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AMRA Signs Multi-Territorial Digital Licensing Deal with OLE

Today is a rather monumental day for global digital collections society — AMRA — as it unveils a deal with ole, one of Canada’s fastest growing music publishers. According to this agreement, AMRA will license the performing and mechanical rights in certain ole catalogs to digital music services on a multi-territorial basis outside North America.  

Moving forward, ole and AMRA will now collaborate on licensing and data acuity in the digital space leveraging their respective proprietary technology platforms. This will include ole benefiting from AMRA’s unique global digital music licensing model that was launched in April 2015.

This arrangement highlights a major milestone for AMRA as ole marks the very first rights management company the digital collections society has inked a deal with, opening the doors to future B2B engagements.

AMRA CEO Tomas Ericcson expressed, “We are thrilled to have ole partnering with AMRA. ole is one of the most innovative music companies out there with a very strong client roster that will now be able to benefit from AMRA’s new centralized collections model. ole is a technology-driven company that matches our values on transparency, accuracy and speed of accounting and we look forward to working with Robert and his team in the coming years.”

Ole Senior Vice President Chris Giansante shared, “ole is pleased to be working with AMRA’s strong platform for the benefit of our clients in the international digital space. Working alongside Tomas and his team, we’re confident that ole’s global collections will increase, benefitting our stakeholders in 2017 and beyond.”

For the full details surrounding this groundbreaking deal give Music Ally’s coverage a read: AMRA SIGNS OLE PARTNERSHIP AND TALKS JAPAN, PROS DISRUPTION


More on AMRA: AMRA is the first of its kind — a global digital music collection society. AMRA takes a global, direct approach to digital licensing, collection and administration, all driven by Kobalt’s advanced rights management platform, KORE™.

More on ole: ole is one of Canada’s fastest growing music publishers. The ole catalog includes over 55,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole’s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland.

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