ole and Writers Receive 16 Nominations at 2015 CCMA Awards; Robert Ott Will Receive the 2015 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award


Robert Ott (left) and ole songwriter Gord Bamford
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 27, 2015) -

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ole and ole current songwriters Gord Bamford, George Canyon, Jordan McIntosh, and Lindi Ortega, as well as legacy writers Jeff Coplan and Dean Brody are set for another strong showing at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards after receiving a total of 16 nominations. In addition, ole co-founder, Chairman & CEO Robert Ott will receive the 2015 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award. This CCMA Award of Achievement recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effort in assisting the aims and initiatives of the Canadian country music industry internationally.

ole itself was nominated for the Music Publishing Company of the Year Award, giving it the chance to add to its unprecedented eight wins, the most for an independent company and the longest winning streak for any publisher. ole songwriter Gord Bamford also racked up an impressive six nominations in top categories such as Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Video of the Year, and Record Producer of the Year. He will also compete for the 2015 Fans' Choice Award, with voting open now here.

Other notable nominations for ole songwriters include Lindi Ortega for Roots Artist of the Year, Jordan McIntosh for Rising Star, legacy ole-Roots Three songwriter Jeff Coplan for Record Producer of the Year, and ole-Roots Three legacy songwriter Dean Brody's "Another Man's Gold" for Single of the Year. In addition, three albums featuring songs published by ole - 5:01 by Tim Hicks, Gypsy Road by Dean Brody, and Lifted by Dallas Smith - were nominated for Album of the Year, and ole songwriter George Canyon is nominated for Country Music Program or Special of the Year for Down East Country with George Canyon.

"ole is very pleased to have been recognized by the CCMA once again," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole, "and we congratulate our songwriters, artists and business partners on their nominations."

A full list of nominations for ole and ole-affiliated songwriters, tracks, albums, and more can be found below. The winners will be announced September 13th during a live broadcast of the awards ceremony on CBC-TV. During Canadian Country Music Week leading in to the awards, ole will be continuing its CCMA tradition of bringing the ole bus for Songshop, where its Nashville A&R team will meet with Canadian artists to help them find their next hit single. The 2015 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award will be presented to Ott during a private industry event during the week.

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
ole

FAN'S CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Where a Farm Used to Be" - Gord Bamford
"Another Man's Gold" - Dean Brody

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Where a Farm Used to Be" - Gord Bamford

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford - "Where a Farm Used to Be"

RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Jeff Coplan

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
"Where a Farm Used to Be" - Gord Bamford - directed by Harv Glazer

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
5:01 - Tim Hicks (Jeff Coplan, writer on "Calling all Trucks"; Bruce Wallace, writer on "Dust and Bone" and "My Baby")
Gypsy Road - Dean Brody (Brett Jones, writer on "I Wanna Be a Hillbilly"; Dean Brody, writer of "Sweet Lola")
Lifted - Dallas Smith (Jeremy Stover, writer on "Lifted")

RISING STAR
Jordan McIntosh

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindi Ortega

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Down East Country with George Canyon

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $450M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole's control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. Jingle Punks, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 230,000 tracks in its library.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull, Jeremy Stover, Marty Dodson, and Ian Thornley. ole has ongoing Ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-Bluestone Publishing, ole's venture with global hitmaker Timbaland. ole's legacy catalogs and writers include Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank, and OneWest Bank.

ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.

For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.

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