John Ozier Promoted to Vice President, Nashville Creative for ole


John Ozier, Vice President, Nashville Creative, ole
TORONTO, ON (May 3, 2016) – John Ozier has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Nashville Creative for ole.

Over the past three years, Ozier has delivered on his mandate to build writer, development artist and catalog success at ole. During that time, Nashville has signed over a dozen writers including Jeremy Stover, Tony Martin, and Phil O'Donnell. ole Nashville has also added artists including Tyler Farr, Jordan Davis, Josh Dorr, Adam Hambrick, Travis Denning, and Sam Grow in deals ranging from publishing to full development and upstreaming.

The company is equally active in Canada and has unique cross-border reach with a roster that includes Canadian-based Country stars like Gord Bamford, George Canyon and Meghan Patrick.

The vision Ozier brought to ole Nashville can currently be seen on the Country charts with songs by Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Rager featuring Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, LOCASH, Craig Campbell, Chris Stapleton and Blackjack Billy. Current singles from ole Nashville on the Canadian Country chart include songs by Gord Bamford, Meghan Patrick, Wes Mack, and Jesse Mast.

"ole has always invested heavily in Country and will continue to do so, says Robert Ott, Chairman & CEO of ole. "John Ozier's strategic, long-term vision of building success and a collaborative culture fits well with our overall outlook on Creative. I think he's just getting started."

"I am highly appreciative to be named a Vice President at ole," Ozier adds. "ole's strong support of our staff and songwriters has been key to the ongoing expansion of ole Nashville. It's gratifying to be surrounded by so much talent here, at every level."

Ozier, who serves as Executive Director of Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Nashville and was recently named to the Nashville Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40," came to ole in 2013 with deep experience in operating publishing and record label businesses. He is also a platinum songwriter with cuts by Lee Brice, Kid Rock, Kelli Pickler, Charlie Worsham, Josh Thompson, Tyler Farr, American Young, Air Supply and others.


About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $500M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, 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, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 120+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O'Donnell, Jordan Davis, 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 Rush, Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, Anthem Legacy; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and upstreamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.

ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 5B views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.

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

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