ole TANJOLA’S SHILOH SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC
NEW YORK: Recent ole tanjola addition and Universal Music Canada recording artist Shiloh has signed a U.S. deal with Universal Republic, home to artists Cobie Caillat, 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse and others.
“I’m thrilled,” said Shiloh about this latest development in her accelerating career.
“It just opens a whole lot of doors for me, and I am excited to be entering the U.S. with an amazing label behind me.”
The 15-year-old Toronto-based singing and songwriting sensation is currently prepping her as-yet-untitled debut album, which contains nine songs co-written by Shiloh and several ole writers.
ole cuts include “Better,” co-written by Shiloh with ole’s JC Smith and Rupert Gayle; “Get To You,” “Missing Existence,” “Strong Enough To Cry,” “You’re Not Alone” – all co-written with Gayle; “The Fight,” co-authored by ole tanjola’s Alonzo; “I Remember,” co-written by Rebecca Everett and Mladen, the self-penned “Ruin Me” and her new single, “Goodbye, You Suck,” co-authored with Rob Wells (Backstreet Boys, Nick Lachey).
Shiloh has already scored a hit with the track “Operator (A Girl Like Me), the No. 2 Best Canadian Selling single.
Shiloh has also accumulated more than 1 million views on MySpace and YouTube.
Universal Republic has offered no release date, but says the album will be delivered to bricks-and-mortar and online retail “in early spring.”
Upon signing Shiloh, Universal Republic President and CEO Monte Lipman remarked:
“Shiloh is a fiery, innovative artist who you remember from that very first impression.
“Her unique presence and remarkable vocal power is sure to captivate U.S. music fans.
“We look forward to a memorable and successful launch, and the entire company joins me in welcoming Shiloh to the Universal Republic family.”
Adds Randy Lennox, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada, who previously signed Shiloh to a worldwide recording deal:
“Shiloh has quickly become one of the most talked about artists in Canada. We’re thrilled to be working alongside Monte, Avery (Lipman, Co-President and COO) and their entire team on one of the most anticipated acts to come out of Canada in some time.”
Daniel Mekinda, Managing Partner, tanjola, said that he and fellow Managing Partner Ivan Berry were excited about Shiloh’s prospects with the Universal team.
“Shiloh is the real deal,” said Mekinda. “She’s a killer singer, songwriter and performer, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the team at Universal Republic.
“Shiloh has made a tremendous impact in Canada with Universal Music Canada efforts thus far, and we know she’ll continue to do the same in the U.S. and other territories, especially with the added muscle of Universal Republic behind her.”
Robert Ott, ole Chairman & CEO, says Shiloh offers exciting potential.
"Within minutes of meeting and hearing this special talent, we knew that we wanted to work with Shiloh,” said Ott.
“She is the real article all the way around, performance, voice, personality and I would say most of all as a songwriter beyond her years.
“Add to this the tanjola development team and you can't help but get excited."
Born in Abbotsford, B.C., Shiloh first gained attention when she won the 2006 Bounce Showdown – staged by Edmonton CHUM-owned The Bounce – when she was only 13.
Shiloh’s music has already been placed in the hit Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz film What Happens In Vegas, the DVD version of Doctor Doolittle 4 and the CW hit TV series Gossip Girl.
Shiloh’s second Canadian single, the ole tanjola-published “Goodbye, You Suck,” was serviced to radio and video outlets on February 6.
An expected spring release date and title for Shiloh’s debut album will be announced shortly.
tanjola, an ole co-venture, has built a strong roster of songwriters over the past two years. These songwriters have combined to sell millions of albums worldwide and have been the recipient of many song writing and artist awards. These songwriters include: Fontana North/Universal recording artist Dru, Vancouver singer/songwriter Alonzo, Toronto based Juno Award winner Rupert Gayle, multiple award winner and Jacksoul front man Haydain Neale, and most recently Universal Canada/Universal Republic recording artist Shiloh.
ole is one of the world’s largest independent, full-service music publishers, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles. Founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMGMP Canada) and Tim Laing (former radio and TV producer and finance executive), ole is now Canada’s largest music publisher. ole boasts a team of 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named the Canadian Country Music Association Music Publishing Company of the Year for 2007 and 2008, the first time in 15 years the honour has gone to an independent publisher.
The ole catalog includes over forty thousand songs and thirty thousand hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $60MM USD in acquisitions over the past four years, including purchases of the Jody Williams Music catalog, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Logrhythm’s Matt Morris titles, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music catalogs. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for WGBH’s award-winning children’s series Arthur, Amberwood Entertainment's The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, Rollbots, and sci-fi cult series Lexx, and all of the music in Nelvana’s vast TV/film catalog. Recent purchases include the majority ownership of the WGBH music catalogue and co-ownership of the music rights for CCI Entertainment.
ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world’s leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. ole is a direct member of SOCAN, ASCAP, BMI, HFA, CMRRA and SESAC. ole leverages considerable industry relationships, board positions and knowledge of key collection issues to enable deep analysis of income trends. This is paired with an aggressive collection policy. For sub-publishing clients ole fields the largest, most sophisticated administrative and creative teams in Canada.
Staff songwriters and composers include: Jack Lenz, Gerald O'Brien, Mark J. Feist, JC Smith, Derek Brin, Rupert Gayle, Tebey, Gilles Godard, Rebecca Everett, Mladen, James Huff, Willie Mack, Kelly Archer, and Roger Springer. ole also administers for songwriters David Kopatz and Dr. Alex Tsisserev of Mad Love Music.
ole co-ventures include Last Gang Publishing, representing artists Mother Mother, O’Luge, Rides Again, Let’s Go To War, Panurge, Murray Yates (Forty Foot Echo), and Steven Dall. Nashville-based co-venture Roots Three Music includes songwriters Chris Thorsteinson, Murray Pulver and Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker, Bruce Wallace, Steven Lee Olsen, Denny Carr, and Kaci Bolls. ole’s urban co-venture with Tanjola (formerly ib Entertainment) has brought Dru, Alonzo, Haydain Neale, Alex Greggs and Shiloh to the roster. ole has also entered into a co-venture with LA-based Five K Entertainment headed by Victor Murgatroyd, former Vice-President of A&R for j records.
ole songs have appeared in national ad campaigns for Toyota, Sears, The Bay, and Telus as well as televisions series The Sopranos, The Black Donnelly’s, The Hills, Cold Case, Trailer Park Boys, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Whistler, Da Kink In My Hair, and Falcon Beach.
Notable copyrights for ole include the Taylor Swift singles “White Horse”, "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn" and the iTunes No. 1 Selling Country Song of 2007 "Teardrops On My Guitar", Kelly Clarkson’s Billboard #1 single “Miss Independent”, “Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim, “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles, Craig Morgan’s "That's What I Love About Sunday” (2005 Billboard Country Song of the Year), “Shoes” by Shania Twain (from the album Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives), Sean Paul’s “Change the Game”, Trace Adkins’ “High”, “Long Black Train” by Josh Turner, and “It Was Me” by George Strait. Recent ole cuts include “I’m Already There” by Westlife, “After Tonight” by Justin Nozuka, “Once In A While” by Akon, Kristy Lee Cook’s “15 Minutes Of Shame”, “Another Pot O’ Tea” by Anne Murray/Emmylou Harris, “You Got Me Runnin” performed by Doman + Gooding and written by Dru and Rupert Gayle, “Streetlights” performed by Kevin Borg and written by Steven Lee Olsen, “Lies” performed by Martina McBride and written by Gerald O’Brien, “Goodbye You Suck” by Shiloh and five songs on the latest Road Hammers album.
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