Arcadia Entertainment, ole’s First-ever Client, Renews Worldwide Deal for Third Time
TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 21, 2016) – ole, one of the world’s leading independent music publishing and rights management companies, announced today it has secured a third renewal extension with Canadian TV entertainment company, Arcadia Entertainment Inc. Arcadia is ole’s first-ever client, originally signing with ole for worldwide administration in 2004. The renewal agreement will expand the partnership, granting ole administrator rights to Arcadia’s Master Sound Recordings and AV Works on YouTube and other Digital Video platforms.
The Halifax-based Arcadia is owned by the Juno-winning musician and composer John Wesley Chisholm and holds an extensive programming portfolio of series, specials and documentaries about the ocean, wildlife, secret societies, unexplored places and the mysteries of civilization. Arcadia’s work has won two Canadian Screen Awards, a 2013 Emmy nomination and dozens of awards from festivals around the world. Arcadia’s series and specials air on Discovery, National Geographic, History, Smithsonian, Oasis, Vision, Bravo!, CBC and other broadcasters in 140 countries around the world.
“ole is honored to continue and grow our longstanding partnership with John Wesley and his successful production company, Arcadia,” said ole Chairman and CEO Robert Ott.”
“ole’s level of service and expertise continues to exceed our expectations year over year,” said John Wesley of Arcadia Entertainment. “In 12 short years, Robert and his team have built a stellar team and we look forward to continuing to grow our partnership.”
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M 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 55,000 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. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company Compact Media – which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world – in a major deal that furthers ole’s commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ 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.
For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.
Iman Sandimanie-Carroll, DiGennaro Communications
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