ole Signs Prolific Crossover Songwriter Frank Myers to Worldwide Administration Deal
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2012) -
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ole has signed singer, songwriter and producer Frank Myers, one of the most prolific writers in both country and pop on Music Row, to a worldwide administration deal with step-up to co-pub. The arrangement encompasses existing works under his Meleva Music catalog and Futures.
The single "Piece of Me," which is featured on the ARIA 2012 Country Album of the Year-nominated, Two Worlds Collide, by Australian country music trio, The McClymonts, is included in the deal. The catalog also includes multiple cuts on upcoming projects for various artists.
ole previously acquired a catalog from Frank Myers, which included Lonestar's #1 hit single "I'm Already There," BMI's 2002 Country Song of the Year, which remained at the top of the country chart for seven weeks, went to #2 on the AC chart and earned Myers the title of Country Songwriter of the Year (with writing partner Gary Baker) from American Songwriter Magazine.
Myers' 10 #1 hits also include the Grammy Award-winning crossover smash "I Swear," recorded by both John Michael Montgomery and All-4-One, which also earned Single and Song of the Year honors at the ACM Awards and was Billboard's #1 song of 1994; "My Front Porch Looking In" and "I'm Already There" by Lonestar; "You and I" by Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle, a #1 country hit, which also reached the upper echelons of the AC and pop charts; Alabama's "Once Upon A Lifetime;" Eddy Raven's "I Got Mexico" and "Bayou Boys" and, most recently, Chris Young's 2011 chart-topper, "Tomorrow." Myers has also had 20 Top 10 hits.
A Dayton, Ohio-native, Myers is the son of champion fiddle player and singer Melvin "Pee Wee" Myers. He first started performing at the age of 11, winning a local talent contest and opening for a number of the artists that appeared at Dayton's Hara Arena. By the age of 14, he had guest-starred on the Porter Wagoner TV show and begun working in a band with his brother, Melvin Jr. Myers made the move to Nashville in 1981, where he first hooked up with recording artist Eddy Raven as band leader, road manager and lead guitarist. He began to write, co-produce and play on sessions during a nine-year period of collaboration that proved fruitful for both Raven and Myers, producing two #1 songs, five #2s and three Top 10s.
ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004, and with offices in Toronto, Nashville 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 $145MM 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 6o+ 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 (i)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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