ole and Jingle Punks Partner with Convergent to Deliver In-store Audio Marketing Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO (April 27, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, in collaboration with its production music division Jingle Punks has partnered with Convergent, an award-winning leader in delivering digital, location-based experiences, in a music distribution and in-store music service agreement.

Leveraging its patented technology, Jingle Punks will curate music playlists utilizing the combined ole and Jingle Punks production music catalog of over 750,000 music files. Combining mood-based music with Convergent’s hyper-targeted digital marketing solution provides a sensory-rich experience, all on a single platform.

“Entering the retail audio branding space is a natural transition for Jingle Punks and an exciting new opportunity. This deal allows Jingle Punks to take our expertise in crafting the sound and mood of video content and apply that to physical spaces,” said Jingle Punks managing director Dan Demole.

“Our customers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves through exceptional in-store experiences. Combining our immersive in-store digital marketing applications with Jingle Punks’ vast array of music options will help them do just that,” said John Campbell, managing director of Convergent’s Canadian division. “Customers can also expect exceptional value and flexibility through our subscription-based Digital Signage as a Service (DSaaS) model.”

About ole:

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, Chris Janson, 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 12 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.

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About Convergent Media Systems

Convergent, a Ballantyne Strong Inc. company, is changing expectations about how to create and manage location-based digital experiences. With 35 years of innovation, we challenge clients to think differently about how they engage with their customers and employees and the technology they use to do it. Clients rely on us to eliminate complexity by integrating and managing best of breed technologies into single source solutions. And our award-winning creative captivates, engages and motivates buyers. Today our digital experiences reach thousands of locations around the world and are seen by millions of people each day. More information is available at www.convergent.com.

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