ole Bolsters Catalogue With Alan Jackson Hit
TORONTO/NASHVILLE: ole, the largest Canadian-owned independent music publisher, is delighted to announce the purchase of four songs -- including the 2004 Top 5 hit "Monday Morning Church" by Alan Jackson -- from Nashville-based Jeff Carlton Music Publishing for an undisclosed amount.
The addition of "Monday Morning Church," co-written by Brent Baxter and Erin Enderlin, from the multi-platinum No. 1 Alan Jackson album What I Do, as well as the Enderlin-Jim Brown co-write "Not Enough Tequila" as cut by Terri Clark from Life Goes On; the Enderlin-Tommy Karlas co-authored "Not Your Cross To Bear" covered by Randy Travis and the upcoming "What I Wouldn't Give" from the pending Blake Shelton album Pure BS expands ole's impressive 8,000 song country music catalogue.
Classics already available through the ole catalogue include such chart-topping hits as Faith Hill's "The Way You Love Me; " Martina McBride's "I Love You;" Lonestar's "I'm Already There" and "Smile;" Tim McGraw's "Something Like That" and Robin Lee's "Black Velvet."
The publisher's share purchase of this quartet of songs is another step in realizing ole's mandate to be the first choice music source for creators in all media.
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 20 industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and administration worldwide. ole has offices in Toronto, Nashville, LA and London.
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 29MM USD in new acquisitions over the past two years including purchases of the Balmur, Encore, Keith Follese, Dream Warriors, Frank Myers, David Tyson, Lighthouse, and Marsfilm Music catalogs.
Recent cuts include the lead-off single “Headspin” by Rockstar Supernova, “Once In A While” by Akon, “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, Shaftesbury Films, Arcadia Entertainment, Devine Entertainment, Lenz Entertainment, CCI, Breakthrough Films, Amberwood Entertainment, Slanted Wheel, Sound Venture Productions, and Mona Lisa and Suman out of Europe.
ole is the Canadian sub-publisher for the prestigious Arc Music Group, a catalogue that includes songs by Jerry Butler, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and Otis Rush. ole also serves as the exclusive Canadian sub-publisher for the prominent Bucks Music Group, home of the James Blunt smash “You’re Beautiful.”
The company has signed songwriters Gerald O'Brien, John Wesley Chisholm, Ben Dunk, James Huff, Willie Mack, Scarlett, Steve Mandile, Gilles Godard, and Derek Brin and struck a co-venture deal with Last Gang Publishing -- a division of Last Gang Entertainment -- bringing West Coast rockers Panurge, O’Luge, Murray Yates of Forty Foot Echo, and Kinnie Starr to the roster as well as Steven Dall. ole also recently announced co-ventures with Roots Three Music, which includes songwriters Bruce Wallace, Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw (of Doc Walker), and Denny Carr (The Road Hammers and Doc Walker) -- IB Entertainment, and Nashville executive Tim DuBois for Steve Mandile. ole also recently signed an administration deal with Sound Of Pop, a Toronto-based music publishing company, label, and management firm whose clients include Cadence Grace, The Amber Room, The Voices, Two Weeks Tuesday, London Apartments, and J.C. Smith.
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