ole Signs Exclusive Co-Publishing Deal with Blake Bollinger
ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent publishing and rights management company, announced today it has signed an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal for future music copyrights with country songwriter Blake Bollinger.
TORONTO, ONTARIO (January 19, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent publishing and rights management company, announced today it has signed an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal for future music copyrights with country songwriter Blake Bollinger.
“Blake is the ideal songwriter/producer for the team at ole,” said John Ozier, Vice President of Creative at ole. “His talent, his work ethic, and his personality fit right into what we’re trying to accomplish. Together, we are going to achieve amazing things in the years to come.”
“I couldn't be more excited to join the ole team,” said Bollinger. “Their creative staff is amazing and they already feel like family. I'm grateful for this awesome opportunity and can't wait to see where this next chapter leads.”
A Texas native, Bollinger is a multi-genre producer and songwriter who co-wrote the 2016 hit Parmalee country single, “Roots.” Blake has recent cuts with Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey, and others. Blake is also currently producing artists Rodney Atkins, Ryan Griffin, and Jessica Mitchell.
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M 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 55,000 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, Entertainment One, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company Compact Media – which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world – in a major deal that furthers ole’s commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ 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, 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, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed 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 12B views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.
For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.
Iman Sandimanie-Carroll, DiGennaro Communications