ole Signs Shiloh to Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal

TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce the signing of promising Universal Music recording artist Shiloh to a worldwide co-publishing deal through its tanjola co-venture.

A 15-year-old singing and songwriting sensation who is currently completing her first Universal Music album for a fall release, Shiloh has already completed more than 20 songs in the past year.

Her music can be heard in such high profile TV and film projects as the popular CW show Gossip Girl, the $200-million-worldwide box office smash What Happens In Vegas, starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz, and the direct-to-DVD Dr. Doolittle 4.

Tanjola managing partner Daniel Mekinda said he and partner Ivan Berry were sold the moment they heard Shiloh’s music for the first time.

“It’s not often you come across someone so young, talented and full of potential,” said Mekinda, “Shiloh is a superstar talent and we have every confidence she’s going to make her mark both as a songwriter and as an artist.”

“We are extremely proud to welcome Shiloh to our ole/tanjola co-venture.”

Shiloh says she’s excited that the ole/tanjola team will represent her songwriting interests.

“I think it’s really awesome,” said Shiloh. “ole and tanjola are the perfect homes for my creativity, and I look forward to building a successful relationship with them for many years to come.”

Born in Abbotsford, B.C. and raised in the tiny community of Sovereign, Saskatchewan (population 52), Shiloh received her first taste of success at age 13 when she won CHUM Edmonton radio station The Bounce’s talent Showdown.

Part of her prize package included a recording session with Vancouver-based Hipjoint Productions. Shiloh then came to the attention of tanjola’s Daniel Mekinda and Ivan Berry, who signed her to a management deal. She was signed to a worldwide recording deal with Universal Music Canada shortly thereafter.

Formed in 2006 between Toronto-based independent music publishers ole and tanjola to bolster ole’s urban and pop music catalogue, Shiloh joins former In Essence singer Dru, Vancouver songwriter Alonzo and Jacksoul principal Haydain Neale as the core of the co-venture’s roster.

"We continue to build a talented and diverse stable of writers through our co-venture,” says tanjola’s Daniel Mekinda. “Shiloh compliments our team very nicely and we are proud to be associated with her as a songwriter."

Shiloh will be performing select dates through the summer opening for Hedley and Theory Of A Deadman, and will tour extensively following the album’s release.

Shiloh’s first single, “Operator (A Girl Like Me),” will be serviced to radio in August.


about ole

ole is a globally competitive, 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 a team of 25 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and administration worldwide. With offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles ole has grown into Canada’s largest music publisher in three short years. ole was named the 2007 CCMA Music Publishing Company of the Year, the first time in 15 years the honour has gone to an independent publisher.

The ole catalog includes over thirty-five thousand songs and thirty thousand hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over 50MM USD in acquisitions over the past three 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 the music for all productions in Nelvana’s vast TV/film catalog.

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 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, Scarlett, 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 Kinnie Star, Mother Mother, 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 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 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 in 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 "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”, “After Tonight” by Justin Nozuka, 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, “Once In A While” by Akon, Gretchen Wilson’s “Don’t Do Me No Good”, Kristy Lee Cook’s “15 Minutes Of Shame”, "No Man No Cry" by Kelly Rowland, and “Another Pot O’ Tea” by Anne Murray/Emmylou Harris.

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.