Publishing deal with Ian Levine
10 September 2021
One Media iP Group Plc
("One Media" or the "Company")
Further re Publishing deal with Ian Levine
Composition Publishing Catalogue of over 120 tracks
One Media iP Group Plc (AIM: OMIP), the digital music rights acquirer, publisher and distributor, is pleased to announce that further to the announcements of 18 January 2021 and 7 June 2021, for a modest consideration it has exclusively signed a further deal on the composition rights to the music composed and produced by Ian Levine including a new recording deal Levine has made with multimillion selling artist Evelyn Thomas.
Evelyn Thomas has recorded many Levine productions over the years including the number one hit 'High Energy' charting in the UK in 1984. Evelyn Thomas and Ian Levine are again collaborating on three new recordings. "Pounding the Street", "Isolation" and "One Less Angel" are all due to be released before Christmas.2021. This is the first time Levine and Thomas have collaborated on music together in 33 years. One Media represents both Levine and Thomas on the publishing to the new tracks.
Announced on 18 January 2021, One Media acquired the producer royalties of the hits 'A Million Love Songs', 'Could It Be Magic' and 'I Found Heaven', all from Take That's 1992 debut studio album, Take That & Party, which has been certified two-times platinum in the UK. One Media acquired the producer rights to Take That from producer Ian Levine. Levine a prolific writer and producer in the Motor City and Northern Soul genre having recorded over 2,300 songs in his career spanning 50 years. The Company already has control of the master recordings to Levine's recording catalogue and markets them to over 600 digital stores globally.
The agreement sees One Media exclusively representing the collection and administration of Levine's publishing income to over 120 musical copyrights from a variety of artists for life of copyright.
Other artists from within the catalogue of over 120 tracks performing in the Levine Northern Soul publishing catalogue are: Candi Staton, Sidney Barnes, Jimmy James, The Four Vandals, Angelo Starr, The Flirtations, Tammi Lavette, Jay Harvey, Tahira Jumah, and Lorraine Silver all Northern Soul legends in their own right,
The acquisition is in line with management's expectations and the Company's business plan.
Michael Infante, CEO of One Media iP said: "Ian continues to push the boundaries of Northern Soul and High NrG and to see him and Evelyn Thomas back in the studio is like seeing Weller get back with the Jam in Northern Soul circles. Evelyn Thomas has such style and the new tracks will no doubt be dance floor fillers in the Northern Soul world. Whilst One Media is not a promoter of new music, being given the opportunity to pick up this back catalogue and to have an interest moving forward from the Levine camp of publishing is right in our sweet spot."
The person who arranged the release of this information is Michael Infante, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
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One Media is a digital music rights acquirer, publisher and distributor. The Group specialises in purchasing and monetising intellectual property rights with proven, repeat income streams. One Media adds value to its content by maximising its availability in over 600 digital stores globally, including Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon and Spotify.
One Media's music is also widely used for synchronisation in film and TV whilst its video content is primarily viewed on YouTube where One Media operates over 20 YouTube channels as a certified partner. Additionally its www.tcat.media copyright infringement and digital music audit tool software TCAT, is used daily with major record labels and the world leading digital international distributor. Men & Motors its branded car channel is now available via its web site www.menandmotors.com and YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UCNLiybn_9jgQaV0NZlSRwCg
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