ole Expands Worldwide Admin and A/V Deal with Children's TV Production Company Sinking Ship Entertainment


Sinking Ship's latest live-action puppet series, "Playdate," for which ole will be administering music rights.
TORONTO, ON (December 10, 2015) – ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has extended and expanded their worldwide administration and A/V deal with Sinking Ship Entertainment, an award-winning production and new media company responsible for the popular children's TV shows "Annedroids," "Dino Dan," and "Odd Squad" as well as the upcoming "Dino Dana."

Under the agreement, ole will continue to handle music publishing administration and A/V secondary rights for Sinking Ship while two new services will be added. First, Sinking Ship will be able to access the existing library of Jingle Punks, ole's production music division, as well as the division's custom composition services. In addition, ole will now handle administration of Sinking Ship's audio masters, including sync representation and neighboring rights/SoundExchange royalties.

"Sinking Ship is building an amazing global success story, and ole is pleased to continue to ensure that their worldwide collections are complete," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "Adding support for Sinking Ship Creative with access to our branded music offering via Jingle Punks is a welcome expansion of our relationship."

"Working with ole has been a great experience, and we are thrilled to take our relationship with them to the next level," said Blair Powers of Sinking Ship. "We know ole will ensure we receive the maximum benefits from our music rights in the many countries throughout the world where Sinking Ship shows are aired."

Since its launch in 2004, Sinking Ship has rapidly built a reputation for high-quality ground-breaking work in both their Emmy Award-winning original series and companion interactive experiences. The company has created and produced some of the most unique live action programs including "Annedroids," "Odd Squad," "Giver," "Are We There Yet? World Adventure" and their debut series "This Is Daniel Cook."

About Sinking Ship Entertainment:

Sinking Ship Entertainment is the award-winning production, distribution and digital media company that specializes in kids' live-action cross-platform content. Since its launch in 2004, it has rapidly built a reputation for high quality ground-breaking work in both their Daytime Emmy Award winning original series and companion interactive experiences. The company has created and produced some of the most unique live action programs including Annedroids, Odd Squad, Dino Dan, Giver, Are We There Yet? World Adventure and their debut series This Is Daniel Cook. Sinking Ship incorporates new media content for each of its series through websites and mobile applications.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of $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 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 Rush, 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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