A Team of Experts With Years Of Experience
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 multiplatinum superstars, and made history. He runs the company as a wholly independent force consisting of label services, music publishing, management, touring, and the accompanying TLG Academy—an indispensable resource for new talent worldwide. 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 with Tim Lowery in 2010. Leveraging a keen eye for talent, he catalyzed viral popularity into immense success and cultural cache for talent such as Lil TerRio, Alex From Target, 5QUAD, and Rayy Dubb. He launched the TLG Tour with partners CAA and LiveNation. As his profile rose, NFL superstar DeSean Jackson sought him out as an advisor. In 2015, he shepherded Zay Hilfigerr and Zayion McCall to the top of the charts with the double-platinum Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 “Juju on That Beat.” In 2016, he met Lil Pump and assumed management duties. Under Dooney’s guidance, Pump arrived as one of the hottest stars in the world with a historic multimillion dollar deal with Warner Records, over a dozen platinum and gold certifications, billions of streams, more than 17 million Instagram followers, and worldwide notoriety. As of 2019, the artist also signed to Tha Lights Global as a label artist in addition to management. He locked a highly publicized deal for Dominic Fike with Columbia Records. In 2020, he launched TLG Academy as a groundbreaking launchpad for up-and-coming artists. Beyond live song reviews, it encompasses one-on-one guidance and a comprehensive two-week bootcamp.
Jordan Tugrul is a co-founder of Tha Lights Global. He has years of experience managing artists and has mastered content strategy, influencer marketing, and digital advertising.
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.
Paula Batson has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of entertainment and technology. An accomplished senior executive with years of experience in digital entertainment, mobile, social media, and big data she has created value for global media companies and innovative start-ups. She previously led PR and Communications at live streaming social platform, YouNow.