ole label group Expands Management Team
TORONTO, ON – Today, April 10, ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, is pleased to announce that it has expanded the management team of its ole label group in order to meet the demand of its growing label business and to fully support its artists and upcoming releases. This week sees the following begin in their new roles:
Returning to ole, now as Director, ole label group, is Jennifer Essiembre. Jennifer originally began working for ole in 2011 and progressed through several positions to Senior Manager, Creative, joining ole’s Los Angeles offices in 2014. Jennifer comes with a deep knowledge of ole’s song repertoire, strong artist relations, and a comprehensive understanding of the music industry in both the US and Canada.
With a longstanding career in label marketing, Sylvia Lindae joins the ole label group as Marketing Consultant where she’ll be responsible for developing and executing full marketing plans for ole’s artists and other label projects. Prior to joining the label group, Sylvia was Senior Director of Sales & Marketing/Commercial Affairs with Universal Music.
Noted artist manager, label owner and music entrepreneur, Ivan Berry, now joins the ole label group as A&R Consultant. With 30+ years’ experience in the entertainment industry, Ivan will bolster the label group’s efforts in securing management and agency for its developing artists, in addition to providing general A&R intelligence on an ongoing basis. Ivan’s management role for ole artist, Deanna, will continue.
Slated for release in 2018 is new music from George Canyon, Maddison Krebs, Deanna, and Kalsey Kulyk among others, on ole’s artist development label, red dot. In Nashville, red dot continues to experience tremendous success in developing and upstreaming artists to major label deals: Jordan Davis and Travis Denning have been signed to Universal Music Group, and Adam Hambrick has been signed to Disney Records. Also attracting attention from major labels are Josh Dorr, Jacob Powell and Austin Jenckes.
2018 will also see deluxe reissues and unreleased material from Rush, Stompin' Tom Connors, Lighthouse and Bob & Doug McKenzie on anthem and anthem LEGACY, ole’s rock and catalogue labels. In addition to the releases mentioned above, the ole label group expects to announce more new signings and acquisitions as the year progresses.
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, Stompin' Tom Connors and 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.