ole Acquires Mark-Cain Publishing Catalog, Including Masters from Major Canadian Rock Bands
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 27, 2015) - ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has acquired Anthem Entertainment Group's Mark-Cain publishing catalog, including the associated master recordings of Taurus Records. ole will now control a catalog of publishing and masters for more than 40 albums from Canadian artists such as Max Webster, Ian Thomas, Lawrence Gowan, The Reason, Coney Hatch, Boys Brigade, Rikers, Spoons, and Aerial.
Notable tracks featured in the catalog include "A Million Vacations," "Let Go the Line," and "Paradise Skies" by Max Webster; "Painted Ladies" by Ian Thomas; "A Criminal Mind," "All the Lovers in the World," and "When There's Time (for Love)" by Lawrence Gowan; and many more.
"ole is very pleased to be able to work with such an amazing legacy of Canadian songs, recordings, and with the artists that created them," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "For many of us, these songs are an integral part of the soundtrack of our lives, and we look forward to bringing them to new and wider audiences."
"ole has proven itself to be a major force in the rights management world, and we're pleased to have them take over this body of work," said Ray Danniels, CEO/President of the Anthem Entertainment Group and SRO (Standing Room Only) Management Inc. "It's clear from our conversations that ole's staff are huge music fans who have the best interests of those they represent at heart. We're confident that our songs are in good hands."
Founded nearly three decades ago by Danniels and Vic Wilson, Anthem Entertainment Group presides over one of the most successful independent record labels in Canada. Initially an outlet for legendary rock band Rush, the label grew to provide a home for many influential Canadian rock bands that had fallen through the major label cracks. Mark-Cain was established to handle publishing duties for the label's roster.
ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $400M+ in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole's control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull, Jeremy Stover, and Marty Dodson. 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 is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank, and OneWest Bank.
ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.
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