Singer/Songwriter Alan Frew is a 5-time Juno Award winner, 5-time Canadian Classic Award winner and a Grammy nominee.

As a songwriter, Alan has written numerous top ten songs with several of them having the distinction of reaching the chart topping #1 position. Someday, So Blind, I'm Still Searching and Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) are just some of these hits.

Most recently Alan has written the 2010 Olympic Broadcast Theme called "I Believe" and the new Toronto Maple Leafs theme called "Free to Be (This is Canada's Song)" both with Stephan Moccio. "I Believe" has set new records in Canada and the United States in reaching the coveted #1 spot in break-neck time and has been awarded multi platinum status.

He has toured and performed with many artists including Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Julian Lennon, Journey, Roxette, Cheap Trick, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Huey Lewis and Fleetwood Mac and has traveled extensively including performances in Bosnia, the North Pole, Israel, Egypt and Afghanistan (twice) for the Canadian Armed Forces and their allies. Alan is the celebrity face/performer for the an... (read more)


Alex Greggs is a songwriter, producer, and remixer who has collaborated with some of pop and hip-hop's most successful artists. Alex co-wrote and produced 7 songs on *NSYNC's records No Strings Attached and Celebrity, which have sold a combined total of over 25 million copies worldwide. Alex's writing credits include *NSYNC, JC Chasez, Brandy, Ricky Martin, Paris Hilton, Blake Lewis, and Keshia Chante. He has produced and remixed some of the hottest artists including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Pink, Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, T-Pain, M.I.A, Lilly Allen, Chris Brown, Jessica Simpson, Beck, and Duran Duran.

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Allison Kaplan is an LA native songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley as a surfer and skater, but along the way she was also becoming a classically trained pianist who started playing at the age of 5.
As a teenager exposed to rock and pop music, these influences eventually led to teaching herself to play the guitar and several other instruments. Allison gained an early introduction to songwriting and it quickly became an obsession which garnered her first record deal at 15. The deal allowed her to experiment in the studio, which laid the foundation for her production skills.
Her songwriting approach has evolved into a love for writing in multiple genres. She has become a respected vocalist and session musician playing and singing on numerous major label releases. She has written and recorded with Marshall Altman (Natasha Bedingfield, Matt Nathanson), Vakseen (Flo Rida), and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) among others.
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Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Alonzo's music touches on his relationship with the environment, life and love, and more importantly how these emotions, along with a thousand others, have shaped his own experiences.

Over the last few years he has had success by placing two singles with the 2005 Canadian Idol winner Melissa O'Neil ("Let It Go" and "Speechless"); two songs on 2005 Idol runner-up Rex Goudie's platinum selling album; and the first single for 2006 Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila (... (read more)


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Ben Dunk is a veteran Canadian songwriter best known for his versatile style and his work with the pop group Wave. In 2001 Ben had a #1 single with the song "California" and was nominated for a JUNO award for Producer of the Year. Other career highlights include the #1 song "Horseshoes" by Adam Gregory, as well as cuts with Canadian Idol winners Ryan Malcolm, Kalan Porter, Melissa O'Neil, and Eva Avila.

Ben is also a co-founder of Canadian record label Sound Of Pop and was an integral part of the debut alb... (read more)


Hailing from Quispamsis in New Brunswick, Canada, 17 year-old Brandon received national attention as a Top 8 Finalist during the 2006 Canadian Idol competition. Brandon has spent his time since the competition flying back and forth between NB and Toronto, ON -- alternately completing high school and recording his full length debut album for Sound Of Pop Records. 'Stain of You', Brandon's first single, was released to triple format radio on March 26, 2007. 'Stain' was co-written by Brandon during a Sound Of Pop Songwriting Summit in January 2007 that brought together some of the best pop songwriter's in Canada...including ole's Ben Dunk (Starkicker, WAVE, Edwin, Canadian Idol ++)... (read more)


Bruce Wallace is an Oklahoma native with an accomplished career as a musician and songwriter. He has performed with superstars such as Wynonna, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, Mindy Smith, and David Gates (of Bread). He has also written with hit songwriters Liz Rose, Randy Bachman, Rachel Proctor, Dave Berg, and Victoria Banks to name a few.

