ole Flaunts The Sound Of Pop With Three-Year Admin Deal
TORONTO: ole, the proudly Canadian "majorly indie" music publisher with offices in Toronto, Nashville, Los Angeles and the U.K., is pleased to announce an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Sound Of Pop Inc., a Toronto-based publishing, label and management venture co-owned by Canadian songwriters J.C. Smith and Ben Dunk.
Under the terms of the three-year agreement, ole will administer Sound of Pop's publishing and serve as a one-stop clearance centre for sync licenses.
"ole is excited to partner with J.C. and Ben not only because of their evident talent, but as well because of their passion and determination on behalf of their artists," said Robert Ott, ole co-founder and managing partner.
"This is a great fit for ole."
Founded by Peterborough native J.C. Smith in 2001, Sound Of Pop (S.O.P.) has amassed an impressive track record of film and television synch and master uses during its five-year history, with S.O.P. songs appearing in such popular U.S. and Canadian programs and DVD products as Joan Of Arcadia (CBS); Party Of Five (Sony DVD); Dawson's Creek (Sony DVD); Radio Free Roscoe; OLN's Scooter Trash and the Disney Channel film Go Figure, to name a few.
S.O.P.'s publishing imprint includes Windsor alt-rock project London Apartments' principal Justin Langlois, Toronto singer Cadence Grace and co-owner Smith.
Its management and label roster -- the latter of which is distributed in Canada by Fontana North/Universal Music Canada -- includes recent Beggar's Banquet U.K. signing London Apartments, Grace and The Voices, the new project from former Wave singer Paul Gigliotti.
"Most of our success for Sound Of Pop at this young stage has been international," says J.C. Smith, S.O.P. founder and co-director.
"What really struck us when we began discussions with Robert is his global vision for ole, one that we feel we share here at S.O.P. We're very excited about this relationship and its global potential."
Pending S.O.P. Pop projects include a new Cadence Grace album to be released in August, following the first single "Somewhere Together" which has just landed at radio. Next week, The Voices' debut single "Frozen" will be serviced to radio. A "London Apartments" EP is also scheduled for release sometime in 2006.
Recent S.O.P. synch and master uses include Augusta, Gone, the Lifetime Network Movie Of The Week and Disney Channel's Naturally, Sadie.
about Sound Of Pop Inc.
Founded by J.C. Smith in 2001, Sound Of Pop is a multi-disciplined music company specializing in the production, acquisition and solicitation of 'A' level independent musical compositions and master recordings for selected domestic and international release and licensing.
With the addition of renowned songwriter and producer Ben Dunk (Starkicker, Dunk, Wave) as co-director in 2006, Sound Of Pop Inc. has expanded to include publishing, label and management divisions. Clients include Cadence Grace, London Apartments and The Voices.
The Sound Of Pop website: www.soundofpop.com. For further information, please contact: Sound Of Pop at 416-907-9444.
ole is a multi-national, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMGMP Canada) and Tim Laing (former radio and TV producer and finance executive). ole boasts an experienced team of some 18 industry professionals involved in acquisitions, creative development and administration worldwide.
The ole catalogue includes over twenty thousand songs across all genres ranging from pop, to country, to urban to rhythm & blues and soul. ole has completed some 22MM USD in new acquisitions over the past year including purchases of the, Balmur, Encore, Keith Follese, Dream Warriors, Frank Myers and David Tyson catalogs.
Recent cuts include the lead-off single "Shoes" by Shania Twain from Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives, Jaheim's 'Daddy Thing', Sean Paul's "Change the Game," "He Ain't Even Cold Yet" by Gretchen Wilson and Ronnie Milsap's "My Life."
ole has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, The National Film Board of Canada, Shaftesbury Films, Arcadia Entertainment, Devine Entertainment, Lenz Entertainment, CCI, Breakthrough Films, Amberwood Entertainment, Slanted Wheel and Mona Lisa and Suman out of Europe.
ole also recently signed its first administration deal with Sound Of Pop, a Toronto-based music publishing company, label and management firm whose clients include Cadence Grace, London Apartments and J.C. Smith.
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, James Huff, Willie Mack, Scarlett and Derek Brin and struck a co-venture deal with Last Gang Publishing -- a division of Last Gang Entertainment -- bringing West Coast rockers Panurge, Murray Yates of Forty Foot Echo and Kinnie Starr to the roster as well as Steven Dall. ole recently announced another co-venture with Roots Three Music, which includes songwriters Chris Thornsteinson, Dave Wasyliw (of Doc Walker), Denny Carr (The Road Hammers and Doc Walker).
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. The ole website can be found atwww.majorlyindie.com