Boys Club: ole topper Robert Ott hams it up with Coney Hatch's Carl Dixon.
Boys Club: ole topper Robert Ott hams it up with Coney Hatch's Carl Dixon.

Music Pubbery Ole Announces 3 New Deals

Ole-Bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between the Canadian rights management firm and super-producer Timbaland, has signed a worldwide administration deal with singer/songwriter Douglas Makuta. The Brooklyn-based Makuta has written and produced for various artists and projects including John Oates, Ron Carter, Paul Simon, Bleu, Art Garfunkel, and (Candy Buthers’) Mike Viola. Makuta is lead singer of the alt-pop band which includes family members Jane, Aleata, and Rose. The quartet will release its second EP digitally through ole’s red dot later this year. The single “Tear My Life Apart” was issued in December.

Separately, ole has acquired the 5 Alarm Music production library. The acquisition adds 130,000 controlled tracks to ole's existing production music library, which now totals over 750,000 tracks.

5 Alarm Music, based in Pasadena, CA, will continue to operate independently, serving its existing client base and market. Under the deal, Cassie Lord will remain President of 5 Alarm and the firm “will gain access to ole's significant infrastructure resources to fuel future growth and to ensure that all clients are provided with best-in-class service,” a joint statement reports. In addition, the deal will open up new cross-marketing opportunities for 5 Alarm with ole's other production music library businesses, such as MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, Cue and others, which will be immediately added to 5 Alarm's repertoire offering.

"Ole is happy to significantly expand our services and repertoire offering to clients in collaboration with 5 Alarm, a stand-out, independent in the space," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "We're looking forward to working with Cassie and her staff."

Robert Ott’s Canadian rights firm ole has also announced signing a deal with veteran Canadian rock band Coney Hatch that gives ole co-publishing rights, co-ownership of masters, and exclusive digital video rights to the band’s 2013 album, Coney Hatch Four, which was released more than three decades after their first recording. Ole previously secured the masters, publishing, and digital A/V rights to the band’s back catalog through acquisitions of the Anthem Entertainment Group and the Mark-Cain publishing catalog. This deal brings all of Coney Hatch’s entire discography under the ole umbrella.

Ole has offices in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London. Its catalog includes over 50,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music. Copyrights under its control include songs recorded by 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. The company also 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, controls 400,000 tracks in its library.

 

 

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