DHX Media Chooses ole For Worldwide Music Publishing Administration
ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers has concluded a worldwide administration deal with the globally recognized Canadian entertainment company, DHX Media Ltd. With offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles, DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content, and entertainment licensing, with a focus on children, family and youth markets.
Besides delivering the music administration rights to over 40 produced or co-produced television series in the DHX Media catalog, the deal will also see ole administrate the music publishing for the entire DHX Media group of companies. This adds DHX Media's content produced by the Toronto and Halifax production studios to ole's previously completed deals with Studio B an animation producer and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, an entertainment studio which were subsequently acquired by DHX Media.
DHX Media, a producer, distributor and licensor, maintains a library of over 2,300 hours of television productions that covers both live action and animated programming. The internationally popular titles in the company's catalog include That's So Weird; How To Be Indie; Bo on the GO!; Animal Mechanicals; Naturally Sadie; Franny's Feet; Kid vs Kat; Angela Anaconda; dirtgirlworld; and Yo Gabba Gabba!, which also has an all-new live touring show that will be on the road this Fall for a 50-city North American tour under the banner Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! It's Time To Dance!
The ole team is truly impressive, says DHX Media President & COO Steven DeNure. "Based on their reputation and track record we believe they will do a great job of managing our worldwide music publishing rights."
"ole is pleased to have been chosen by DHX Media to handle their global music publishing administration," says ole CEO Robert Ott. "DHX Media sets a high standard in their productions and we intend to match that with quality cultivation of their music assets."
The deal adds to ole's wide-ranging presence in children's music publishing. The company co-owns considerable catalog and enjoys relationships with companies like Cookie Jar, Nelvana, WGBH and Random House.
ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004, and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, the award-winning company boasts a team of over 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $105MM USD in acquisitions and has 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 an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded international 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. www.majorlyindie.com / www.oleclear.com
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing, with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. With offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles and three award-winning production facilities, including the recently acquired Wildbrain Entertainment, DHX Media is the producer or co-producer of over 40 original television series and maintains a library of over 2,300 half-hours of television productions that spans both animated and live action programming. Live action series include That's So Weird, How to be Indie and This Hour Has 22 Minutes; animated series include Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs Kat, dirtgirlworld, Franny's Feet, Martha Speaks and new preschool show Rastamouse. DHX Media Ltd. shares are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. www.dhxmedia.com.