ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has renewed its worldwide administration deal with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), an agency of the Government of Canada that produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries, and alternative dramas.
Under the new deal, ole will continue to administer the music publishing for the compositions in the NFB’s entire film catalog, which features 12 Academy Award winners including The Danish Poet, Ryan, and Bob’s Birthday, which all won for Best Animated Short Film, and Flamenco at 5:15 and If You Love This Planet, which both won for Best Documentary Short Subject, plus many more. The NFB has been an ole client since 2006.
“ole is pleased that NFB has chosen to extend our long relationship,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. “We will continue to support NFB’s internationally successful Creative with ole’s leading-edge rights management platform.”
Formed in 1939, the NFB is a public producer and distributor that creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. Its catalog includes more than 13,000 productions that have collectively won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Academy Awards, 14 Canadian Screen Awards, 11 Webbys, and more than 90 Genies.
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $500M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. 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. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, 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 400,000 tracks in its library.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 120+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Marty Dodson, Phil O’Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley. 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’s legacy catalogs and writers include Rush, Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.
ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, Anthem Legacy; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and upstreamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.