ole Extends Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Country Artist Meghan Patrick
(L-R) Country Artist Meghan Patrick with ole Founder and CEO, Robert Ott
TORONTO, ON (June 29, 2016) – ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, announced it has picked up its option on Canadian country music artist Meghan Patrick to extend the existing, worldwide co-publishing deal. Patrick first signed with ole in 2015, augmenting her previous deal with ole and ole co-venture partner Jackoby Music. Patrick is also a Warner Music Canada recording artist.
Patrick’s new album, Grace and Grit, launched in Canada on April 29th and has already spawned a hit single with “Bow Chicka Wow Wow.” The track broke a record with the most first-week adds for a debut single by a Canadian female artist on Mediabase at Canadian country radio. The song was produced and co-written by fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.
Patrick has followed up that breakthrough with her second single, the album’s powerful title track which debuted on radio, along with a new video on CMT Canada, in early June. She will also maintain an active performance schedule in Summer 2016, including opening for Lady Antebellum at Calgary Stampede on July 15th.
“The songwriters and artist support of ole have proven to be a tremendous resource,” Patrick says. “They’re the perfect partner at this important stage in my career.”
“Together, Meghan Patrick and ole have great momentum,” says John Ozier, Vice President, Creative of ole. “This extension of ole’s commitment underscores our belief in Meghan and continued aspiration of finding her a global audience, as ole’s artist development program continues to build success stories.”
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $520M 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, Entertainment One, 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.
ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, City National Bank, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, and Avenue Bank.
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