Invictus Entertainment Group and ole Announce Launch of Bankable Star Music Publishing

On left, Robert Ott,ole Chairman & CEO, with Jim Cressman, President of Invictus Entertainment Group/Big Star Recordings

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Global rights management company ole and Invictus Entertainment Group/Big Star Recordings, the top promoter, management and agency in Canada, are proud to announce the new venture Bankable Star Music Publishing. The venture will be focused on global rights collection and providing opportunities for sync and artist cut placements to its roster of singer/songwriters.

"With our growing presence in the TV and film world along with our stable of world class music talent, it just makes sense to us to be in the elite content business. ole is quickly becoming the most formidable force in the music rights management world, and is on a commendable growth trajectory. They have values that align well with our culture at Invictus Entertainment Group," says Invictus Entertainment Group/Big Star Recordings president Jim Cressman. "Bankable Star Music Publishing will be where elite content and commerce converge and we could not be more proud of this new venture."

Says Robert Ott, ole Chairman & CEO, "We look forward to a successful venture with the Invictus team who have shown themselves to be an exciting, entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with. The scope of activities Invictus is active in is a natural fit for ole's range of services and we look forward to supporting and adding to their success."

Erin Aldridge has been named the Vice President of Bankable Star Music Publishing.

Invictus Entertainment Group has set itself apart in the industry with a reputation for fierce dedication to the development of talent in the Canadian music business as well as being a quality asset in entertainment procurement services, event programming, promoting, talent buying and artist representation. Started by Alberta native Jim Cressman, who was a driving force within The Key Agency Group and then at the Cressman Sakamoto Agency, Invictus Entertainment Group was formed to provide a new, adaptive edge to the music industry and has succeeded in building up a roster of leading Canadian country acts as well as an impressive portfolio of secondary and tertiary market venue partners that have expanded the market base in Canada for international touring. Cressman has won awards for Booking Agency of the Year and Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year at this year's Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $320M 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, Steven Tyler, 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, Steven Tyler, 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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On left, Robert Ott,ole Chairman & CEO, with Jim Cressman, President of Invictus Entertainment Group/Big Star Recordings