ole Signs Co-Publishing and Administration Deal with The Reklaws
ole singer/songwriter duo, The Reklaws
TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 8, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has entered into a worldwide co-publishing and administration deal with Cambridge, Ontario-based country music singer/songwriter duo, The Reklaws.
Winners of the 2012 CCMA Discover Program and the 2013 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, the sibling duo of Jenna Walker (vocals) and Stuart Walker (guitar and vocals) are signed to Universal Canada. Their single, “Hometown Kids,” is currently climbing the Canadian country charts behind the upcoming release of their debut album.
The Reklaws first single, “Kiss Kiss,” was released in 2013 and kicked off their career in the Canadian country music industry. The duo has opened for such acts as Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and others.
“We are pleased to welcome the Reklaws to the ole family,” said ole VP Creative, John Ozier. “ole’s cross-border capabilities fit this talented duo extremely well and we look forward to working with them and their team on having success in both Canada and in the US.”
Orangebox, LLC – a publishing and production company – will also co-publish the group’s music along with ole. Orangebox co-owner Robert Ellis Orrall remarked, "we have long thought that ole could be the piece of the puzzle that would take this project to the next level, and we are excited that Gilles Godard, John Ozier and ole CEO Robert Ott share that vision and enthusiasm.”
Iman Sandimanie-Carroll, DiGennaro Communications
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, Chris Janson, 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 group. 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 12 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.
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About Orangebox LLC
Orangebox, LLC is a publishing / production company built around brother/sister duo The Reklaws. Headed up by producer Robert Ellis Orrall (Taylor Swift, Love and Theft) and writer Ben "Jonesy" Jones, Orangebox, LLC has focused on growing and developing the writer/artists Jenna and Stuart Walker since 2013.