Most recently his music can be heard on releases by Trace Adkins ("Damn You Bubba"), Dierks Bentley ("Gonna Die Young"), Montgomery Gentry ("So Called Life"), and Katie Armiger.

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Cadence Grace is a young singer-songwriter from Whitby, Ontario. She began working with producer and songwriter JC Smith in the early 2000's, and eventually signed to Sound Of Pop in 2006. Her debut pop album, Somewhere Together, has received much attention, with several of the songs garnering placements on film and TV. Some of the shows on which her music has been featured include Dawson's Creek, Joan Of Arcadia, The Hills, and ... (read more)


For the last seven years, singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham has devoted himself to honing his musical vision by collaborating with many of the most innovative musicians in Nashville today, working as both a session player and writer, while serving as a central member of a high-profile band of players. Now, the 27-year-old multi-instrumentalist is gearing up to release his debut album – Rubberband on August 20th via Warner Bros. Records – which not only reveals his refined musical talent, but announces Worsham as a country artist of uncommon ingenuity, substance, and soul. Joined by musicians carefully assembled through his years of dedication to the Nashville scene, as well as through his studies at Berklee College of Music, Worsham infuses each track on Rubberband with a reverence for country’s rich heritage while ultimately delivering a bold sound entirely his own.
“They say you’ve got your whole life to make your first record, and that couldn’t ring more true for me,” says Worsham of Rubberband, which he co-produced with Ryan Tyndell and recorded at engineer Eric Masse’s East Nashville s... (read more)

With his unique gift for finding the extraordinary in ordinary life, Chris Wallin has established himself as one of Music Row's most sought-after songwriters.

For the past several years, Wallin has topped the charts with classics-in-the-making for the industry's biggest stars: "Love Me If You Can" by Toby Keith, "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney, "I'm Tryin'" for Trace Adkins, "Something To Be Proud Of" and "Speed" by Montgomery Gentry.

In December 2009, Wallin took a huge career leap by signing worldwide co-publishing and catalogue acquisition deals with ole, one of the world's fastest growing independent publishers with offices in Nashville, Los Angeles and Toronto.

Most recently, Chris' work can be heard on the albums of Trace Adkins with the song "Damn You Bubba" and the title track "Proud To Be Here", and James Otto's "Soldiers and Jesus".

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Everything you need to know about Clare Reynolds is in her songs. She thinks in feelings and sees the world in stories then puts those feelings into songs that make you feel like you’ve been understood.

Clare was born in a small seaside town on the east coast of Australia. She was a typical beach kid but fell in love with music and acting at an early age. This led her to the local theatre where she learnt the ropes and became immersed in what would become her craft. As a relative latecomer to structured music education, Clare began classical piano and voice lessons with a local teacher.

Clare went on to study classical voice and opera at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at the tender age of 17 . However after graduating in 2003 a turning point occurred.. When the idea of songwriting as Clare puts it “was calling m... (read more)


Clark Manson, the handsome young country boy from Covington, Ohio reveals that being a singer wasn't on his agenda at first. But his passion for music and innate ability to turn a phrase inspired him to work on the craft. While earning a business degree, Clark began to perform locally. His energetic shows and undeniable charisma gained a dedicated fan base. This success was just the gentle kick Clark needed to send him to Nashville. Only four months later, Clark had secured publishing, management and was building on an already established fan base with an ever-expanding tour schedule. Young and enthusiastic, he believes his sound and writing is still evolving. “I'm still learning. I think I just now got to the point I know what I want to be and who I am,” he says.

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Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, then growing up between Vancouver and Toronto, Coco Love Alcorn represents Canada from coast to coast.

Alcorn has gained an incredible and loyal fanbase while touring across Canada numerous times, playing an abundance of music festivals (including the female inspired Lilith Fair) as well as community performances. Over the years she has worked with a diverse and notable list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Burton Cummings, 54•40, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jesse Cook, Steve Poltz, Matt Andersen, C... (read more)


Cyril Rawson began his career in the 1970's as a session guitarist in Toronto. After being signed as a songwriter to various Nashville publishers, he found a home at Balmur Entertainment as a staff writer in 1991. Throughout his eight year stint there he had over 250 songs recorded in Canada, and 26 in the US.

