(So)(Co) Sit Down with Eddie O'Loughlin

I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you! I've known Eddie O for my entire life. He is the most genuine, kind and wonderful man. He has always been so supportive of my career and especially when I made the transition in becoming a coach. One of the best calls I ever received was when he wanted more information on Transcendental Meditation (TM). Since I learned, I've suggested learning TM to many people but I know it's up to them to take the plunge. I'm really glad Eddie O was one of them and has really seen the benefits. 

JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY OF SHARING STORIES AND INSPIRING ONE ANOTHER TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.

READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EDDIE O'LOUGHLIN.


HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS?

Searching for new artists and songs.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR?

My wife Kathy, the joy of having our son Timothy, my extended family and good and caring friends.

EXPLAIN YOUR LIFESTYLE IN 5 WORDS OR LESS.

In motion and action.

IF YOU WERE TO ATTEND A POTLUCK DINNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BRING?

My homemade macaroni salad.

IF YOU COULD GIFT EVERYONE YOU MEET WITH ONE BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends and Influence People

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

Talk to my wife Kathy, meditate and practice yoga.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU TO MAKE THAT CHANGE?

Go to the gym more - it would take more discipline and intention.

WHAT DOES BEING HEALTHY MEAN TO YOU?

Feel extremely grateful that I am healthy, which is genetic luck that I cooperate with.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FACED WITH HEALTH CONCERNS THAT PUSHED YOU TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE?

I had pneumonia when I was 7.  The possibility of death was 50/50  the doctor reported to my family. I slowly recovered but developed bronchitis for years afterwards. In my teenage years, I began a slow journey to learn about what could be available to make myself healthier. At that time there were less than one handful of vitamin stores in Manhattan and minimal media coverage on healthy living.

WHAT SONG CAN IMMEDIATELY CHANGE YOUR MOOD IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE?

Don’t Worry Baby by The Beach Boys

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU THAT SHIFTED YOUR WAY OF THINKING?

 “Recognize the enormous power of your mind.”

WHAT ARTICLE OF CLOTHING/OUTFIT DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED WEARING?

A new suit.

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "IN ORDER TO BE HAPPY, I NEED TO..."

Have family and friend connections and work with artist, songwriters and producers in the pursuit of hit records.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE (SO)(CO) COMMUNITY?

A new artist I found in Spain, Alvaro Soler is having significant success internationally and being released here through a new J/V with Republic Records that features Jennifer Lopez.

Another artist who has been the most blogged artist in the world ranked by Hype Machine recently is Matt Simons.  His single, Catch & Release (The Deepend Mix) is a big priority for us as well.


Eddie O'Loughlin lives on Long Island with his wife Kathy. They had one son, Timothy.

Eddie is the president and founder of Next Plateau Entertainment, and previously co-founded the successful Midland International Records for RCA.  O'Loughlin has a reputation for being a hands on music executive.  International stars and Grammy winners discovered by Eddie have garnered 40 + Gold and Platinum certifications and over 90 hit records from many recording artists including Silver Convention, Carol Douglas, Salt n Pepa, Sybil, Sweet Sensation, Paperboy, KWS, 4PM, Nina Sky, Crazy Frog, and Madcon.

Eddie O, as he is known, is a member of ASCAP, a voting member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Grammy organization, NARAS.  Currently O'Loughlin is the Talent Casting Producer for the # 1 hit TV show in the America, THE VOICE,  a show Eddie discovered for Universal while seeking talent in Holland.  Eddie also serves as the Lead A&R person for Universal/Republic Records  Voice winners albums.  In addition to discovering and overseeing singers, producers and songs for this show, Eddie is the creative driving force behind Next Plateau's rise to being one of the leading U.S. EDM Music labels in the US.  

This year Republic Records, (the # 1 record company in the US) renewed their new J/V with Eddie. The first two singles in this partnership are poised to be high flyers on Alternative and Top 40 Mainstream radio.  Eddie's intuitive feel and passion for new and developing artists is legendary.