ole's clear Acquires Brand and Sub-Pub Assets of The Music People

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clear (www.oleclear.com), the new production music division of ole, has acquired the rights to the brand and the sub-publishing book of business of The Music People Ltd., a Canadian production music company. The Music People acquisition brings the rights to over 150,000 music tracks, from nearly 70 different music libraries, to clear.
As a result of the acquisition, Steve Smith of the The Music People will be joining the team at clear, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the production music business as Mgr., Sales. clear hopes to benefit from the existing finance and admin infrastructure of ole’s main company, which has over 30 staff in Toronto, L.A. and Nashville.
Notable music libraries sub-published by The Music People include Adrenalin, Apollo Live, Artful, Atlantic Seven, Focus, Mediatracks, Music House, Parry, Telemusic, and Standard, among others. ole also expects to benefit from the continuation of The Music People’s long-standing relationship and reciprocal licensing agreement with Québec’s Intermède Média, the production music division of Intermède Music.
“We are pleased that the thousands of copyrights we have represented in Canada for many years are being handed over to another independent Canadian company for exploitation within the country,” state John Parry and Chris Stone of The Music People Limited. “We hope that ole will have a success story with this project.”
“clear is pleased to welcome the great legacy that Chris and John built over the past decades,” states ole CEO Robert Ott. “We look forward to providing the same world-class client service to our new sub-published companies that is the hallmark of ole’s mainstream business.”
clear also recently-concluded a major Canadian sub-publishing agreement with the Los Angeles based production music house, MusicBox, which brought 18,000 titles to clear. The clear library also contains thousands of available tracks, in three main clear-owned brands: Nelvana Production Music, Attitude, Cunningham & Lang (Chronic, Killer Edge) and The Masters, a fully-owned library of orchestra material.