TORONTO, CANADA–(Marketwired – July 10, 2015) -ole Digital, a division of ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a deal with country singer/songwriter Josh Thompson that will give ole digital distribution and digital video admin rights to new master and live recordings from Thompson. The masters will be compiled into two EPs, Change: The Lost Record, Volumes 1 and 2, which will be released by ole. ole will also retain publishing rights to Thompson’s catalog via their 2013 acquisition of the Better Angels Music Publishing Group. Thompson has previously released five Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – including “Way Out Here,” “Beer on the Table,” and “Won’t Be Lonely Long” – as well as the hit song “Change.”
“Josh is a truly gifted songwriter and performer who has taken Nashville by storm,” said John Ozier, General Manager of Creative in Nashville for ole. “These new recordings are some of his best work by far, and we’re excited to bring them under the ole banner.”
“ole is one of the biggest names on Music Row, but more importantly, they’re dedicated to music above all else,” said Thompson. “I know that they will do everything in their power to find my songs the audience they deserve, and I’m looking forward to working with them.”
Originally from Cedarburg, WI, Thompson moved to Nashville in 2005, scoring a major-label deal with Columbia Nashville in 2009. He released his first full-length album, Way Out Here, the following year, reaching the Top 10 on Billboard’s U.S. Top Country Albums chart. In 2012, he signed with Show Dog-Universal Music and released his second full-length, Turn It Up, in 2014, which also reached the country Top 10. In addition to his own music, Thompson has written songs for the likes of Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, James Wesley, Jason Michael Carol, and many more. He has also hit the road with Eric Church and Paisley.
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $400M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 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, Beyonce, 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. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. Jingle Punks, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 230,000 tracks in its library.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull, Jeremy Stover, and Marty Dodson. ole has ongoing Ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-bluestone Publishing, ole’s venture with global hitmaker Timbaland.
ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank, and OneWest Bank.
ole is committed to being the world’s best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.
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