TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 23, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has entered into a worldwide co-publishing and administration deal with LA-based singer-songwriter, Sidnie Tipton.
Originally from Nashville, Sidnie is a highly sought-after topliner in the pop/urban industry, landing cuts with artists like JoJo, Korean Pop sensation EXO and the DJ duo KSHMR. Sidnie was a featured co-writer on JoJo’s “Like This” track, EXO’s “What I Want For Christmas,” and the streaming hit “Wildcard” by KSHMR. Sidnie’s work has also been featured on the sixth season of E!’s hit show Total Divas.
“I have had the pleasure to watch this young lady evolve into a world class writer and artist over the last few years,” said Gilles Godard, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Development. “We are pleased to welcome Sidnie to ole and look forward to celebrating many hits together.”
“I’m so excited to join the ole family. They are already putting me in the room with many talented writers, artists and producers,” said Tipton. “I’m happy to be part of such a dedicated team and look forward to our future success together.”
As an ole songwriter, Sidnie is slated to collaborate with some of the top names in music, including super-producer Timbaland.
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M 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 55,000 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, Entertainment One, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company Compact Media – which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world – in a major deal that furthers ole’s commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Chris Janson, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, 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 group. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.
ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 12 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.
For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.