ole Wins Tenth Consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award at 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards


(L-R) Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director), Shellien Kinsey (ole, Creative Admin. Manager), Gilles Godard (ole, VP, Corporate Affairs and Development), John Ozier (ole, VP Creative), ole CEO Robert Ott, Chris Giansante (ole, VP Administration), Kathryn Keating (ole, Executive Assisitant to CEO Robert Ott), Emily Mueller-Olson (ole, Creative Manager), Mike Harwood (ole, GM, Operations) & Mike Whelan (ole, Sr. Creative Director)
TORONTO, ON (September 12, 2016) – ole, the world’s fastest growing rights management company, has been named “Music Publishing Company of the Year” at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, continuing the unprecedented run for an independent company of 10 consecutive Music Publishing Company of the year awards. The live telecast was held yesterday during a live broadcast at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.

ole’s writers were also awarded, with Gord Bamford receiving the “Album of the Year” award for Tin Roof. Bamford also earned the “CMA Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award,” which recognizes outstanding achievements by a Country Music artist signed outside of the United States.

ole is honored that the CCMA has recognized this great team and our songwriters for a record-breaking tenth consecutive year,” said Robert Ott, Chairman & CEO of ole. “ole intends to work hard to remain deserving of this support.”



About ole:

ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $520M 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, Entertainment One, 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, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed 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.

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