A Team of Experts With Years Of Experience

Dooney Battle

TLG Co-Founder

Thinking at lightning speed and acting just as swiftly, Dooney Battle maximizes each opportunity the moment it presents itself. The C.E.O. and Co-Founder of Tha Lights Global has engineered and executed some of the biggest artist deals of this decade, developed multi platinum superstars, and made history. He has put together a solid team to execute at TLG Records, Publishing, Direct and TLG Academy.. As chronicled by Variety, Billboard, Music Business Worldwide, Revolt TV, and more, he has emerged as an innovator at the nexus of music, culture, and technology.

He founded Tha Lights Global in 2010 and launched TLG Academy in 2020, a groundbreaking launchpad for up-and-coming artists. Beyond live song reviews, it encompasses one-on-one guidance and a comprehensive two-week bootcamp. Battle’s focus on the independent artist has stemmed beyond management. Last year, he created TLG Direct, a full service distribution platform for artists to release their music on all DSP’s while maintaining their masters.
Battle has been able to capture viral moments in the early social media days and ever since, he’s been able to close multi-million dollar deals in the music industry – working with artists such as Lil Pump, Dominic Fike, BIA, Kova, Lil Boss and others. He diversified his clients into new genres by delivering multiple hits, including ‘Illuminati’, a collaboration with Latin superstar, Anuel AA. An early adopter for his artists in the world of NFTs and crypto DeFi, Battle has been active in this new frontier.

Zoe Young

President

Tha Lights Global President Zoë Young embodies the characteristics of a leading executive. In the past year, she has not only ignited a major platinum hit with BIA’s “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY,” but she has also evolved as an independent power player in her own right. She uplifts the next generation through mentoring and her role in TLG Academy. While serving as Vice President of A&R at Epic Records, Zoë continued a hot streak of deals (including French Montana and Blac Youngsta) by signing BIA in 2020. She personally presented “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” to BIA, and the Boston-born rapper exploded with the single, raking in 100 million streams and attracting Nicki Minaj for the remix. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales Chart, spending 13 weeks there. She joined Tha Lights Global as President and dove into working with multi platinum superstar Lil Pump, rising hip hop artist, Lil Boss and female pop presence Kova as well as leading talent discovery from TLG Academy and TLG Direct.

Zoe is an essential part of the team, bringing her label and A&R experience to Tha Lights Global innovative new model.

Paula Batson

General Manager

Paula Batson both recognizes and maximizes opportunity in the constant evolution of culture. From time spent on Willie Nelson’s bus to helping Korean K-Pop group TOO succeed on Tik Tok, Paula has always found herself “in the middle” of what’s happening.

As COO of Tha Lights Global since 2016, she navigates strategy and oversees operations for the next-generation entertainment company, record label, and management firm, leading projects for a roster comprising multi platinum superstar Lil Pump, emerging newcomer Kova, and hip-hop artists Bay Swag, and Lil Boss. By drawing on her diverse experience across music and technology, she has consistently galvanized the success of TLG as a trend-setting force.

She launched her career in the music industry with stints at labels such as Ode Records, RCA Records, and Columbia. Eventually, she led communications for Universal Music Group and all of its subsidiaries, notably emerging as one of the highest-ranking Asian-American female executives in the business. At the same time, she developed a deep understanding of technology by working at early digital music upstarts N2K Inc., CD Now, and MyPlay. Upon Bertelsmann’s acquisition of the latter, she worked with upstart Napster as well as old school direct-to-consumer music and book businesses. Additionally, her experience encompassed stints at early social media monitoring company Social Flow, a mobile TV on-demand app Bitbop owned by Newscorp, AI video creation app Magisto, and groundbreaking livestream platform YouNow where she met TLG Co-Founder Dooney Battle.

As a self-professed “lifelong learner,” Paula continues to leverage innovation to support artistry and build lasting and committed audiences.

Tim Lowery

Tim Lowery

TLG Co-Founder

The company’s OG Tim has helped guide the kids he’s mentored into an approach that combines new world technology with old-world perfection of craft. “I make sure the talent stays humble, with their feet on the ground,” he says.