ole Signs Exclusive Administration Deal With Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2012) -
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ole has signed a worldwide music publishing administration deal with the legendary American singer, songwriter, and Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler.
The agreement encompasses all of Tyler's co-writes on the upcoming Aerosmith record, Music from Another Dimension (including the lead single, "Legendary Child," and stand-out tracks "Beautiful," "What Could Have Been Love" and "Another Last Goodbye" plus four additional Tyler compositions including "Love Lives," which was the theme song for the Japanese major motion picture Space Battleship Yamato in 2010 and Tyler's hit single "(It) Feels So Good" that reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and accompanied the release of his autobiography Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? The book, released in May 2011 by HarperCollins, reached #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
ole L.A. Creative Director Chad Richardson comments: "As one of the few people to have heard the upcoming Aerosmith record, Music from Another Dimension, I can enthusiastically say that it's an amazing piece of work and that Steven and the band sound better than ever." Reiterates Tyler, "Chad is a songwriter and lover of music, who heard what I heard and it was a perfect fit into another dimension for all of us and I look forward to working with Chad and ole."
Tyler and Aerosmith cemented their iconic standing in pop culture as "America's Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band" through their ubiquitous presence on radio and the use of some of the band's most evocative and emotionally-charged songs in several notable movie soundtracks such as Armageddon ("I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"). The band has sold over 150 million records worldwide and has taken home countless prestigious awards including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, MTV Awards and even a Soul Train Award.
Aerosmith kick off their Global Warming Tour in support of Music from Another Dimension on June 16 in Minneapolis. These dates promise to be this summer's most sizzling tour and the Bad Boys from Boston's most ambitious live shows ever.
ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles. 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.
Founded in 2004, ole boasts a team of over 40 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with operations in the U.S. (MusicBox) and Canada (clear).
ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past five years and earned the Academy of Country Music (ACM) 2012 Song of the Year Award for "Crazy Girl" (Liz Rose, Lee Brice) and its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse" (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift). Other recent notable ole awards include: SESAC 2011 Country Performance Activity Award for "Til Summer Comes Around" (Monty Powell/Keith Urban); three BMI 2011 Most Performed Songs Awards for "Fearless" (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift); "Why Wait" (Jimmy Yeary, Tom Shapiro) and "Let Me Down Easy" (Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler); 2011 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" (Steven Lee Olsen, Bruce Wallace); 2011 SOCAN Domestic Television Series Music Award "Busytown Mysteries" (Peter Coulman, Carl Lenox, David Tedesco); and 2011 SOCAN Award for 100,000 Radio Performances of Lighthouse's "Sunny Days" and "Pretty Lady" (Skip Prokop).
The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $120MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Rami Yacoub, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, CCI and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That."
ole is committed to the creative development of its 60+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of its catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).
ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online client account transparency portal, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to modernizing its client services and to leading-edge IT.
Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles "Fearless," "White Horse," "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn," "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Pixie Lott's "All About Tonight"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; JLS' "Do You Feel What I Feel"; Haley Reinhart feat. B.o.B's "Oh My!"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; Britney Spears' "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"; Kris Allen's "Fighters"; Pink's "U + Ur Hand"; 'N Sync's "It's Gonna Be Me"; Backstreet Boys' "Shape of My Heart"; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet"; and Tim McGraw's "Something Like That."
ole owns or represents up to 150,000 production music tracks within its MusicBox and clear libraries. With 9 staff in North America, ole's Production Music division delivers excellent customer service and quality Creative on a leading edge IT platform. Our production music division leverages ole's established Administration, Finance and IT services.
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