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From L-R: ole’s Tyler Hurst and Ryan Eng, Dan Hill, ole’s Paul McGuire and James Webster
TORONTO, ON – Today, August 14, ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, is pleased to announce that it has concluded the acquisition of the publishing and writer’s share of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Hill including his worldwide hit, “Sometimes When We Touch”, originally recorded by Hill and covered by numerous artists including: Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Donny Osmond, Bonnie Tyler, Barry Manilow, and World Champion Boxer, Manny Pacquiao. ole previously acquired the master recordings for Dan Hill’s first four albums which included “Sometimes When We Touch” in December 2017. The deal also includes Hill’s songs recorded by other artists such as “Seduces Me” by Celine Dion and “I Do (Cherish You)” by 98 Degrees, in addition to all unexploited works including those stored with the Canadian Archives.
“ole is privileged to work with Dan Hill and his important song legacy including the iconic “Sometimes When We Touch,” said ole’s CEO, Robert Ott. “We will work to bring Dan’s songs to an even wider audience.”
“I'm thrilled and honored to have ole own and represent my songs. I’m extremely fortunate,” commented Dan Hill.
Dan Hill is a celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter having won five Juno Awards, the Harold Moon Award (Canadian Lifetime Songwriting Achievement Award), and a Grammy Award for his co-production credits on Celine Dion’s ‘Falling Into You’ album. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for “Sometimes When We Touch”. Hill has had his songs recorded by many artists spanning multiple musical genres including: Celine Dion, Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, The Backstreet Boys, Michael Bolton, and Alan Jackson, to name only a few.
Originally released as a single from the album ‘Longer Fuse’ in 1977, “Sometimes When We Touch” is now closing in on 5 million spins in the US alone. Dan Hill wrote the lyrics and was assisted in the music by Barry Mann. It was Hill’s biggest hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the RPM Singles Chart, and led to appearances on The Merv Griffin and The Mike Douglas Shows.
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