TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today ole, the world's fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced it has reached an agreement with Corus Entertainment to become the preferred provider of production music to all third-party and in-house productions commissioned by Corus Television and Radio. The deal will supply Corus Entertainment with more than 750,000 tracks through the Jingle Punks, 5 Alarm and Cavendish libraries, and provide best in class music solutions for Corus and their affiliates into the future.
"We are excited that ole production music libraries will be the library of choice for Corus. They make best in class content and for that they need best in class music. Our library is a turn-key solution for that space. We know that combining the PML business with our custom studio capabilities is going to make a major impact in the global kids, women and family content space" says Jingle Punks CCO and President, Jingle Jared.
“Corus has a long-standing history of creating compelling and award-winning content that resonates with audiences in Canada and around the world,” said Glen Pollock, Director, Production and Post Services, Corus Entertainment. “This new partnership ensures we can continue to enhance our programming with access to an extensive library of music servicing in-house productions across Corus’ robust suite of assets.”
Corus Entertainment is an industry-leading media and content creation company for premium brands including Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. With content that is sold in more than 160 countries worldwide, the company's portfolio of television services encompasses 45 specialty television channels and 15 conventional television stations. Nelvana, one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of children’s animated content, and related consumer products, is the cornerstone of the company’s kids content and production business. Corus’ content business also includes a growing slate of original lifestyle, drama and kids content, targeted to women and families.
Leading full-service audio creative agency, Jingle Punks have proven to be an industry powerhouse. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, the Jingle Punks catalogue includes 500,000 songs and an impressive roster of 1,000 television shows including NBC’s “The Voice” and the worldwide smash “Pawn Stars”.
ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $540M 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 include Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, Stompin’ Tom Connors and 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 17 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.