9th April 2018
OMiP / News
Further to the announcement of 18 December 2017, One Media iP Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Michael Grade as Non-Executive Director and Ivan Dunleavy as Non-Executive Chairman of the Group. The appointments are part of the Group’s stated ambition to capitalise on the growth of the music sector and to pursue further acquisitions in keeping with its original buy and build strategy. As stated previously, the music industry is being led by growth in the streaming services provided by sites such as Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon, and the advent of devices like the Amazon Echo (Alexa) or Google Home has led to consumers continuing to change their music buying habits and embrace streaming services. The Group believes that this technology-led evolution will ensure that the industry will reap the benefits and enjoy sustained long-term growth. Michael Infante, CEO of One Media, commented: “I am. . .
26 February 18
“We have weathered the worst of the drop imho, as consumers transitioned from downloading to streaming and as predicted by me, it has now reflected in growth. As consumers continue to change their music buying habits, and embrace the streaming services provided by the major streaming sites such as Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon, like the Dodo, no new downloading sites are emerging. Devices like the Amazon Echo (Alexa) or Google’s Home, provide a brand new experience in daily audio consumption and serves to provide another rapid paradigm shift in subscription funded listening. No keyboards, monitors or complicated sign in procedures acting as a barrier to use, these devices completely liberate your music libraries and really integrate them into your surroundings and away from your mobile device, making music once again an amplified sound-sharing exchange, as opposed to a personal headphone experience. Both hardware and ingenious software, empowering voice recognition,. . .
18th December 2017
One Media iP Group Plc is pleased to announce an equity investment totalling £375,000 gross in the Company by Lord Michael Grade and Ivan Dunleavy, and their proposed appointment as Non-executive Directors. Lord Grade said: “I firmly believe the music industry has turned a corner – led by streaming services, which are seen as the basis of future growth by content owners. One Media is a very accomplished business with strong credentials, and we share the management team’s view of the music business’ development. I look forward to working closely with them and using my experience to add value and expedite the scale up of the business.” “Our investment is a gesture of our firm commitment and a demonstration of our belief in One Media’s future prospects,” added Ivan Dunleavy. “We have a long-established relationship with Michael Infante and are impressed with how he has run this company and developed. . .
20th November 2017
One Media iP Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Luther Pendragon Ltd as the Group’s retained financial PR adviser. Luther Pendragon is a London-based communications agency with a 25 year track record of helping clients to tell their stories to the people that matter. Michael Infante, Chairman and Chief Executive of One Media, commented: “This is an exciting time for One Media as the paid music streaming industry is poised for growth and we are well-positioned to benefit from this – both in terms of our music and video catalogues and our TCAT offering. As such, this is the right moment to bring on board Luther Pendragon to raise our profile and communicate our strengths and strategy among existing and new stakeholders as we progress to the next stage of our development. We look forward to working with Harry and his team, and establishing a strong relationship. . .
1st November 2017
One Media iP Group Plc (AIM: OMIP) is pleased to give the following update on Trading ahead of the announcement of full year results for the period ended 31 October 2017, which are expected to be announced in February 2018. The Board is pleased to report that the Group continues to trade in line with both the Directors’ and market expectations and is in line to meet year-end forecasts. Overall the Group retains a strong cash position, is debt free and profitable. Further to the Company’s announcement on the 27 June 2017 the Company can confirm an end to the ‘action’ in which it was involved in the Southern District of Florida Court USA. One Media has settled its involvement for a non-material amount in the case brought by Kemar McGreor. Michael Infante commented, “The year under review highlights the end of the downward trend and demonstrates that streaming becomes. . .
One Media has had a close association with the BPI for over 10 years, the company that runs the Brits. During that time two of our current directors (Michael Infante and Scott Cohen) have both served at separate times on the Main Council which is made of six representatives of UK based independent record companies and the Major Record labels, Sony, Warners and Universal. It is with pleasure that we can announce that Alice Dyson-Jones (One Media’s iP Ltd. Commercial Director) has been elected to serve on main council by the BPI members for the 2017/2018 term. Commenting on the news Alice Dyson-Jones said “Having been voted on to the BPI Council, I appreciate the challenges ahead and look forward to addressing the issues of the ‘Value Gap’ that the industry faces together with representing the views of my indie colleagues to ensure growth in our sector.” Michael Infante CEO. . .
