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Imagem Production Music Sold to Ole, Rebrands as Cavendish Music

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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.

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"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.

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