ole Recruits Banham For TV Admin and Special Projects
TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, respected music industry veteran Bill Banham is under contract to assist in developing the "majorly indie" Canadian music publisher's TV administration business and other special projects.
Currently founder and president of B2 Management --which includes ole signing Scarlett as his chief client -- and a former senior vice-president and general manager of Sony Music Canada and a general manager of Virgin Records Canada, Banham brings 19 years of extensive, well-rounded expertise in domestic and international marketing, promotion and publicity, A&R, sales, video, new media and distribution to the ole camp.
"I am very excited about working with Robert, Tim and the entire ole team," said Banham, "They are an extremely talented and driven group of people who have already made a significant impact in the intellectual property world."
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 $28MM 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, Steve Mandile 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.
ole recently announced co-ventures with Roots Three Music -- which includes songwriters Bruce Wallace, Chris Thornsteinson, Dave Wasyliw (of Doc Walker), Denny Carr (The Road Hammers and Doc Walker) -- and IB Entertainment.
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