ole Acquires David Tyson Catalogue
TORONTO: ole is proud to announce the acquisition of a prestigious collection of songs, including the Rock and Country classic Black Velvet, with the purchase of the David Tyson Catalogue. 'Black Velvet' co-written by Tyson was a number #1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 for Alannah Myles and went to number #12 for Robin Lee on the Hot Country Billboard chart. Other songs include the Hall and Oates hit "Don't Hold Back Your Love, "Beautiful Goodbye" (Amanda Marshall) and "Lover of Mine" (Alannah Myles).
Says ole Managing Partner Robert Ott "We are very excited to be able to work with and cultivate such a great legacy of song. A whole new generation of music lovers is waiting to be introduced to these songs and we intend to aggressively pursue new recordings even as we promote the classic versions."
Comments Tyson "I am extremely pleased with the knowledge that a collection of songs that were created in the true spirit of music are now in very capable hands. I am doubly pleased that the songs are under the care of a Canadian company."
About ole: ole is a multi-national, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher. Founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMGMP Canada) and Tim Laing, the company has initial financing of over $100 million dollars. ole boasts an experienced team of some 17 industry professionals involved in acquisitions, creative development and administration worldwide. The ole catalogue includes over twenty thousand songs across all genres. ole has completed some 24.5M in new acquisitions over the past year including purchases of the, Balmur, Encore, Keith Follese, Dream Warriors and David Tyson catalogues. Recent cuts include the lead-off single "Shoes" by Shania Twain from Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives and "He's Not Even Cold Yet" by Gretchen Wilson. Additionally, ole has concluded publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, Shaftesbury Films, Arcadia Entertainment and Slanted Wheel. ole is the Canadian administrator for the prestigious Arc Music Group, a catalogue that includes songs by Jerry Butler, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and Otis Rush. The company has signed songwriters Gerald O'Brien, John Wesley Chisholm, Ben Dunk and James Huff and struck a co-venture deal with Last Gang Publishing a division of Last Gang Records acquiring West Coast rockers Panurge and Kinnie Star. At ole the goal is to be the home for the best songwriters, composers, management talent and intellectual property investors and the first choice music source for creators in all media.