on Fast Company’s 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators List, Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fast growing companies six times and named by Entrepreneur Magazine’s 360 Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America for three years consecutively. Vanessa herself has been honored with tech INC 100 Female Founder’s Award and Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and multi-time recipient of Enterprising Women of the Year Award.


She capped her success at Enseo by successfully selling the company to H.I.G Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with over $47 billion of equity capital under management. Vanessa remains chairman of the board.


Taking her over 21 years of executive experience, Ogle will be partnering HigherHill Studios with a variety of brands, technology companies, and music companies to give under represented artists the full breadth of resources they need to compete in today’s music marketplace.


For more information on Higher Hill Studios, its future releases and news, please visit www.higherhillstudios.com.




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About Higher Hill Studios:


Higher Hill Studios is an artist incubator and record label focused on advancing songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording artists with a focus on women, and other historically underrepresented creators. Founded in 2021 by renowned entertainment and technology entrepreneur Vanessa Ogle, the label will provide production assistance to underrepresented emerging artists. With an overarching goal of equalizing the playing field, Ogle will use her years of experience working with content, hospitality, and technology companies like Netflix, Amazon, Marriott International, HBO, Dish Networks, Disney, Universal, Fox, and Sony Studios to give artists the guidance they need to make an informed choice of whether they want to pursue independence or major label paths. For more information on HigherHill Studios, please visit www.higherhillstudios.com and follow the company on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


About Vanessa Ogle:

Vanessa Ogle is the founder of HigherHill Studios, an artist incubator and record label focused on advancing songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording artists with a focus on women, and other historically underrepresented creators. Additionally, Vanessa is the founder and current chairwoman of Enseo. Having served as the CEO of Enseo for over 20 years, Vanessa’s innovation and leadership has led the company to become one of the largest out-of-home digital media and connected networks in the world, serving more than 100,000,000 people annually with digital entertainment, employee and student safety and connected network solutions.

Currently, Vanessa holds over 120 U.S. Patents, many of which have pioneered the out-of-home media network by enabling music and video streaming in hotels and the platform that enables collection of valuable data analytics. Vanessa combined these innovations with her content and technology relationships with companies such as Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Dish Networks along with the world’s largest hotel companies including Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Wyndham, Hilton and others to achieve this incredible reach to consumers. Moreover, Vanessa has pioneered content protection technology working with film studios such as Disney, Universal, Fox, MGM, and Sony Studios exclusively providing Hollywood movies to the entire U.S. armed forces through her company Catapult Technologies.

Vanessa’s innovation has pushed Enseo to be listed as #15 on FAST Company’s 100 Best Workplace for Innovation in 2021, on the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies 2020/2019/2018 and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 360 Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America 2019/2018/2020. In 2021 Vanessa sold the majority of Enseo to HIG Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with over $47 billion of equity capital under management. Vanessa’s career successes have been recognized by INC. 100 Female Founder’s Award, Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Enterprising Women of the Year Award and has landed her company on the Inc. 5000 six times.

Vanessa is a frequent live TV and Radio contributor on Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq Trade Talks, and Fox Business where she speaks about technology and hospitality trends and entertainment analytics, with a focus on music streaming, TV and television insights. Her insights have been featured on Variety, MarketWatch, CIO.com, HotelManagement.com, The Dallas Morning News, Refinery 29, VentureBeat, Forbes, and more.

Vanessa earned her BBA in International Business and Marketing from the University of Texas - McCombs School of Business and also a BA in Spanish Language and Culture from University of Texas. Vanessa currently is the lead vocalist for the bands, Higher Hill and GEM and has an album, Get Up and Go releasing in 2022.

Contact:

Kaylee Jones

kaylee@higherhillstudios.com


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