ole Signs The X Factor UK Finalist, Deanna, to Worldwide 360 Deal

From L-R: ole Chairman & CEO, Robert Ott; ole artist, Deanna

TORONTO, ON – On January 31, ole, the world's fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, is pleased to announce that it has concluded an exclusive worldwide 360 deal with Caribbean chanteuse, Deanna, who hails from the small island of Anguilla. The 23 year-old singer was one of the top 6 female finalists on the 14th season of The X Factor UK. The deal includes exclusive publishing and recording rights, in addition to the exclusive administration of properties on YouTube.

ole Chairman & CEO, Robert Ott, commented, “Deanna is a big talent from a small island and at the same time, a refreshingly down-to-earth personality. ole is excited to be part of bringing Deanna’s music and voice to the World.”

Deanna, who’s been performing since the age of three, cites Celine Dion and Whitney Houston as her inspirations, as well as her father and uncles who were part of the iconic Anguillan band, The Mussington Brothers. Deanna is currently hard at work in the studio on her debut album and plans to release her first single in early 2018.

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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 group. 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 17 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.