ole Acquires 2101 Songs Catalog, Including Hit Songs from One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, and More


ole Acquires 2101 Songs Catalog

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 12, 2015) - ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, acquired the 2101 Songs catalog from RedOne Productions, adding more than 1,000 pop and urban songs to ole's catalog. Founded by renowned producer, songwriter, and musician Nadir Khayat, also known as RedOne, 2101 Songs was created to be a publishing home for developing and established songwriters and producers, resulting in collaborations on hits such as "Starships" (Nicki Minaj), "Live While We're Young" (One Direction), "On the Floor" (Jennifer Lopez), "Who's That Chick" (David Guetta and Rihanna), and "Rain Over Me" (Pitbull and Marc Anthony).

"ole is very pleased to have been chosen by RedOne to cultivate such a great catalog of songs written by great songwriters," said David Weitzman, Vice President of Business Development at ole. "ole will work hard to honor and promote this body of work."

"I am impressed with ole's commitment to working its catalogs and finding new opportunities for its songs," said RedOne. "I appreciate their independent spirit, and I am excited to partner with them on the catalog so we can continue to deliver more opportunities for 2101 Songs writers."

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $350M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole's control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull and Marty Dodson. ole has ongoing Ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing and most recently ole-bluestone Publishing, ole's venture with global hitmaker Timbaland.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan Securities, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank and OneWest Bank.

ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.

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