New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, and Indaba Music
have announced the winners of their joint cover-song contest in honor of legendary rock band Rush's 40th anniversary.
Matthieu Romarin of Montpelier, France, was named the Grand Prize Winner for his moody, electronic take on Rush's "Limelight." He will receive a $5,000 prize, two tickets and two meet-and-greet passes to Rush's final R40 concert in Los Angeles on August 1, a meeting with an ole creative representative, a limited edition Rush Fender Squier bass guitar, and a lyric-video feature for his cover song on ole's YouTube channel. Jacob Moon of Hamilton, ON, Canada, took second place, winning $3,000 and a Rush prize pack, and Kenny Schick of Boulder Creek, CA, finished third, winning $1,000 and a Rush prize pack.
"Matthieu, Jacob, and Kenny's tracks embody the spirit of innovation and originality that characterizes Rush," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "ole is proud to bring Rush's music to a new generation of fans as they celebrate 40 years of great songs."
"Our community of musicians rose to the challenge and created amazing reinterpretations of Rush's classic tracks," said JJ Rosen, CEO of Indaba Music. "The Top 3 all brought new life to an iconic catalog, maintaining the soul of the original versions while making them distinctly their own."
"It's been great fun listening to the Indaba community's take on Rush's songs," said Rush A&R Rep Andy Curran. "These musicians have created some truly original takes on songs that the band has been playing for decades. We're looking forward to meeting Matthieu in Los Angeles."
For more information or to listen to the winning tracks, visit https://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/rush-40th-anniversary-cover-competition/winners.
ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $400M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 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. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures
Entertainment, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. Jingle Punks, the Production Music
division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 230,000 tracks in its library.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett
Jones, Dave Turnbull, Jeremy Stover, and Marty Dodson. ole has ongoing Ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots
Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-bluestone Publishing, ole's venture with global hitmaker Timbaland.
ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National
Bank, and OneWest Bank.
ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.
For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.
About Indaba Music:
is a technology platform and marketing services company home to a community of over 1,100,000 musicians worldwide, from emerging artists to Grammy Award winners. Indaba Music
provides musicians with opportunities ranging from remix competitions to licensing placements to brand marketing programs.
client campaigns have featured artists and brands including Daft Punk, Christina
Aguilera, Red Bull, Snoop Dogg, Sony Electronics, Peter
Gabriel, Linkin Park, Yo-Yo Ma, Microsoft, Paul Simon, Converse, Foster The People, Bacardi, and Usher.