ole has acquired the music publishing catalog of Nashville-based Better Angels Music Publishing Group. The catalog includes more than 2,000 unexploited songs, as well as more than 100 commercially-released songs, and several master recordings.
Notable copyrights acquired through the deal include several cuts from the debut album from Thompson Square, along with songs from artists Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Kip Moore, among others. Active songwriters moving to ole include Josh Thompson, Matthew Rogers and Brian Callihan.
Better Angels Music current General Manager, Gary Ray, will assist ole in integrating and further exploiting the catalog. Shellien Kinsey, who had previously held various positions at Better Angels, has joined ole as Office Coordinator at the company’s Nashville office.
“The purchase of Better Angels Music reiterates ole’s commitment to Music Row and Nashville’s songwriting community,” says ole GM, Nashville Creative, John Ozier. “Our Creative staff looks forward to adding value to both the catalog and the writers of Better Angels Music.”
“We’ve been speaking with ole for over a year and I couldn’t be more pleased that we’ve finally circled the wagons on a win/win deal for ole and Better Angels,” adds Better Angels CEO John McDonald. “I’m excited to be in business with such a successful and forward-thinking company.”
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