Imagem Production Music Sold to Ole, Rebrands as Cavendish Music

Group Survey Interview 2015
Getty Images


The U.K.'s largest independent library music company Imagem Production Music is to rebrand as Cavendish Music after being acquired by Canadian music publisher Ole. The London-based business has its origins in the Boosey & Hawkes Recorded Music Library company -- founded in 1937 -- and has a combined catalogue of over 240,000 tracks, including a comprehensive library of orchestral, promo, jazz, rock, EDM and genre music written for TV, radio and film.

Cavendish Music was established 30 years later in 1967 -- also by classical music publishers Boosey & Hawkes -- as a freestanding production music company. Boosey & Hawkes became part of the Imagem Group in 2008. In addition to its vast catalog of production music, Imagem also provides U.K. representation to a range of international production-music catalogs, including 5 Alarm, Sonoton, Sonic Quiverand 1Revolution Music.

The rebranding is effective immediately and follows Cavendish Music's acquisition by Ole in December 2015. According to a press release, Cavendish will continue to operate as an independent entity under the Ole umbrella.

Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Signs Jack Antonoff; Warner/Chappell Appoints New Promotions VP

"Cavendish is a renowned brand that has always operated and moved ahead of the times, whilst remaining fiercely independent throughout," said Cavendish Music's general manager Gareth Owen in a statement.

"The Cavendish name signifies quality and service and we wanted to make a renewed commitment to our clients that we will continue to bring them the best in service and repertoire. It's incredibly exciting to have a chance to evolve and grow Cavendish in new and innovative ways," Owen went on to say.


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.