ole Signs Deal for Co-Publishing and Digital-Video Rights to Latest Coney Hatch Album


ole Chairman and CEO Robert Ott (left) with Carl Dixon of Coney Hatch
TORONTO, ON (January 27, 2016) – ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a deal with Canadian rock band Coney Hatch that gives ole co-publishing rights, co-ownership of masters, and exclusive digital video rights to the band's 2013 album, Coney Hatch Four, which was released more than three decades after their first recording. ole previously secured the masters, publishing, and digital A/V rights to the band's back catalog through acquisitions of the Anthem Entertainment Group and the Mark-Cain publishing catalog. This deal brings Coney Hatch's latest album under the ole umbrella, uniting the band's discography behind a single company and allowing for maximum promotional opportunities.

"Having lost some degree of hearing to Coney Hatch in earlier years, I'm a fan," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "ole will work hard to ensure that we maximize the audience for their new and characteristically strong album."

"Nobody knows Canadian rock better than ole, and there's no company we'd rather have looking out for our catalog," said Carl Dixon of Coney Hatch. "We know that ole will do everything in their power to get our music out there so we can focus on writing the best songs we can for our fans."

Founded in 1980, Coney Hatch signed with Anthem Records and released their self-titled debut album in 1982. Two more full-length records and a greatest hits collection followed before the band went on hiatus in 1993. In 2010, they reunited for a show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in their hometown of Toronto, leading to the release of Coney Hatch Four in 2013.

About ole:

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, Los Angeles and London, 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 120+ 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, Jeremy Stover, Marty Dodson, Phil O'Donnell, Jordan Davis, 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 under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, Anthem Legacy; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and upstreamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.

ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media 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.

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