Some of his career highlights include "He Ain't Even Cold Yet", recorded by Gretchen Wilson on her 2006 platinum album All Jacked Up, "She Walked Beside The Wagon" by Lorrie Morgan, and "Jus... (read more)


Dammien Alexander, the Philadelphia native has spent the past 5 years writing and recording in Canada. His first release "Beautifully" was a self-produced effort which was subsequently licensed to the Toronto based independent label Curve Music and distributed by Universal Music Canada in the summer of 2007 to positive reviews and plenty of buzz.

In 2008 he released "We Are Who We Have Been Waiting For" with its distinctive soul influenced urban rock sound. Following a radio campaign on US College and AAA stat... (read more)


After attending the United States Naval Academy Prep School and graduating from Virginia Tech University in '93 with a degree in Ecomomics, Dave made the move to Nashville. He scored his first top ten hit eleven years later in '04 with Darryl Worley's "If Something Should Happen". That same year, Trace Adkins recorded "Arlington," which went to #14 on the country charts. Since then, Dave has had numerous songs recorded and has scored four #1 singles, including "Lucky Man" by Montgomery Gentry, "The Boys Of Fall" by Kenny Chesney, "Old Alabama" by Brad Paisley, and "Anything Like Me" also recorded by Paisley, which he wrote about his son, David. 

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"Without risk there's no reward," says Dean. "It's important to be fearless. You need to be persistent. You can't give up."

Dean Brody would know. If there's one thing the Jaffray, BC born singer/songwriter has proven in his career, it's that he's not afraid to pull up stakes and risk everything to chase down his dreams. It's fair to say that ethic is a good part of the inspiration behind the title to his new record, "Trail In Life", released August 2010, the follow up to his 2009 self-titled debut, and his first on Open Road Recordings.

Brody's first single "Brothers" hit the top 10 in Canada, garnering multiple CCMA nominations in 2009, and taking home the award for Single of the Year. Both follow up singles, "Dirt Roads Scholar" and "Undone", went on to break the top 5 at Canadian radio and "Dirt Roads Scholar" hit number 1 on CMT, becoming the most spun song by a new Canadian country artist in 2009.

In 2010, Brody released his second album, "Trail In Life," with three (3) singles and counting. "Wildflower" peaked in the... (read more)


Denny Carr began his career in country songwriting after finishing his degree at Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Mass Communications, focus on the music industry.

Since then, Denny has been nominated for 4 CCMA SOCAN Song of the Year Awards winning twice for "Born Again In Dixieland" and "Rocket Girl", was nominated for the Covenant Award for Song of the Year and nominated for CCMA Independent Song of the Year twice, winning once. With over thirty cuts to his name and eight top ten singles like "I Feel A Sin Comin' On" and "I'm A Road Hammer" he is ready for the new challenge that Roots Three Music and ole has to offer.

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Derek Brin is an international, multi-platinum, award winning producer and songwriter. He is also the owner of Fierce Music Entertainment, which specializes in urban, Caribbean and ethnic-orchestral music.

Derek was an in-house composer for seven years prior to starting his own company, and 2 years ago signed his first publishing deal with ole, Canada's largest independent music publisher. He has also been a contributing composer for TM Century's world renowned IMAGIO collection. He has scored over 750 hours of television... (read more)


Doc Walker is a multiple award winning country/rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Signed to Open Road Recordings/Universal they are known for such Canadian country mega hits as "Rocket Girl", "The Show Is Free", "Get Up", and "That Train". In 2009 they released their 5th album Go to critical acclaim. The album won the band their 3rd consecutive Canadian Country Music Award for Group of the Year in 2010.

Comprised of Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw and Murray Pulver, the group has also penned hits for acts such as The Higgins ("Real Thing"), Deric Ruttan ("California Plates") and Willie Mack ("Blacktop Time"). The band frequently tours across North America and Australia.



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The Dream Warriors were formed in 1988 in Toronto by King Lou (Louie Robinson) and Capital Q (Frank Allert). Their music fused jazz, hip hop and Caribbean influences to create a unique sound. Their first album And Now The Legacy Begins in 1991 was critically acclaimed across North America and in the UK. "Wash Your Face In My Sink", "My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style" and "Ludi" were all top 40 hits in the UK.

