Roots Three Music/ole Signs Dean Brody, Emerging Songwriting Talent, Rising Country Star
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2010) -
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Roots Three Music/ole, a co-venture between ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, and Roots Three, Publishing division of RGK Entertainment Group, has signed songwriter and Open Road Recordings artist Dean Brody to a worldwide publishing deal.
Brody, who has turned heads recently as an emerging songwriting talent and rising star in Country music, is currently riding high and moving up on the Mediabase Canada: Country chart at number six with the single "Roll That Barrel Out" from his sophomore album, Trail in Life. Brody has five nominations at the upcoming CCMA Awards including Songwriter of the Year and will be one of the featured artists at FanFest on September 11 at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace during Country Music Week in Edmonton.
Brody made an immediate impact with his self-titled debut album in 2009, which produced the cross-border hit single, "Brothers." It also showcased his writing talents marked, in part, by his emotive, almost cinematic lyrics in hit songs from the album that included "Brothers," "Dirt Roads Scholar" and "Undone." Chris Neal of Country Weekly magazine picked up on that aspect of Brody's writing, pointing out that "the album contained well-written lyrics with a strong sense of individuality... he doesn't reinvent current Music Row formulas, he just does them a little smarter and sharper than some do."
"The thing I'm most excited about with this new relationship with Roots Three Music/ole is their passion for songwriting and songs and getting them pitched and being aggressive about it," says Brody, whose sophomore album, Trail In Life, was released on August 17. "In the past, I really haven't had that. The other thing is, for years, I've wanted to write in other genres so I'm looking forward to being able to do both."
"We are very excited about Dean joining the Roots Three Music family," says Ron Kitchener, President of RGK Entertainment Group Inc., the umbrella company for both Roots Three Music and Open Road Recordings. "All points lead to Dean being a top contender as an artist and writer and we couldn't be happier."
Comments ole Chief Creative Officer, Gilles Godard: "Dean Brody is part of the new wave of true country artists, however what separates him from the pack is his incredible talent as writer. He has created several great songs for this new Trail in Life album release and we are proud to be part of his new publishing team with Roots Three."
ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004 and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of over 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past four years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse".
Other notable ole awards include: 2009 SESAC #1 Most Performed Song for "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 BMI Award Most Performed Song for Dierks Bentley's "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" (Brett Beavers/James Beavers); 2009 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Beautiful Life" by Doc Walker; 2009 SOCAN News & Sports Television Programming Music Award for CBC News: Today by composer Jack Lenz; 2008 BMI Award Most Performed Song for "Me and God" (Josh Turner); 2008 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for Franklin; 2008 SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for 6Teen; 2008 SESAC Recurrent Country Performance Activity for "Teardrops on My Guitar" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); and 2008 SESAC Country Performance Activity for "Picture to Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift).
The ole catalog includes over 35,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $100MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That".
ole is committed to the creative development of it's 6o+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).
ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online portal delivering leading edge client account transparency, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to world-class client service and being on the leading edge of IT.
Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles - "Fearless", "White Horse", "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn", "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera featuring Lil' Kim; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday"; "Something Like That", Tim McGraw; "S.O.S (Let The Music Play)" performed by Jordin Sparks.
ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.
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