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ole and Cookie Jar Entertainment Seal Co-ownership and Worldwide Administration Pact


July 20, 2009 – Toronto: ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, has struck a music publishing co-ownership and worldwide administration deal with Cookie Jar Entertainment for their growing music catalogue. This agreement includes Cookie Jar’s massive collection of properties including “The Doodlebops,” “Caillou,” “Busytown Mysteries,” “Magi-Nation,” “Arthur” and “Metajets”. Under the deal, ole, which has offices in Toronto, […]

July 20, 2009 - Torontoole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, has struck a music publishing co-ownership and worldwide administration deal with Cookie Jar Entertainment for their growing music catalogue. This agreement includes Cookie Jar's massive collection of properties including "The Doodlebops," "Caillou," "Busytown Mysteries," "Magi-Nation," "Arthur" and "Metajets".

Under the deal, ole, which has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles and Nashville, will cultivate Cookie Jar's music publishing properties worldwide. The deal adds to ole's dominance as the premier publisher and administrator of children's television music. 

Says ole CEO & Chairman, Robert Ott: "We're very pleased to have been chosen by Cookie Jar to manage their music publishing properties. Cookie Jar has rapidly become one of the best content producers in the world, and their commitment to great creative and quality work matches our own. We look forward to adding value to it."

"ole is one of the world's leading music administrators and publishers," said Michael Hirsh, Cookie Jar Group CEO. "They are the ideal partner to oversee Cookie Jar's diverse catalogue."

about ole

ole is one of the world's largest independent, full-service music publishers, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles. ole boasts a team of 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration.

The ole catalog includes over forty thousand songs and thirty thousand hours of TV music across all genres.

Notable ole awards include Canadian Country Music Association Publisher of the Year honours for 2007 & 2008;   2008 ASCAP "Most Performed Song" Award for Josh Turner's, "Me and God"; SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for "Franklin" and Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for "6Teen; and SESAC Awards in 2008 for Recurrent Country Performance Activity Award for "Teardrops on My Guitar" and Country Performance Activity Award for "Picture to Burn", both co-written by ole's Liz Rose and performed by Taylor Swift.

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 film and television producers.  ole's owned and controlled catalogue in children's television is one of the world's largest.

Staff songwriters and composers include: Jack Lenz, Gerald O'Brien, Mark J. Feist, JC Smith, Rupert Gayle, Tebey, Gilles Godard, Rebecca Everett, Mladen, Willie Mack, Kelly Archer, and Roger Springer. ole also administers for songwriters David Kopatz and Dr. Alex Tsisserev of Mad Love Music.

ole co-ventures include Last Gang Publishing, representing artists Mother Mother, O'Luge, Rides Again, Let's Go To War, Panurge, Murray Yates (Forty Foot Echo), and Steven Dall. Nashville-based co-venture Roots Three Music includes songwriters Chris Thorsteinson, Murray Pulver and Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker, Bruce Wallace, Steven Lee Olsen, Denny Carr, and Kaci Bolls. ole's urban co-venture with Tanjola (formerly ib Entertainment) has brought Dru, Alonzo, Haydain Neale, Alex Greggs and Shiloh to the roster.

Notable copyrights for ole include the Taylor Swift singles "White Horse", "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn" and the iTunes No. 1 Selling Country Song of 2007 "Teardrops On My Guitar", Kelly Clarkson's Billboard #1 single "Miss Independent", "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim, "Cause A Scene" by Teairra Mari featuring Flo Rida, "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles, Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday" (2005 Billboard Country Song of the Year), "Shoes" by Shania Twain (from the album Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives), Sean Paul's "Change the Game", Trace Adkins' "High", "Long Black Train" by Josh Turner, and "It Was Me" by George Strait. Recent ole cuts include "I'm Already There" by Westlife, "After Tonight" by Justin Nozuka, "Once In A While" by Akon, Kristy Lee Cook's "15 Minutes Of Shame", "Another Pot O' Tea" by Anne Murray/Emmylou Harris, "You Got Me Runnin" performed by Doman + Gooding and written by Dru and Rupert Gayle, "Streetlights" performed by Kevin Borg and written by Steven Lee Olsen, "Lies" performed by Martin McBride and written by Gerald O'Brien, "Goodbye, You Suck" by Shiloh and five songs on the latest Road Hammers album, Road Hammers II.

About Cookie Jar Entertainment 

The Cookie Jar Group is a Canadian-based, global children's entertainment, consumer products and education company dedicated to excellence.  Through Cookie Jar Entertainment, the company is a leader in the creation, production, marketing and licensing of evergreen character brands that appeal to kids and families worldwide.  Cookie Jar Entertainment's library of nearly 6,000 half-hour episodes features some of the world's most recognizable brands, including "Caillou," "The Doodlebops," "Arthur" and "Magi-Nation". Through its pan-European subsidiary, the full-service licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, Cookie Jar represents numerous third-party iconic brands. Cookie Jar Group also has a one-third interest in international children's television channel Kidsco. Cookie Jar Education, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of North America's largest providers of supplemental education materials, reaching nearly 2,000 teachers across the United States, through the Carson-Dellosa and HighReach Learning brands.  


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