ole Composer Jeppe Riddervold Wins at 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards

(L-R) Gilles Godard (VP, Corporate Affairs and Development, ole), Composer Jeppe Riddervold, and Michael O'Neill (CEO, BMI) (Photo: Business Wire)
TORONTO, ON (May 16, 2016) – ole composer Jeppe Riddervold was honored at the 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards with a BMI Cable Television Music award. The annual event was held on May 11th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

The recognition was for Riddervold’s work composing the theme song, “The Weekend Whip,” for the LEGO-inspired animation series, “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu.” Two composers, Jay Vincent and Michael Kramer, were chosen by Riddervold as collaborators on the series’ underscore and were also recognized with a BMI Cable Television Music award. ole represents the publishing interest for all three award recipients for this particular series.

“We would like to congratulate Jeppe for this prestigious award,” says Gilles Godard Vice President Corporate Affairs and Development for ole. “Music is a powerful element in animation, and LEGO’s ‘Ninjago’ franchise is viewed daily by children of all over the world. We at ole are proud to represent Jeppe, as we continue to create new international opportunities for our talented roster of writers and artists.”

ole, signed a worldwide co-publishing and futures deal in 2015 with Riddervold, who is founder of the Danish film and TV music company Jamerica LLC. Under the agreement, ole is also the exclusive administrator of Jamerica and Riddervold's digital A/V rights.

As Music Director for “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” Riddervold also earned an International Animated Film Society Annie award nomination for best music in an animated TV series in 2015. In addition to “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” Jamerica and Riddervold have been involved with several other LEGO TV series, including “LEGO Elves,” “LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles,” “LEGO: Droid Tales” and “LEGO: Lord of the Rings.”

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $500M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 50,000 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, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 120+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O'Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley. 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's legacy catalogs and writers include Rush, Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, Anthem Legacy; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and upstreamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.

ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 5B views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.

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