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Determined. Revolutionary. Unstoppable. These are fitting words to describe Dru, the R&B/Soul/Dance/Pop singer & songwriter who has just released his second solo album, On The Brink (Effortless Entertainment/Universal Music Canada).

On The Brink's musical offering ranges from 
up-tempo dance/pop tracks, such as the lead single, "Gettin it In", to soulful mid-tempo songs like "Love Collision", to big ballads such as "Solid Ground", al... (read more)


Erin Enderlin, an Arkansas native, began writing songs at the age of 10. She moved to Nashville in 2000 where she has had the privilege of playing at the Ryman Auditorium, The Douglas Corner, and The Bluebird Cafe among other venues. Erin currently works as a staff writer for Universal Music Publishing Group.

Erin has had her songs recorded by Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Terri Clark, and Lee Ann Womack, as well as Australian artists Adam Brand and Briana Lee. These include Jackson's top 5 hit "Monday Morning Church"... (read more)


George Fox is a Canadian country singer and songwriter, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Country Music and JUNO Awards. Five of his eleven albums have been certified Gold in Canada and he has earned several top 10 hits.

His major singles include "Angelina", "Bachelor Girl", "With All My Might", "Mustang Heart", and "Wear and Tear On My Heart". He also hit #1 with "What's Holding Me" and "I Give You My Word".

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Gerald O'Brien is a highly successful, award winning songwriter who makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written successfully across all genres of music and extensively for film and television. O'Brien's music has been heard on hit TV series Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Extra and Celebrity Justice. He has also written music for notable events such as the Calgary Stampede, The 1998 Nagano Olympics, the NFL Super Bowl, The World Series, ABC's Wide World of Sports and the PGA.

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An integral part of the soul group jacksoul, Haydain Neale earned a well-deserved reputation as a gifted songwriter. Among some of the many accolades he has received are a SOCAN Award for R&B Song of the Year, a Canadian Urban Music Award for Songwriter of the Year, and a JUNO Award for Best R&B/Soul Recording. He and jacksoul have reached #1 on numerous charts for their singles and videos.

jacksoul have been internationally heralded as incredible musicians who deliver soul rousing, powerfully intoxicating music. The band... (read more)


Led by Nic Armstrong, IV Thieves is one of the strongest rock acts to emerge from Britain in the last few years. Now calling Texas home, the band's latest album If We Can't Escape My Pretty is a forceful collection of hits reminiscent of fellow British rockers Oasis. Standout tracks include "You Can't Love What You Don't Understand", "Catastrophe", and "Take This Heart".

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J.R. Moore combines the energy and storytelling of today’s hottest Country music with a Top 40 pop sensibility.

J.R. has spent the last several years building a dedicated fanbase behind an extensive touring schedule. Moore commands sellout crowds in Chicago, Pittsburgh, NYC, DC, Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville.

Having graced both the Billboard Country and Top 40 Charts, J.R. Moore is not only making a name for himself as an emerging artist, but also as a talented songwriter.

BILLBOARD TOP 40 - “Will I Ever Make It Home”
BILLBOARD TOP 40 - “Almost Perfect”
TOP 15 HEATSEEKER ALBUM - “Look Your Best”
TOP 25 HEATSEEKER ALBUM - “Cold In California”
TOP COUNTRY ALBUM #54 - “Ingram Hill”

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JC Smith is a Toronto based songwriter and producer, and the founder of Canadian label Sound Of Pop. A former EMI recording artist (Bam Boo), he has written and produced albums for Cadence Grace, Brandon Jones, Chris Labelle, and Rebecca Everett. He is an extremely diverse musician who is equally comfortable working with developing artists, and established professional songwriters.

