ole Seals Co-Publishing Deal With Jack Lenz and Lenz Entertainment
TORONTO: Canadian independent music publisher ole is pleased to announce the signing of award-winning Toronto composer and producer Jack Lenz and his diversified creative services company Lenz Entertainment Inc. to a multi-year, worldwide co-publishing deal.
This expands the relationship between Lenz, Lenz Entertainment and ole, which announced previous factoring and administration deals in 2006 and early 2007. The new co-publishing agreement includes all scores and original songs generated by Jack Lenz from Lenz Entertainment.
"I'm very happy to be developing a further partnership with ole," said Jack Lenz. "It's a great, aggressive, and visionary publishing company and I'm proud to be associated with them."
ole Managing Partner Robert Ott says Jack Lenz and Lenz Entertainment is a good philosophical and practical fit.
"ole strives to be the best in the world and to work with the best creators and managers in a laissez faire and complementary fashion," states ole's Robert Ott.
"I can't imagine a more appropriate partnership for ole."
Jack Lenz is an acclaimed composer, producer and musical director who has composed music for motion pictures (Mel Gibson's $600 million U.S. blockbuster Passion of the Christ, Men With Brooms), television (Designer Guys, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Monk, Due South, Goosebumps, TV Movies-of-the-Week Céline and Don Cherry), documentaries, Canadian news programs, children's series and award shows. Lenz's prolific output on hundreds of prominent TV series and feature films has earned him numerous SOCAN, Gemini and SESAC Awards.
He's also composed the popular jingles "Thank You Very Much Milk" and "7UP - Are You Up For It?" and served as musical director for the Canadian Country Music Awards, The Genies and the YTV Youth Achievement Awards.
The Eston, Saskatchewan-born composer also co-wrote Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays anthem "Okay Blue Jays."
Lenz Entertainment continues to produce innovative in-house series ranging from the two-time Gemini Award-winning PBS and CBC pre-school program Nanalan and Disney's Playhouse's Ooh, Aah & You to Nickelodeon and CBC's offbeat teen puppet series Mr. Meaty and YTV's animated Weird Years.
Earlier this summer, the company added a new Creature shop and recording studios to its holdings.
Lenz Entertainment's latest lifestyle for TV, Mansions, will debut on Canada's HGTV shortly, while an adult puppet series, Swami Jeff's Temple Of Wisdom, is currently in production for Teletoon.
ole Managing Partner Robert Ott says he's excited about extending his company's relationship with Jack Lenz well into the future.
"It's rare to encounter an individual with equal prowess as a creator and businessman," adds ole's Ott. "Jack is that quantity and we're very excited about what ole and Lenz Entertainment can achieve as a team over the next few years."
About Lenz Entertainment
Toronto-based Lenz Entertainment is a world-class production company that provides diversified creative services to the entertainment industry. Best known for writing and producing award-winning music for film, television and multi-platinum recording artists, Lenz is a global leader in music composition. The company's film and television production portfolio is also expanding rapidly with a variety of successful children's and lifestyle projects. Lenz is also home to post-production facilities and state-of-the-art recording studios.
For further information, please visit www.lenzent.com, or call 416-966-6665.
ole is a multi-national, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher.
Comprised of a team of 25 experienced music publishing professionals, ole is focused on acquisitions, creative development and administration in Toronto, Nashville, and LA. ole was voted 2007 CCMA Music Publishing Company of the Year, the first time in 15 years that the honour went to an independent.
The ole catalogue includes over thirty-five thousand songs and over thirty thousand hours of TV music, with major acquisitions including the Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse and Frank Myers music publishing catalogues. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for WGBH's Arthur, Amberwood Entertainment's The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear and their forthcoming 3D animated series Rollbots and the music to sci-fi cult series, Lexx.
ole has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, Shaftesbury, Ellis Entertainment, The National Film Board of Canada, PorchLight Entertainment, Peace Arch Entertainment Group and many others.
ole is the Canadian sub-publisher for the prestigious Arc Music Group, a catalogue that includes songs by Jerry Butler, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.
ole also serves as the exclusive Canadian sub-publisher for the prominent Bucks Music Group, home of the James Blunt smash "You're Beautiful" and Beyoncé and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar." and for TV, animation giant DiC Entertainment.
Staff songwriters and composers include; Lenz Entertainment/Jack Lenz, Tebey, Gerald O'Brien, Derek Brin, John Wesley Chisholm, Ben Dunk, Rebecca Everett, Gilles Godard, James Huff, Willie Mack, Steve Mandile, Mladen, Scarlett, Roger Springer and Dr. Alex Tsisserev.
ole co-ventures include Toronto-based Last Gang Publishing (Kinnie Starr, Mother Mother, MSTRKRFT); Nashville-based Roots Three Music (Bruce Wallace, Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Steven Lee Olsen, Denny Carr, Kaci Bolls); Toronto-based ib Entertainment (Dru, Alonzo and Haydain Neale) and Victor Murgatroyd's Five K Entertainment Group in Los Angeles.
Recent cuts include "I'm Already There" by Westlife, "Once In A While" by Akon, "Another Pot O' Tea" by Anne Murray/Emmylou Harris, Trace Adkins' "High," and Shane Yellowbird's "I Remember The Music."
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.
The ole website can be found at www.majorlyindie.com.