ole Extends Nelvana Strategic Partnership
TORONTO: Canadian-owned independent music publishing giant ole is pleased to announce that it has extended its strategic partnership with Nelvana Limited, a global leader in crafting quality animation and a leading international producer and distributor of children's programming and products.
Under the terms of the now seven-year deal originally struck in 2005, ole will continue to administer the music and global collection of royalties from Nelvana's massive programming catalogue, which includes 2300 half-hour episodes of such priority properties as Franklin, Babar, The Backyardigans and The Fairly Oddparents, as well as current and future productions.
ole will continue to license Nelvana's music content in traditional and emerging distribution streams.
Nelvana Limited, a Corus Entertainment Company, is one of the world's leading international producers and distributors of children's animation and related consumer products, producing over 100 major television series, specials and movies that are available in over 150 countries in the world.
Along with a growing library of over 2300 half-hour episodes and creating great shows, Nelvana works with its partners to develop merchandise, publishing, music, interactive and home video products that add to children's lives. It current stable of franchise properties includes Emmy Award(R)-winning and globally renowned brands such as Rolie Polie Olie, Babar, Franklin and Beyblade.
ole is a multi-national, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMGMP Canada) and Tim Laing (former radio and TV producer and finance executive). ole boasts an experienced team of some 18 industry professionals involved in acquisitions, creative development and administration worldwide.
The ole catalogue includes over twenty thousand songs across all genres ranging from pop, to country, to urban to rhythm & blues and soul. ole has completed some $23MM USD in new acquisitions over the past year including purchases of the, Balmur, Encore, Keith Follese, Dream Warriors, Frank Myers, David Tyson and Lighthouse catalogues.
Recent cuts include the lead-off single "Shoes" by Shania Twain from Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives, Jaheim's "Daddy Thing", Sean Paul's "Change the Game," "He Ain't Even Cold Yet" by Gretchen Wilson, Ronnie Milsap's "My Life" and Trace Adkins' "High."
ole has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, The National Film Board of Canada, DiC Entertainment, Shaftesbury Films, Arcadia Entertainment, Devine Entertainment, Lenz Entertainment, CCI, Breakthrough Films, Amberwood Entertainment, Slanted Wheel and Mona Lisa and Suman out of Europe.
ole also recently signed its first administration deal with Sound Of Pop, a Toronto-based music publishing company, label and management firm whose clients include Cadence Grace, London Apartments and J.C. Smith.
ole is the sole Canadian administrator for the prestigious Arc Music Group, a catalogue that includes songs by Jerry Butler, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and Otis Rush.
The company has signed songwriters Gerald O'Brien, John Wesley Chisholm, Ben Dunk, James Huff, Willie Mack, Scarlett and Derek Brin and struck a co-venture deal with Last Gang Publishing -- a division of Last Gang Entertainment -- bringing West Coast rockers Panurge, Murray Yates of Forty Foot Echo and Kinnie Starr to the roster as well as Steven Dall.
At ole the goal is to be the home for the best songwriters, composers, management talent and intellectual property investors and the first choice music source for creators in all media.
The ole website can be found at www.majorlyindie.com