ole/Last Gang Ink 'Rock Star Supernova' Deal
TORONTO: ole/Last Gang Publishing is pleased to announce a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Dominic Cifarelli for his interest in the song "Headspin," co-written by Rock Star Supernova front man Lukas Rossi and destined to be on the band's debut album, out worldwide on Epic, on November 21.
Written while both Cifarelli and Rossi were members of Rise Electric, "Headspin" was performed twice by Rossi on the final two episodes of the hit CBS reality series Rock Star: Supernova and helped secure his victory.
The deal to acquire an interest in "Headspin" is the latest development in the co-venture between ole, the Canadian independent music publishing giant and Toronto-based Last Gang Publishing, a division of Last Gang Entertainment, to build promising artists and songwriters from around the world and advance their careers.
Lukas Rossi is currently in the studio finishing up the album with producer Butch Walker and bandmates Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica, Voivod) and Gilby Clarke (Guns 'N Roses.) The band will makes its live debut at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve for a two-night stand and embarks on a 31-date North American and Australian tour on January 16 in Hollywood, Florida, with more dates to follow.
Chris Taylor, founder and president of Last Gang Publishing, a division of Last Gang Entertainment, says the agreement reached with Dominic Cifarelli is just the beginning and that he should greatly benefit from ole's global administrative expertise.
"ole provides a fantastic way for writers to collect their money worldwide and we are looking at this as part of a longer term relationship with Dominic as he develops his writing talent and recording project," said Taylor. "More to come!"
Cifarelli was former lead guitarist of Montreal Nü Metal band and former Atlantic Recording artists Pulse Ultra.
About Last Gang Publishing
A sister company to Last Gang Records, Last Gang Management and under the umbrella of Last Gang Entertainment, Last Gang Publishing was established in 2005 by music industry attorney Chris Taylor. LGP is focused on new, cool, developing talent that will grow into the stars of tomorrow, and their signings include Panurge, O'Luge, Kinnie Starr, Murray Yates of Forty Foot Echo and Steven Dall. Last Gang entered a joint venture agreement in 2005 with ole to find and develop cutting edge artist and songwriters from around the world and take them to new career heights. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $28MM USD in new acquisitions over the past year including purchases of the, Balmur, Encore, Keith Follese, Dream Warriors, Frank Myers, David Tyson and Lighthouse catalogues. 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, Ronnie Milsap's "My Life" and Trace Adkins' "High." ole has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, The National Film Board of Canada, DiC Entertainment, 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 sole 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, Steve Mandile 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 co-ventures with Roots Three Music -- which includes songwriters Bruce Wallace, Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw (of Doc Walker), Denny Carr (The Road Hammers and Doc Walker) -- and IB Entertainment.
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 at www.majorlyindie.com