ole Announce 2011 hitsource Series Generating Copyrights Throughout The Year

ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, is continuing their yearly tradition by announcing their 2011 hitsource Series, featuring songcamp sessions in Sweden, London and Los Angeles.

Over the past few years, the ole songcamps have proven to be an effective generator of great copyrights, many of which have been placed with a variety of A-list artists.  The camps, ranging from 5 – 7 days, are attended by top ole songwriters networking and collaborating with the goal of creating new hit material.  Various label reps meet with the songwriters looking for material with specific artists in mind.

The exceptional numbers of copyrights generated at ole songcamp sessions have originated, in part, with an inspirational, artist-friendly environment. Their songcamps bring together world-class songwriters from Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe.  The creative environment allows these songwriters a chance to solely focus their energy towards creating enduring collaborative relationships across borders and genres while shaping the music trends of tomorrow. It also gives them the opportunity to network and engage in business discussions with key decision-makers in other media, from film and TV to record A&R, in an intimate setting. 

With the amazing support from PROs ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN, ole has enjoyed unprecedented creative success as a result of building community-based, international creative events and combining them with traditional song-plugging efforts. 

With the goal of increased placement success, over their short history the camps have generated multiple song placements including "Cause A Scene" (Teairra Mari featuring Flo Rida), "Loving You Is Easy" (Meg Pfeiffer), "Superman" (Abraham McDonald) and four cuts on the Hanni und Nanni film soundtrack recorded by Shiloh, The Veronicas and The Black Sheep

Up first is the five-day Euro Songcamp in Sweden commencing on February 28th, 2011. Last year’s event held with co-presenter BMG Rights Management was incredibly productive. In only three days, the four ole writers in attendance, along with the ten BMG writers, created nine songs. Four of the songs were placed in the German film Hanni und Nanni, which was released last year in Germany. 

In August, ole will again team up with U.K.-based independent music publisher, Bucks Music Group in London for a full five-day session. Both companies hope to exceed the success of last year’s event uniting 35 songwriters from around the world.  

ole's fifth annual seven-day pop+urban songcamp will be held in Hollywood in September. Last year’s songcamp was co-presented by Bucks and Atlantic Records, has resulted in the delivery of close to 40 news songs by 15 world-class songwriters, producers and artists in attendance for the consideration of participating label, Atlantic Records.

ole’s mission is to bring together world-class Pop/Urban Music songwriters; to integrate songwriting talent into the U.S., UK and international markets through collaborations with top songwriters, major recording artists and music industry executives and to build an international infrastructure to channel Pop/Urban writers and their songs into foreign markets.

More information will be announced as available.  

In the meantime, please save the dates and contact Connie McNaughton, ole Senior Director Brand Management to get involved immediately.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004 and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of over 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past four years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse".

Other notable ole awards include: SESAC 2010 #1 Most Performed Song for "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); BMI 2010 Most Performed Song for "White Horse"(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 SESAC #1 Most Performed Song for "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 BMI Award Most Performed Song for Dierks Bentley's "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" (Brett Beavers/James Beavers); 2010 SOCAN Country Music Award for" One Last Sundown" (Performed by Doc Walker), 2010 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for "6Teen", 2009 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Beautiful Life" by Doc Walker; 2009 SOCAN News & Sports Television Programming Music Award for CBC News: Today by composer Jack Lenz; 2008 BMI Award Most Performed Song for "Me and God" (Josh Turner); 2008 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for Franklin; 2008 SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for 6Teen; 2008 SESAC Recurrent Country Performance Activity for "Teardrops on My Guitar" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); and 2008 SESAC Country Performance Activity for "Picture to Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift).

The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $105MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That".

ole is committed to the creative development of it's 6o+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).

ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online portal delivering leading edge client account transparency, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to world-class client service and being on the leading edge of IT.

Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles - "Fearless", "White Horse", "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn", "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera featuring Lil' Kim; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday"; "Something Like That", Tim McGraw; "S.O.S (Let The Music Play)" performed by Jordin Sparks.

ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media

For More Information please Contact:

Connie McNaughton

Senior Director, Brand Management

p. (1) 416-619-2063

connie_mcnaughton@olem.com