ole-Last Gang Publishing Co-Venture Signs Worldwide Admin Deal With Award-Winning Electronic DJ/Producer Ryan Hemsworth
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2015) -
The ole-Last Gang Publishing co-venture has signed a worldwide administration deal with Canadian DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth. Under the deal, ole-Last Gang will handle royalty collection for Hemsworth's full catalog of albums, EPs, and singles.
"Ryan is a well-respected producer, songwriter, and DJ, and ole is well-positioned to grow his audience throughout the world," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "With ole's international reach, extensive list of high-powered industry contacts, elite staff, and world-class royalty-collection technology, we are primed to bring massive exposure to Ryan's catalog and ensure that he is paid everything he is owed."
"Ryan has been part of the Last Gang family for some time, having released his last two studio albums, Guilt Trips and Alone for the First Time, on Last Gang Records. We're thrilled to build on that relationship on the publishing side by signing him to the ole-Last Gang Publishing co-venture," said Last Gang President Chris Taylor. "Our partners at ole are international publishing masters, and we know that they will work with us to find and lock down great opportunities for Ryan and collect every penny he's owed."
"With ole-Last Gang in charge of my royalty collection, I'm free to do what I love most: create music for my fans," said Hemsworth. "I've had an amazing experience working with Last Gang Records, and there is no one I would trust more with my publishing than ole-Last Gang."
Hemsworth, who recently won the 2014 SOCAN Breakout Award, has released three full-length albums, two mixtapes, seven EPs, and a variety of singles since his start in 2010. He is also a prolific remixer, having reworked tracks from major artists such as Beyoncé, Kanye West, Lorde, Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Grimes, Tinashe, Cat Power, A$AP Rocky, Outkast, and Backstreet Boys. For more information, visit www.ryanhemsworth.com.
ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $500M 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 50,000 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, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. Jingle Punks, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 400,000 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, Jeremy Stover, Marty Dodson, and Ian Thornley. 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's legacy catalogs and writers include Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.
ole also operates a robust label services arm, with Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, and more, as well as the artist development label red dot, which is releasing music from artists including Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, and Josh Thompson. Strengthening its label services, ole operates a successful and complementary YouTube multi-channel network, ole Digital, which was established in 2013 with over 5B views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.
ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, City National Bank, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, and Avenue 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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