ole Signs Worldwide 360 Deal with Singer-Songwriter Austin Jenckes

(L-R) John Ozier (ole, VP Creative), Ben Strain (ole, Sr. Creative Director), Singer/​Songwriter Austin Jenckes, Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Director), Mike Whelan (ole, Sr. Creative Director), Catherine Fogarty (ole, Creative Administration Coordinator)

TORONTO, ONTARIO (December 6, 2017) – ole announced today it has entered into a worldwide 360 deal with Nashville-based singer-songwriter Austin Jenckes. The deal includes exclusive publishing and recording rights and exclusive administration of properties on YouTube.

Jenckes, a Duvall, Washington, native, relocated to Nashville in 2012. A talented songwriter his credits include, “American Nights,” from the forthcoming self-titled Lee Brice album. Jenckes also recently released the song “Same Beer Different Day” from his upcoming album and plans for extensive touring throughout the coming year.

“We are pleased to welcome Austin to the ole family,” said ole VP Creative, John Ozier. “We look forward to working with him and seeing him have continued success.”

“I feel very fortunate to have found a home base where I can create music. Thanks to Neil Mason, John Strohm, Ben Strain, John Ozier and all the folks at ole for making this possible,” said Jenckes of the deal.

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About ole

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 include Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, Stompin' Tom Connors and 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 17 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.