ole/red dot Signs Worldwide 360 Deal with Singer-Songwriter Scott Stevens
(L to R: Alex Tamashunas (ole's Creative/Label Services Coordinator), Jenn Tressler (L3 Entertainment), Neil Vance (L3 Entertainment), Scott Stevens, John Ozier (ole's VP, Creative), Pete Hartung (L3 Entertainment), Lauren Lieu (ole's Sr. Creative Coordinator)
TORONTO, ON – Today, November 7, ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, is pleased to announce that it has concluded a worldwide 360 deal signing Nashville singer-songwriter, Scott Stevens, to its red dot label. The deal includes exclusive publishing and recording rights, and administration of all properties on YouTube, with all releases to come via ole label group’s red dot imprint.
“Scott Stevens is the real deal. He’s an incredible songwriter and artist, and I know we’re going to have a great run together. Scott already has a great team around him, so we’re thankful that ole is a part of it,” said John Ozier, ole’s Vice President, Creative.
Scott Stevens had this to say about the deal, “I’m fired up to have the support of a company like ole. They see my vision both as a writer and an artist and they aren’t afraid to venture off the beaten path a bit. That’s the only type of people I need on my team. I think we’re all ready to show everyone what we’ve been up to!"
Scott Stevens grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, surrounded by music – his mother led the church choir, and his father played with the Talking Heads and Joe Walsh of the Eagles. His current single, “Sounds Like Us”, has been streamed over 620,000 times on Spotify. Stevens is managed by Pete Hartung, Neil Vance and Jenn Tressler from L3 Entertainment whose other clients include: Justin Moore, Tyler Rich, Leah Turner and Heath Sanders. Scott Stevens will release a series of singles throughout the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.
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, the label home of: Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Fletcher Thornley, Steven Page and The Tea Party; anthem LEGACY, which houses legendary catalogues by such artists as: Stompin' Tom Connors, Max Webster, Lighthouse and Ian Thomas, and red dot, which has released, developed and up-streamed artists including: Haley Reinhart, George Canyon, Austin Jenckes, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, Maddison Krebs 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.