ole Acquires Better Angels Music Catalog

ole Acquires Better Angels Music Catalog

July 24, 2013 11:38 ET

ole Acquires Better Angels Music Catalog



TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 24, 2013) - ole has concluded an acquisition of the music publishing catalog of Nashville-based Better Angels Music Publishing Group. The catalog includes copyrights spanning a broad spectrum of music genres including Rock, Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Blues and features more than 2,000 unexploited songs, over 100 commercially-released songs, and several master recordings.

This acquisition is one of many that ole has undertaken on its way to being a key player on Music Row and bolsters the company's Country catalog numbering some 17,000 songs. ole has also recently been in the news for its acquisition of the Sony Pictures music publishing catalog.

Notable copyrights in the deal include several cuts from the multi-platinum, self-titled debut album from Thompson Square, as well as songs from artists Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, and Kip Moore, among many others. There is pending activity on several catalog songs by major artists. Active songwriters moving to ole include Josh Thompson, Matthew Rogers, and Brian Callihan. Better Angels Music current General Manager, Gary Ray, will be assisting ole in integrating and further exploiting the catalog. Shellien Kinsey, who had previously held various positions at Better Angels, recently joined ole as Office Coordinator at the company's Nashville office.

"The purchase of Better Angels Music reiterates ole's commitment to Music Row and Nashville's songwriting community," says ole GM, Nashville Creative, John Ozier. "Our Creative staff looks forward to adding value to both the catalog and the writers of Better Angels Music."

"We've been speaking with ole for over a year and I couldn't be more pleased that we've finally circled the wagons on a win/win deal for ole and Better Angels," adds Better Angels CEO John McDonald. "I'm excited to be in business with such a successful and forward-thinking company."

About ole

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies. Founded in 2004, and with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in intellectual property 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 including the recently acquired catalog of Sony Pictures Entertainment. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 100,000 tracks in its library. 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, Rihanna, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland, and many of the themes, score and cues in Film & Television properties from the catalogs of DHX Media, MGM and Nelvana.

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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