Global independent studio and music company Entertainment One (eOne) has signed a worldwide administration deal with ole – which is now dubbing itself ‘the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company’.
Under the partnership, ole will manage and administer eOne’s publishing catalogue, which contains commercial music, and music from film and television productions.
With a library of more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and a catalogue of 40,000 music tracks, eOne owns cuts in music artists across multiple movie and TV brands including Hell on Wheels, You Me Her, Eye In The Sky,PJ Masks, and The Book of Negroes to the partnership.
Said ole CEO & Chairman, Robert Ott (pictured), “We’re very pleased that eOne has chosen ole to provide Music Publishing Rights Management administration and we look forward to adding value to eOne’s impressive properties.”
Chris Taylor, eONE Music Global
Chris Taylor, President of eOne Music Global, added, “The expansion of our relationship with indie music and rights management leader ole is very exciting.
“ole has built a state of the art technology platform that will offer our production partners, writers and composers a best-in-class solution.
“We are excited about the momentum of our Music Publishing business and we look forward to working with Robert and his talented team as it continues to grow and brings music publishing for film, television programming and commercial music production worldwide across eOne under a single unit.”
Best known for its film and TV production work, Entertainment One is building out its music rights catalogue – which currently includes more than 45,000 tracks.
In January it acquired Americana/folk specialist Dualtone Records, home of The Lumineers.
The band’s latest album on Dualtone, Cleopatra, topped the Billboard 200 on Friday (April 22) – selling 125,000 equivalent album units.
In March, eOne acquired independent Canadian recording, publishing and artist management company Last Gang.
The move was predominantly a vehicle to draft in Last Gang founder Chris Taylor, who is now CEO of eOne Music.
ole has invested more than $520M in music intellectual property since it was founded in 2004.
The ole catalog includes over 50,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole‘s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland.Music Business Worldwide