TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2013) -
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ole has concluded a worldwide co-publishing deal of the existing catalog and future songs written by singer/songwriter, Clare Reynolds. The deal includes both of Reynolds' released albums: Inside My Head and Colour My Heart.
Clare Reynolds, an Australian-born singer/songwriter, recently attended ole's 6th annual pop+urban songcamp: EDM Edition in Los Angeles and gave a strong performance.
"I have been one of Clare's biggest fans since she moved to L.A. a year ago," remarked ole Creative Director, Chad Richardson. "After her incredible performance at the 6th annual ole pop+urban songcamp, the rest of the ole creative team followed suit and we all wanted to sign her. Her craftsmanship with words is something truly rare and it's made her an in-demand songwriter and top-liner very quickly. I'm excited for Clare and for ole."
"Signing with ole doesn't just like feel a really great business decision," added Reynolds, "it feels like I've been welcomed into a beautiful and very talented family. I'm really excited about our future together."
Reynolds, who was born and raised in the small seaside town of Noosa, on the east coast of Australia, majored in classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane, but felt drawn to a career in pop music, both as an artist and a songwriter. She began writing songs when she graduated in 2003. In 2007, she independently released her debut album, Inside My Head, which met with critical acclaim and produced memorable tracks later heard in a number of television and film productions in the U.S. and Australia, among them, the hit ABC-TV American medical drama series, Private Practice ("Don't Give Up"), the official trailer of the Uma Thurman film, Motherhood ("Take My Breath Away") and the iconic Australian lifesaving program, Bondi Rescue. "Come Back," from that same album, earned Song of the Month plaudits from Songwriter Universe magazine.
With her debut album in hand - and after selling-off all her worldly possessions - Reynolds travelled to the U.S. Here, she spent six months in what she has described as "a journey of self discovery" through California, Arizona and Nevada, settling briefly in cities like Nashville, Chicago and New York as she pursued a dream and gained insight into the American music industry. She returned to Australia but, with the successful, international release of her albums, including her sophomore project Colour My Heart (2011), has since returned to North America and ventured even further afield to Europe, the U.K. and Scandinavia to collaborate with hit songwriters and perform as support for prominent Australian artists like Wendy Matthews and Vanessa Amorosi.
Reynolds now lives in Los Angeles and, in recent months, has been working on projects with Alex Geringas and Rob Knox, with whom she began collaborating at the ole pop+urban songcamp last year, as well as John Reid (Keith Urban, Westlife, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), David Glass (Flo Rida), Drew Lawrence (Christina Perri), Billy Falcon (Bon Jovi) and Eric Paslay (Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen).
This year (2013) will see Reynolds at work on a film project, the theme song for ABC Kids, music for a documentary, more tracks for the pop world and the release of her third album, My Raging Storm.
ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004, and with offices in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of 45 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with the acquisition of MusicBox and Auracle which have operations in NY, Toronto and LA.
ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past six years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse". Other recent notable ole awards include: Academy of Country Music (ACM) 2012 Song of the Year Award for "Crazy Girl" (Liz Rose/Lee Brice); SESAC 2011 Country Performance Activity Award for "Til Summer Comes Around" (Monty Powell/Keith Urban); three BMI 2011 Most Performed Songs Awards for "Fearless" (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift); "Why Wait" (Jimmy Yeary, Tom Shapiro) and "Let Me Down Easy" (Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler); 2011 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" (Steven Lee Olsen, Bruce Wallace); 2011 SOCAN Domestic Television Series Music Award Busytown Mysteries (Peter Coulman, Carl Lenox, David Tedesco); and 2011 SOCAN Award for 100,000 Radio Performances of Lighthouse's "Sunny Days" and "Pretty Lady" (Skip Prokop).
The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $150MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs such as: Timbaland, Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Rami Yacoub, Chris Wallin, Richie MacDonald, Balmur, Keith Follese, Brett Jones, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, CCI and recently, The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 60+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).
ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online client account transparency portal, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to modernizing its client services and to leading-edge IT.
Notable copyrights for ole include: Taylor Swift singles "Fearless," "White Horse," "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn," "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; and "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" by Britney Spears; Pink's "U + Ur Hand"; "Sexyback," "My Love," and "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake; "Say it Right" and "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado; "Start a Band" by Brad Paisley with Keith Urban; "That's How Country Boys Roll" by Billy Currington; "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" by Justin Moore; "It's Gonna Be Me" from *N Sync; "Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; "Legendary Child" by Aerosmith; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Tim McGraw's "Something Like That".
ole owns or represents up to 150,000 production music tracks within its MusicBox libraries. With 10 staff in North America, ole's Production Music division delivers excellent customer service and quality Creative on a leading edge IT platform. Our production music division leverages ole's established Administration, Finance and IT services.
ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.
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