ole Inks Publishing Deal With Chart-Topping Songwriter April Geesbreght
Back row, from left: Randall Foster (ole Sr. Director, Creative Licensing),John Ozier (ole GM, Creative), Shellien Kinsey (ole Creative Coordinator),and Ben Strain (ole Creative Director). Front row, from left: ole songwriter April Geesbreght and Emily Mueller (ole Creative Manager).
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE--(Marketwired - June 9, 2015) -
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ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed multi-genre songwriter April Geesbreght to a worldwide publishing deal. Currently based in Nashville, she wrote CCM artist Aaron Shust's "My Hope Is in You," which spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Christian chart. She has also written songs in the pop, country, and children's genres in addition to tracks for TV and film projects.
"April is a great addition to the ole roster who can write just about anything for just about any artist," said John Ozier, General Manager of Creative in Nashville for ole. "We pride ourselves on helping songwriters take their careers to the next level, and we're excited to work with April to put her music in front of as many people as possible."
"I am thrilled to be joining arms with the ole team," said Geesbreght. "John, Emily and Ben have a love of music that goes beyond business. I'm very grateful for their belief in what I do and so pumped to chase and catch some dreams together."
Geesbreght got her start at age 16, recording and releasing her first EP with producer, artist, and songwriter K.S. Rhodes. Over the next 10 years, she released three full-length albums and another EP with her eponymous pop/rock band before moving to Nashville in 2010. Since then, Geesbreght has written cuts such as "Dance Hall" by Danielle Bradbery, "Parachute" by Kris Allen, "Heart Tells Your Head" by Tim Halperin, and "A Little Bit of Wonderful" and "Hate That I Still Love You" by Kristy Cox. She is currently writing with Maggie Chapman, Tiffany Vartanyan, Ellee Duke, Lauren Alaina, and Cassadee Pope for their upcoming projects.
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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