Jessica Nicholson • November 21, 2018
Pictured (L-R): Attorney Daniel Novick; ole Senior VP of Finance & Administration Chris Giansante; ole CEO Helen Murphy; Paul Cardall; Tina Cardall; ole VP of Creative John Ozier; ole’s VP of Corporate Affairs & Business Development Gilles Godard
Nashville-based pianist and composer Paul Cardall has signed an exclusive worldwide recording and publishing agreement with ole. Additionally, ole has acquired Cardall’s catalog, including master recordings from all 22 of Cardall’s previous albums, master recordings of 12 additional albums from Cardall’s label Stone Angel Music, as well as Cardall’s publishing and writer’s share on all compositions.
To date, Cardall has earned six consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard New Age Albums chart. On Nov. 2, his holiday album Christmas debuted atop the New Age Albums chart. The project includes 13 piano-based holiday classics such as “Silent Night” and “O Holy Night,” as well as vocal collaborations with artists including CeCe Winans. Cardall will perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 28.
“Even though Paul is a world class pianist, a gifted composer, and one of America’s most successful independent artists, Paul is also a brilliant business man who has surrounded himself with an incredible team to win. All of us at ole are proud and privileged to have the opportunity to work with Paul and take his incredible success story to the next level,” commented Gilles Godard, ole’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Business Development.
“Paul is a true musical virtuoso and we’re very pleased that ole is the new home for his incredible body of work, as well as for the works of other talented artists signed to his Stone Angel Music label,” added Helen Murphy, ole’s Chief Executive Officer.
“As an independent artist who has been blessed with a level of success, I had to learn strong principles and discipline inherent in my craft. Those same principles make up the core values of ole. It is in spirit of those principles, as well as a spirit of innovation, community, integrity, and a strong relationship with fans, that I join forces with ole to light the world with music. Whether we’re creating a ground breaking piano album, songwriting, producing or scoring films, my recordings and the existing Stone Angel Music catalogue, together with ole’s talented team of creatives, will continue to serve as a blessed resource for millions of people who use it as a tool to create an atmosphere of peace,” said Cardall.