JC's songs have been recorded by Shiloh, Rides Again, Chris Labelle and Cadence Grace, and his music has been heard around the world on television... (read more)



Roots Three's Jeff Coplan is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and artist developer who lived 17 years in New York City and now resides in Nashville, TN. With multi-genre international hits on the pop, rock, dance, and country charts he has written and/or produced songs that have collectively sold over 6 million copies. Artists Coplan has worked with include Lindsay Lohan, Nick Carter, The Moffatts, The Bahamen, Amber, Bowling For Soup, and Turkish mega-star Tarkan, among many others.
Since moving to Nashville, Coplan has discovered, developed and produced RCA's Love And Theft, and co-wrote their #1 smash hit "Angel Eyes". One of his latest development artists, Blackjack Billy, is making waves by relentlessly touring the US while working on their debut album.
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Atlantic Records signed a 20 year-old Jesse Lee after she sang just four songs for chairman and CEO, Craig Kallman. Said Kallman, “Jesse inspired me to plunge back into country in a major way. She reminds me of a modern-day Patsy Cline, with an amazing voice, a magnetic personality and, of course, a tremendous gift for songwriting.”


Now, at age 26, Jesse has worked with Grammy Award winning producers Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), and Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride). Her songwriting collaborators have included American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, as well as hit songwriters Tim James, Danny Myrick, & Liz Rose.  Jesse has a true love for country music. She lists her favorite artists as; Vern Gosdin, Keith Whitley, and Patty Loveless. 


Since being singed to Atlantic Records, Jesse has continued to channel her emotions into her songwriting, honing the ability to take her personal experiences and make them relatable to a wide range of people. “Writing is therapeutic and come... (read more)

Jesse Rice is a multi-platinum selling and award-winning singer-songwriter and producer in Nashville, TN. Originally from low-country South Carolina, Rice moved to Nashville in 2002, where he began working for EMI Music Publishing. Since 2007, Rice has been a staff songwriter at Artist Revolution Publishing, joining forces with ole in June 2014.

In the fall of 2012 he achieved his first #1 hit as a songwriter, with the song "Cruise" by Florida- Georgia Line. "Cruise" then went on to become the longest-running #1 country music song of all time, spending an unprecedented 27 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. To date, "Cruise" has sold almost 7 million downloads, making it the largest selling downloaded song in country music history.

In addition, "Cruise" was remixed and re-released on the pop charts by the rap artist Nelly, going on to spend a crossover -record 42 weeks in the Top-10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reaching a peak of #4 in August 2013. "Cruise" was honored as 2013 CMA, AMA, and ACA Single Of The Year and won 2014 Billboard Top Country Song Of The ... (read more)


A former industry executive and university professor, Jim Beavers has had songs recorded by artists such as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks & Dunn and Trace Adkins to name a few.

Career highlights include "Trying to Stop Your Leaving," recorded by Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley's "Mr. Policeman." Recently, he had back-to-back #1's with Gary Allan's "Watching Airplanes" and Billy Currington's "Don't".

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Jim Femino is a successful country music songwriter based in Nashville. He has several top 10 and #1 hits to his credit, including many of the songs he wrote with Toby Keith while he was a staff writer with Balmur Entertainment.

His ole hits with Toby Keith include "Forever Hasn't Got Here Yet", "Die With Your Boots On", "Hello" and "I Don't Understand My Girlfriend".

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ole is delighted to announce the signing of songwriter/producer Jim Huff to a co-publishing deal.
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James Douglas “Jim” Vallance is a Canadian born musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Vallance is best known for his songwriting partnership with international Canadian recording artist, Bryan Adams. While collaborating with Adams, the two produced such hits as “Cut’s Like a Knife”, “Heaven”, and “Summer of ‘69”. In addition to working with Adams, Vallance has written for several other international artists including Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Tina Turner, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Anne Murray, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, and Hedley, among others. Vallance’s career has earned him a record four Composer of the Year JUNO Awards, which he picked up for an unprecedented four years in a row between 1984 and 1987; multiple SOCAN Classic Awards, ASCAP and BMI Awards, and the Harold Moon Award. Vallance is Vice President of the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and sits on the Board of Directors of SOCAN. He is also a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Raised in the cornfield community of Hillsboro, Ohio, from the early age of 8, Jimmy Yeary began his music career singing in churches with his family. 
In 1994 Jimmy made the move to Music City where he was offered two artist developmental deals from record labels. This ultimately led to a full record deal on Atlantic Records.

