ole's Successful 'red dot' Artist Development Program Signs 'on the spot' Winner Katia Zuccarelli


Katia Zuccarelli signs her ole red dot development deal after the inaugural 'on the spot' competition. Left to right: ole Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Goddard, ole songwriter and 'on the spot' judge April Geesbreght, ole Chairman & CEO Robert Ott, Katia Zuccarelli, General Manager, ole Nashville Creative John Ozier, ole Creative Director Ben Strain, and ole Creative Manager Emily Mueller.
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2015) -

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ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, and its successful red dot artist development program, which has led to major-label deals for ole songwriters Josh Dorr and Charlie Worsham, has signed Katia Zuccarelli after she was named the winner of ole's inaugural on the spot competition during CCMA Country Music Week. Zuccarelli received glowing critiques from the event's panel of expert judges and winning a deal with red dot worth up to $40,000 that includes music publishing, EP recording production, YouTube audio-visual management, and support from ole's world-class creative staff.

red dot brings together ole's broad infrastructure in support of talented developing artists, providing instant exposure and opportunities in a business where the development process often takes years. on the spot is a new addition to this initiative that enhances ole's already formidable cross-border capabilities in Canada and the U.S. In addition to Dorr and Worsham, the program is also developing artists such as Sam Grow, Haley Reinhart, Jordan Davis, and more.

"Katia is a promising songwriter and performer, and we at ole are looking forward to developing her to her full potential as part of red dot," said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. "With eight straight CCMA Awards for Music Publishing Company of the Year, ole has the international clout to help developing artists break through on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. red dot is already responsible for building the careers of some of the biggest names in country music, growing their fanbases, providing widespread exposure for their songs, and charting the course to major-label deals. We look forward to continuing that tradition."

on the spot was held on Saturday, September 12, at The Dome in Halifax, NS, featuring live performances from eight contestants who were selected. Entrants were required to submit two YouTube videos to the official on the spot website for consideration, one in which they performed an original song and another in which they played a cover song from the ole catalog.

In addition, ole and ole current songwriters Gord Bamford, George Canyon, Jordan McIntosh, and Lindi Ortega as well as legacy writers Jeff Coplan and Dean Brody earned 16 nominations at this year's CCMA Awards. ole itself will compete for its ninth straight Music Publishing Company of the Year Award, which would be the longest streak for any publisher, major or independent. ole Chairman and CEO Robert Ott will also receive the 2015 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effort in assisting the aims and initiatives of the Canadian country music industry internationally.

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 50,000 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 400,000 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.

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Katia Zuccarelli signs her ole red dot development deal after the inaugural 'on the spot' competition. Left to right: ole Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Goddard, ole songwriter and 'on the spot' judge April Geesbreght, ole Chairman & CEO Robert Ott, Katia Zuccarelli, General Manager, ole Nashville Creative John Ozier, ole Creative Director Ben Strain, and ole Creative Manager Emily Mueller: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20150912-Zuccarelli800.jpg



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