The Stars Shine Bright at ole’s Listening Session


(L-R) Robert Ott (ole), mega-producer Timbaland (ole songwriter), Eric Baptiste (SOCAN), Jeff King (Corus Ent.), Melody Johnson, Charles Johnson (Suntrust), and Gilles Godard (ole)
Seasons change in a very good way at ole, with quarterly Listening Sessions that bring the company together with its wide network of musical friends to celebrate the success of the previous months as well as the highlights of what’s in the pipeline for the future.

The June 2015 Listening Session was our biggest ever, with our new Jingle Punks office in New York joining in with Toronto, Nashville, and Los Angeles for the live streaming presentation that included a live performance by new Warner Music Canada artist and ole/Jackoby Music songwriter Meghan Patrick, the premier of Haley Reinhart’s new song “Better,” as well as a highlight video reel that displayed significant milestones and sync licensing placements such as the Chase Bank commercial using Reinhart’s “Show Me Your Moves” and “Go In Peace” from ole legacy songwriter Liz Rose’s catalog used on The Vampire Diaries. The video also showcased recent acquisitions and signings like the Mark-Cain catalog, Jordan Davis, and April Geesbreght.

The ole “Blast Into Summer Party” followed in Toronto, held on the picturesque outdoor patio of the Deq Terrace and Lounge at Toronto’s Ritz Carlton Hotel, a stone’s throw from the ole offices and the site of many post-Listening Session soirées.

ole’s quarterly Listening Session brings our community together and reminds us that songs and music are the foundation of everything we are,” said Robert Ott, CEO & Chairman of ole. “Once again it was a tour de force musical journey and forum to interact with our songwriters, artists and business associates.”

(L-R) Jim Cressman (Invictus Entertainment/​Bankable Star Publishing), Robert Ott (ole), and Gilles Godard (ole)
(L-R) James Leach (SESAC), Tony De La Rosa, David Schacter (UBS Financial), and David Weitzman (ole)
(L-R) Robert Ott (ole) with Canadian rock legend Carl Dixon.
(L-R) Jesse Korwin (Jingle Punks), Jared Gutstadt (Jingle Punks), Robert Ott (ole), Dan Demole (Jingle Punks), Ed Killin (ole), Lou Ragagnin (ole), and Brian Wahlund (Jingle Punks)
(L-R) Eric Baptiste (SOCAN), Denis Dinsmore (ole), and Jeff King (Corus Ent.)
(L-R) David Weitzman (ole), Haley Reinhart (ole songwriter), Jennifer Essiembre (ole), Lauren Carter (ole), and musician Brandon Brown
(L-R) Jelly Roll (ole songwriter), Jesse Rice (ole songwriter), Jason Massey (ole songwriter), John Ozier (ole), Julie Moe (ole), Jordan Davis (ole songwriter), Shellien Kinsey (ole), and J.R. Moore (ole songwriter)
(L-R) David Ross (Reviver Records), Randall Foster (ole), and Brad Peterson (5/3 Bank)