While signed to Skyline Music Publishing, his songs were recorded by such artists as Rascal Flatts, John Michael Montgomery, Craig Morgan, Brooks ... (read more)


Noted songwriter and documentary film producer, John Wesley Chisholm has been signed to a co-publishing deal by ole... (read more)


At a time when many artists are finding it difficult to build lasting ties with listeners, the Canadian bred, Scottish born singer/songwriter commands a degree of loyalty from his audience that deepens with every record. Over the past five years, Reid has sold in excess of 500,000 copies of his recordings in Canada alone. His debut DVD, Johnny Reid, Live at the Jubilee was certified triple platinum within three weeks of its February 2010 release and remained #1 on the Soundscan Music DVD Chart for months. A perennial favourite on the biggest night in Canadian country music, The Canadian Country Music Awards, Reid has been nominated in five categories for 2010. In recent years he has won a total of thirteen CCMA's, including the 2009 Fan's Choice Award and the Top Selling Record and Male Artist of the Year Awards two years running. In 2009 he was also nominated for a total of four JUNO Awards and took home the JUNO for Country Album of the Year.

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A native of South Carolina, JoshTurner's career began singing lead and bass in his church choir. He also formed a gospel quartet called Thankful Hearts in which he sang bass and occasionally lead. He burst on the country scene in 2003 with the powerful "Long Black Train," a song Turner had written after listening to a Hank Williams Sr. box set.

Josh Turner released his platinum certified debut album ... (read more)


Justin Forsley is a Tornoto based songwriter and producer whose discography boasts the likes of The Veronicas, Suzie McNeill, Keshia Chante and Massari to name a few.  In 2010 he co-wrote and produced the song "Stars" for Quanteisha Benjamin, which earned him Juno Award for the Best RnB/Soul Recording of the Year. 

Recently Justing co-composed the theme song and score for the Michael Poryes (Hannah Montana, That's so Raven) created show "Life With Boys," which currently airs in Canada, the UK, Ir... (read more)


Singer-songwriter Kaci Bolls takes her audience back to a time when small town southern life held an innate innocence and optimism that was prevalent in her home town of Murray, Kentucky. Saturday night was spent hanging out in the parking lot of Dairy Queen and Sundays began with a morning of singing with the church congregation and a feast of southern cooking in the afternoon with family and friends. Kaci pulls from her days in Murray in a way that takes the listener back to that place and time. After high school, Kaci received her BA in Music at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Soon after college, she was asked to record for the internationally acclaimed group A Cappella and her love for the studio was born.

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Keith Follese is a mega hit songwriter, former artist, and the owner and founder of Midas Records in Nashville. He is well known for his #1 songs "The Way You Love Me" by Faith Hill, "I Love You" by Martina McBride, and "Something Like That" by Tim McGraw. The latter song stayed at the top of the charts for 10 consecutive weeks. In 2001 he won the ASCAP songwriter of the year, and "The Way You Love Me" was nominated for a Grammy.

He is also the writer behind these other ole songs: "Smi... (read more)


Vancouver-born and based in Nashville since 2001, Kelly Archer is a world-class country and pop songwriter. She recently enjoyed her first top 40 US single with the song "15 Minutes Of Shame" by Season 7 American Idol finalist Kristy Lee Cook on Arista Records.

Kelly's songs have also been cut by Jo Dee Messina, Danielle Peck, Aaron Tippin, Tara Oram, The Isaacs, The Eli Young Band, Diane Chase and Nathalia Sequeira (Brazilian Idol winner). She also had a #1 song in 2008 with Warner Music Australia artist Steve Ford... (read more)


Kim McLean, formally known as Kim Patton or Kim Patton-Johnston is a singer-songwriter originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. Influenced by her grandmother, Sara Van McCoy McKinney McLean Redman, a songwriter, roadhouse pianist, and program director of a Southern Gospel radio station, McLean moved to Nashville to pursue a career in songwriting

Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, and Gospel Song of the Year "Count Your Blessings" recorded by The Martins. This ... (read more)


Originally from Alabama, Kim Tribble has called Nashville home for the past many years. He's been fortunate to have over 300 cuts, including several hit singles. Some of his highlights are "Guys Do It All The Time" by Mindy McCready, "People Like Us" by Aaron Tippin, "I Can Still Feel You" by Collin Raye, "On A Mission" by Trick Pony, "Lonesome USA" and "I Break Everything I Touch" by Jason Aldean, "It's My Time" by Martina McBride, and "Shoes" by Shania Twain.