One Media iP Group Plc (AIM: OMIP), a digital media content provider that exploits intellectual property rights around music and video, is pleased to announce its half year results for the period ended 30 April 2017. Highlights: · Turnover of £1,147,131 (2016: £1,055,693); (+ 8.7%) · Profit before tax of £148,781 (2016: £118,721); (+25.3%) · EBITDA of £264,935 (2016: £224,143); (+18.2%) · Cash balances of £228,628 at 30 April 2017 (£335,664 at 31 October 2016). Michael Infante, Chairman and CEO, commented: “I am pleased to report a steadying of the ship and early indications that we are beginning to see our repositioned business model starting to benefit from the effect of ‘digital audio streaming’ gaining traction over ‘digital audio downloads’. I have previously explained the seismic shift in our audio monetisation model and its consequential degradation on our revenues over the last. . .
Ricky Valance sings “Welcome Home” to the RAF Ricky Valance was the First Welsh National to have a UK Number One chart hit. He dedicates his last recording before retirement to The Royal Air Force where he started his working life in service of his country. Ricky’s performance of ‘Welcome Home’ is dedicated to the men & women of all nations who have served and are serving with the RAF. Often forgotten in recent times, the RAF operates ‘sorties’ day and night in defence of the UK and its allies. Watch the video here https://youtu.be/nN-JRclmQcM Donations can be made directly to the charity via Ricky’s My Donate page www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rickyvalance1 – Two RAF charities are to benefit, the RAF Association, which provides welfare support to the RAF family, from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran and The Royal Air Force Museum in North West London, which will be celebrating 100 Years of. . .
1st February 2017
One Media is pleased to announce that it has registered Men & Motors as a limited company owned 100% by the Group. Until now Men & Motors has been a division of One Media iP Ltd. The creation of the subsidiary is in anticipation of escalating the Men & Motors brand. It will remain a dormant company within the Group until the Group announces trading activity. Commenting, Michael Infante Chairman and CEO said, “We have invested a further £25,000 recently in creating and revamping the brand to create a new TV format and film trailer and are actively seeking broadcast and merchandising partners for this classic brand. We have circa 70,000 subscribers to the Men & Motors ‘YouTube’ site and are receiving approximately 500,000 views weekly. Men & Motors will not go head to head with Top Gear or The Grand Tour, it is an entirely new format targeted at. . .
One Media iP Group Plc is pleased to announce that it has renewed the exclusive rights to the MD Production music catalogue. The MD catalogue comprises over 1,000 original recordings from the 1960s to the 1980s. With performances from artists such as Don Fardon, The Cockerel Chorus, Dando Shaft, Gill Scott-Heron, Greyhound, Roy Harper, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Kenny and Python Lee Jackson to name just a few. The tracks have been marketed exclusively by One Media since 2007 on a royalty-sharing basis. MD Productions has been a long-term music provider and has received three advances and on-going royalties from One Media throughout the term. One Media is pleased to report that it has always fully recouped its advances throughout the relationship. MD Productions is headed by Miki Dallon a well-known songwriter and record producer from the 60s and 70s who also had his own performing career from the. . .
5th December 2016
Point Classic, our classical music library of over 4000 classical recordings is much more than just a record collection, it is also a very proactive sales tool for which we will shortly be launching a new dedicated website. The library is used daily by music supervisors, who take advantage of our intuitive search tools and competitive pricing schedules. âOur music is registered with the Library of Congress in the USA and clearance for synchronization usage is usually immediate. Success for the Point Classics content has been increasing and our music has been used in many acclaimed tv shows and films worldwide. Recent placements include great shows such as: Gilmore Girls | Gotham |Westworld | Odd Mom Out | Melody 1963 | The Loner | American Gothic | Year by the Sea | Major Crimes | Minions | Orange is the New Black | The Fosters | Hannibal | The Comedians. . .
