TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Canadian independent music publisher ole has finalized an exclusive worldwide deal with Nashville-based Parallel Music Publishing for its entire catalog of more than 6,500 songs.
The deal will see ole adding six active songwriters to its roster, as well as a series of singles expected to hit the charts in 2019. In addition, Parallel Co-Founder and Managing Partner Tim Hunze, will join ole in the role of Senior Director of Creative. He will be based out of ole’s Nashville office.
Commenting on the deal, Ole’s Vice President of Creative John Ozier, said: “This acquisition checks so many boxes for us. Parallel has a great roster of writers and artists; the staff is incredibly well-respected and knowledgeable, and the momentum built by Tim Hunze and his team continues to grow. We’re proud to have them as part of the ole family now.”
Tim Hunze added: “I am so fired up to join John and his team. I think joining forces will create some amazing momentum for all our writers and artists. Watch out Music Row, ole is coming in hot.”
ole was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Nashville, New York, London and Los Angeles. Its music publishing division consists of more than 55,000 songs by over 400 songwriters, as well as 60,000 hours of film and television music.
The Parallel catalog currently includes a host of No.1 hits such as The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two,” Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It,” Justin Moore’s “Till My Last Day,” and Michael Ray’s “Kiss You In the Morning,” among others.