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Kinnie Starr is one of Canada's most critically acclaimed underground musicians, a tri-lingual published author and poet, and an edgy visual artist. She creates both distinctive, beat-slamming hip hop/soul/folk recordings and hauntingly beautiful tapestries of sound. Starr is a Juno Award Winning Producer (2010, Digging Roots "We Are") and Juno Nominated Artist (2004, "Sun Again").

A self-trained interdisciplinary musician, Starr relies on "raw feral talent" (Globe and Mail), solid groove, and a love for wordplay whether performing folky hip-hop, heartfelt guitar songs or spoken word. Starr's songs have been featured in The L-Word and Thirteen, television and media ads, and in Fashion Television Canada and Le Chateau national play lists. She has worked with numerous talented artists including Tegan and Sara and Nelly Furtado, both of whom have acknowledged her as a key influence in their artistry.

MC, singer, musician, producer, songwriter, poet, author, actor, artist and human, Starr has toured the globe extensively throughout her career and been celebrated and recognized for some of her many achievements; in 2011 s... (read more)


One of Canada's most original pop groups ever, Lighthouse was formed in Toronto early in 1969 by Skip Prokop, Paul Hoffert, and Ralph Cole. The band would eventually grow to include dozens of performers over its 40 year career.

Lighthouse was undeniably one of the driving forces of the Canadian pop machine of the 1970's. With a total of nine gold and three platinum records, plus 4 JUNO Awards, no other band of the day could touch them. Their mega hits include the classics "Sunny Days", "One Fine Morning... (read more)


Liz Rose SESAC's 2007 Writer of the Year, began her music industry career by opening an independent music publishing and song plugging company in 1996. A few years later, Liz signed to Jody Williams Music as a writer, and also as a song plugger.

In 2004 Liz scored with 3 songs on the country charts simultaneously. Gary Allan's "Songs About Rain" co-written with Pat Mc... (read more)


Magneta Lane has come a long way since they decided to start their musical journey in 2003. The three bewitching young Canadian women, Lexi Valentine, Nadia King, and French collaborated their talents to produce some of the most respected indie rock music that exists today. Their sound displays courage, strength, confidence, a bit of sarcasm but a uniqueness that no one but them have shown the world. Since being discovered, Magneta Lane has been unstoppable touring in Canada, the U.S, parts of Europe and Japan. They've also shared the stage with some of the most notable names in music such as K-os, The Stills, Sloan, Stellastarr and Silversun Pickups just to name a few. Their music videos have been played on MuchMusic, MTV Canada and have been heard in many parts of the world.

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Los Angeles based, Mark Feist is a multi-platinum producer/songwriter. His songs have contributed to the sale of more than 30 million records worldwide. He has written and produced hits for such artists as Kelly Rowland, Céline Dion, Mya, John Legend, Kimberley Locke, Jennifer Holiday, The Spice Girls, Shanice Wilson, OutKast, George Clinton, Brian McKnight, Natalie Cole, Aaron Carter, and many more. In 2001, Mark produced and arranged the Destiny's Child Number 1 "Emotion" - a song featured on their album Survivor.

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Mark Sultan is back. A long-time fixture in the garage-rock scene since fronting infamous Montreal punk band, The Spaceshits. Further projects like Les Sexareenos, BBQ, Mind Controls, The King Khan & BBQ Show and The Almighty Defenders cemented his reputation as the man who spearheaded the modern garage-rock and doo-wop movement.

These days he is best known as the ʻBBQʼ half of The King Khan & BBQ Show or as a member of The Almighty Defenders. He often shirks recognition and credit but make no mistake, he is THE VOICE. ... (read more)


Marty Dodson was born in Apple Valley, California, and moved around for several years until his family settled in Nashville, TN.  Growing up, he was intimidated by the sheer number of people coming to Nashville to become singers or songwriters.  So, he went to college and earned a degree in psychology.

