Quinelle Holder Dominates The Creative World
Quinelle Holder, aka Coach Q, is a music executive, Journalist, Publicist, consultant, playlist curator, and entrepreneur who works within the Washington metropolitan area. He is the current curator for Audiomacks #HometownHeroes DMV playlist as well as the Sr. Director of Publicity for Heir Wave Music Group, a record label which is Virginia based and owned by Pusha T. He maintains all of these positions while managing his own PR agency. Although he has a very established and successful career now, it came after many years of hard work and strategic moves.
Life for Quinelle began after being born at Saint Johns Queens Hospital on July 15, 1990. He attended Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia, and graduated in 2008. Upon graduation he entered the entertainment industry for the first time in 2009 after working with local Virginia based clothing lines as a product placement manager. In 2012 Quinelle started working as a Field Activation Researcher and Marketing Representative for the Cornerstone agency/The Fader. Within less than a year of being at his new job, he had already been promoted to Senior Field Activation Research And Marketing Representative for The DMV Area.
After this position, he started his new job as a staff writer for Brandon Wyche’s “Hip Hop Since 1987”, in June 2013. He later received his first opportunity to provide rising artists a platform when he was chosen by A3C festival to point out potential musicians as day to day bloggers for their site. Vibe Magazine later featured him alongside with Ebro Darden, Rob Markman, Kathy Iandoli, and Nadeska Alexis. The reason for their feature was their digital roundtable discussion of Top Dawg Entertainment vs Gq. Quinelle became a co-founder of Medium PR Agency alongside his wife Sabrina Vaz-Holder In late 2014. Soon after creating his agency he gained the position of Lead Lifestyle Writer for SoJones.com as well as Editorial Assistant at Karen Civil and was Promoted to Content Manager at HipHopSince1987.
Thanks to the help of Quinelle, Medium PR Agency has worked campaigns for many prominent figures such as Jay IDK, Desiigner, and Choo Jackson. He started his first music executive position for Warner Music Group’s ADA distributed indie label IMG, in 2015. Later that year, he would become the Music Editor at Miss Info, a subset of Complex Media. He accepted an offer for a position at The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science’s DC Chapter, in 2017. Once he was done with this position he moved on and joined Russel Simmons brainchild All Def Digital As a PR Consultant in the summer of 2018. Later that year he was granted the position of Senior Publicist for The Orchard company’s Urban Division. Quinelle now sits in a comfortable position but never stops looking for his next move. He makes sure to take advantage of every opportunity and always stays one step ahead of the game.