ole Signs Multi-Year North American Sub-Publishing Deal With Strengholt Music Group


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Sep 29, 2010 12:31 ole Signs Multi-Year North American Sub-Publishing Deal With Strengholt Music Group

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2010) - ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, has concluded a multi-year North American sub-publishing deal with Netherlands-based, international media and entertainment company, Strengholt Music Group.

Founded in 1928 as a publisher of books and magazines, Strengholt BV transformed over the years into an international media and entertainment company. Strengholt's core areas of business include: utilization of music rights; national and international administration of copyrights; publication and distribution of (sheet) music domestically and internationally; production, distribution and marketing of image and sound carriers; publication of books, magazines and specials; and the development and realization of content and media projects.

"It's gratifying to have been chosen to exclusively represent the catalogs of Strengholt in North America," says ole Chairman and CEO Robert Ott. "ole and Strengholt share a commitment to great songs and strong Creative pro-activity. We look forward to adding value to Strengholt in the North American territory."

Strengholt Music Group's General Manager, Brian Dessaur added "We are delighted with ole as our exclusive partner for North America. ole and Strengholt share the same enthusiasm and devotion. We look forward to the further cultivation of our songwriters and catalogs."

Notable copyrights in this deal include: "Right Now, Nanana," the first single from Akon's third studio album Freedom released in September 2008, which charted worldwide. International dance hits such as 1990's "The Launch" by Dutch disc jockey DJ Jean; "Sunshine" by Dance Nation, released in 2001; and "On The Move" by Barthezz, which was the summer-anthem around the globe in 2001. "Raver" by famous hardstyle act Showtek released in 2008 - the track was also featured in the motion picture Bruno. "Forever's End," written by Carl Utbult and Randy Goodrum and performed by recording artist Jason Crabb - the track is included in the self-titled debut album Jason Crabb, which in 2009 won the GRAMMY Award for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album.

ABOUT Strengholt:

Strengholt Music Group (active worldwide as a music publishing company) is a part of The Strengholt Group.Strengholt started as a book publishing company in 1928 and has grown into one of the biggest independent multimedia- and entertainment companies in the BeNeLux.

Today The Strengholt Group is engaged in publishing music (Music Group), printed music (EMC), DVD's (Multimedia), magazines (Beauty+), TV-formats and books.

ABOUT ole:

ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004 and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of over 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past four years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse".

The ole catalog includes over 40,000 songs and 35,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $100MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That".

ole is committed to the creative development of its 6o+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).

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. adminow, ole 's online portal delivering leading edge client account transparency, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to world-class client service and being on the leading edge of IT.

Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles-"Fearless", "White Horse", "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn", "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera featuring Lil' Kim; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday"; "Something Like That", Tim McGraw; "S.O.S (Let The Music Play)" performed by Jordin Sparks; "Why Wait", Rascal Flatts.

ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.


For more information, please contact

Robert Ott
Chairman & CEO
(01) 416.619.2051
Strengholt Music Group
+31 (0)35 695 85 80
+31 (0)35 694 03 62 (FAX)