28th October 2016
Our bestest friend Dave Cash died a week ago, aged 74. Dave was the voice behind all of One Media’s corporate videos. He spent hundreds of hours with us making the Dave Cash Collection, a selection of music (the largest choice ever by a British DJ) for digital distribution. Dave became a great mate to us and when he married Sara we knew he had found real happiness. Our heart felt sympathies go to Sara and Mr Beesley. Dave needs no introduction or farewell from us and in his immortal words “he will be back after this short break”, “Groovy Baby”. We will really miss him, but his voice will live on… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piyTVBiS1KM
16th September 2016
One Media iP with its newly formatted Men and Motors show, will be attending MipCom in Cannes, France 16th October to the 20th October. MIPCOM is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Every October, the industry’s major players converge in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships. The Sales Pitch for the New M&M Show Men & Motors, the seminal TV show will be celebrating its 21st birthday next year. The show that launched the career of Richard Hammond is back with a brand new TV show and format. 2017 will see this iconic brand launch a youth orientated entertainment show with cars, games, gadgets and music targeted at an audience aged 18 to 34. From the Director of “Big Brother”, “Love Island” and “I’m a Celeb…”. . .
17th August 2016
The 22-minute pilot is being edited at Pinewood Studio. Filming for the pilot has taken place over the summer at well-known British locations with an exciting climax filmed at Brand Hatch. The show is hosted by Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and Mercedes’s corporate and CNBS’s FI presenter Torie Campbell. The format of the new show is targeted at ‘late teens to thirty cools’. The new format, which will be a first for a motoring show, features music, in-car technology, car tests, a dating game, a destruction game, teen sport challenges, virtual car reality and high-octane fun. The supporting presenters feature Bloxed Beats, a ‘beat box’ singing combo, a well-known film stunt driver and our very own Phd physicist for the technical analysis on in car development and virtual gaming challenges. The show will not go head-to-head with current motoring shows but will create a new motoring entertainment genre. Directed by Danny. . .
HiBrow Productions was founded in 2008 by the London based Scottish film director Don Boyd, who gathered a wide and eclectic range of prestigious professionals from the international arts industries, the HiBrow ‘Curators’ whose remit was to create high quality arts content exclusively for its website www.hibrow.tv. The company’s experienced film-making teams have produced over 200 hours of original High Definition digital video content featuring numerous internationally acclaimed artists such as Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow, Brian Cox, Gary Kemp, Mike Leigh, Danny Boyle, Boris Johnson, Darcy Bussell, Phil Davies, Sebastian Foulkes, John Le Carre, Philip Pullman, Rupert Everett to name just a few with content spanning genres and specialties from across the arts spectrum, authors, actors, dancers choreographers, conductors, musicians, directors and designers all feature in this best of breed collection. It has enjoyed successful associations and partnerships with several major institutions including the BBC and Sky Arts. In November. . .
Michael Infante, Chairman and CEO, commented: “The half year point is a barometer for companies for the climate ahead. Our long-term view is that of a continued repositioning of the Group’s content in the changing digital marketplace and one of fresh initiatives that bring new areas of monetisation to the Company. Our year-end report of 31st October 2015 detailed our repositioning program as we weather the shift in the digital stores (eg. iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Deezer) changing pattern of exploitation and monetisation of music, from the downloading model to that of streaming. In addition, we manage the digital stores changes in content and genres in which many of them wish to specialise. Six months on, I believe that the seismic change will most affect us this year and into the beginning of the next year. What market intelligence does tell us is that ourcore business (like the rest of the. . .
31st May 2016
The team will join 6,150 participants and 1,236 exhibiting companies from 75 countries, building and expanding their international network. One Media’s Chairman Michael Infante commented “Midem gives us the opportunity to stay on top of the industry trends and ensure our vision is always one step ahead as we dig deeper into subjects that are at the core of our industry. As the industry continues to exeprience change, we must continue to operate the best practices in the fields of music, technology, creativity and innovation. We pride ourselves as being one step ahead of the curve and Midem is a great opoprtunity to meet other influential and bright leaders in music, brands and technology.” To arrange a meeting with one of the One Media iP team attending the conference please email: Michael Infante – CEO & Chairman – firstname.lastname@example.org Roman Poplawski – Director Business Affairs – email@example.com Alice Dyson-Jones –. . .