ole’s 2nd Annual ‘on the spot’ Signs Maddison Krebs to ole-red dot Artist Development Program
(L-R Back) Emily Mueller-Olson (ole, Creative Manager), Andy Curran (ole Label Services, GM), Shellien Kinsey (ole Creative Admin. Manager), Writer/Producer Jeremy Stover, Mike Whelan (ole Sr. Director, Creative), John Ozier (ole VP, Creative), Ben Strain (ole Creative Director), Gilles Godard (ole, VP Corporate Affairs & Development). (L-R Front) Singer/Songwriter Maddison Krebs, ole Founder and CEO Robert Ott.
TORONTO, ON (September 10, 2016) – ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has announced the signing of Maddison Krebs to its successful red dot artist development program after she was named the winner of ole’s 2nd Annual on the spot competition, held during Canadian Country Music Week.
Following Maddison’s impressive showing before a panel of expert judges at on the spot she has won a deal with red dot worth up to $40,000 that includes music publishing, EP recording production, YouTube audio-visual management, and support from ole’s world-class creative staff.
red dot brings together ole’s broad infrastructure in support of talented developing artists, providing instant exposure and opportunities in a business where the development process often takes years. on the spot has proven to be an exciting addition to this initiative, enhancing ole’s already formidable cross-border capabilities in Canada and the U.S. red dot has already led to major label deals for ole songwriters Josh Dorr and Charlie Worsham. In addition to Dorr and Worsham, the program is also developing artists such as Sam Grow, Haley Reinhart, Jordan Davis, last year’s on the spot winner Katia Zuccarelli and more.
“on the spot is all about uncovering the most promising talent, and the competition has succeeded once again by pointing ole and red dot to Maddison Krebs,” says John Ozier, Vice President, Creative of ole. “Our congratulations to Maddison and the many talented artists that entered on the spot in 2016. ole has proven its ability time and again to break emerging artists across the U.S. and Canada, and red dot has been instrumental in that process for some of the top names in country music.”
on the spot was held on September 10, at The London Music Hall in London, ON, featuring live performances from ten contestants who were selected as finalists. Entrants were required to submit two YouTube videos to the official on the spot website for consideration, one in which they performed an original song and another in which they played a cover song from the ole catalog.
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, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed 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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