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(L-R) Gilles Godard (VP, Corporate Affairs and Development, ole), Composer Jeppe Riddervold, and Michael O'Neill (CEO, BMI) (Photo: Business Wire)
TORONTO, ON (May 16, 2016) – ole composer Jeppe Riddervold was honored at the 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards with a BMI Cable Television Music award. The annual event was held on May 11th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
The recognition was for Riddervold’s work composing the theme song, “The Weekend Whip,” for the LEGO-inspired animation series, “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu.” Two composers, Jay Vincent and Michael Kramer, were chosen by Riddervold as collaborators on the series’ underscore and were also recognized with a BMI Cable Television Music award. ole represents the publishing interest for all three award recipients for this particular series.
“We would like to congratulate Jeppe for this prestigious award,” says Gilles Godard Vice President Corporate Affairs and Development for ole. “Music is a powerful element in animation, and LEGO’s ‘Ninjago’ franchise is viewed daily by children of all over the world. We at ole are proud to represent Jeppe, as we continue to create new international opportunities for our talented roster of writers and artists.”
ole, signed a worldwide co-publishing and futures deal in 2015 with Riddervold, who is founder of the Danish film and TV music company Jamerica LLC. Under the agreement, ole is also the exclusive administrator of Jamerica and Riddervold's digital A/V rights.
As Music Director for “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” Riddervold also earned an International Animated Film Society Annie award nomination for best music in an animated TV series in 2015. In addition to “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” Jamerica and Riddervold have been involved with several other LEGO TV series, including “LEGO Elves,” “LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles,” “LEGO: Droid Tales” and “LEGO: Lord of the Rings.”
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