After working ten years as a youth minister, Marty decided to change careers.  Trouble was, he didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up.  He fumbled around for several years, doing odd jobs and trying to decide on a direction for his life.  Finally, a book he read helped him realize that what he REALLY wanted to be was a songwriter.

He had run into Gordon Payne, a member of the Crickets while working one of his odd jobs.  Gordon helped him re-write one of his songs and demo it in a Nashville studio.  Marty was hooked.  He threw caution to the wind, quit the other jobs and began writing full-time.

Six #1 songs and more than 100 cuts later, Marty has become one of the most accomplished writers in Nashville.   His songs have been recorded by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carrie Underwood... (read more)


Matt Morris is an American singer-songwriter currently signed to Tennman Records. He made his entertainment debut on the Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990's and went on to a successful music career.

His string of hits includes the single "Miss Independent" by Kelly Clarkson and several cuts on Christina Aguilera's mult... (read more)


Matt, a native Texan, has been singing, writing songs and playing the piano since age 5. His style is a fusion of country, rock, pop, gospel and the blues. He moved from San Antonio to Nashville when he was 18 to study music, recording and production techniques at Belmont University. Upon graduation, Matt began focusing on making a living as a recording artist and songwriter. He started playing with his band in small venues around Nashville and in Texas. In 2002, he moved to New York City where he continued playing his own songs in clubs around Manhattan. While in New York, Matt also began producing and arranging music for film and television. In 2005, he secured a spot on tour with legendary Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer, John Fogerty, playing keys, guitar, mandolin and singing background vocals. He moved back to Nashville in 2005 and in March of 2007, signed a publishing deal with Blacktop Music Group.

He is now a staff writer at ole in Nashville and has recently formed a band named "The Beagles" with Nashville songwriters Rick Huckaby and Ward Davis. Matt is an impressionable artist in his own right and will continue to write songs, produce albums and... (read more)


Since signing to ole in 2013, Matt Rogers landed country star Randy Houser's hit sing "We Went"  and cuts with Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, JT Hodges and Adam Craig. Rogers also had a Canadian top 20 single on Wes Mack (“Our Soundtrack”).

In 2011, Rogers and long-time co-writing partner, Chris Weaver, scored a cut with American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks. The song, “You Gotta Want It,” is featured on Official Gameday Music of the NFL, Volume II, and Official LSU Music: Geaux Tigers. In addition, he penned seven tracks on Weaver’s sophomore release, American Dreamer, produced by Nashville powerhouse, Josh Leo. Rogers also co-wrote the IBMA Song of the Year nominee, “Coal Minin’ Man,” by two-time ICM Vocal Duo of the Year recipients, The Roys.

But music isn’t Rogers’ sole passion. With a bachelor’s degree in writing from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree from the ... (read more)


Three-time Juno Award nominee Mladen is a veteran singer, songwriter, producer and co-founder of the respected rock band Von Groove, with whom he released seven albums. He has also been an in-demand session guitarist, and appeared on Tom Cochrane's multi-million-selling Mad Mad World.

Mladen's extensive songwriting credits include co-writes on Lee Aaron's multi-platinum... (read more)


Monty Powell is an award-winning songwriter who has seen his songs on over 50 million albums sold. For the past 25 years he has worked with artists such as Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Chris Cagle, James Otto, Jo Dee Messina, Chuck Wicks, Diamond Rio, and Lady Antebellum.

In 2009, Monty swept the SESAC awards by winning Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Publisher of the Year.

He is also a best selling producer, having produced Diamond Rio's first three albums, as well as Keith Urban's band The Ranch.

In 2011, Monty appeared on Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" album with the tracks "As You Turn Away" and "Somewhere Love Remains", and on David Nail's "Sound of a Million Dreams" with the track "I Thought You Knew".

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Mother Mother
After an exciting year of virtually non-stop globetrotting, Canadian art-pop quintet MOTHER MOTHER wasted no time getting back into recording mode to create what they are pleased to present to the world as their current studio effort: THE STICKS, available now via Last Gang Records.
Recorded during the winter of 2012 in Mother Mother’s hometown of Vancouver and coproduced by the group’s own frontman/principle songwriter Ryan Guldemond and producer/engineer Ben Kaplan (Shakira, Mudvayne, Gallows), THE STICKS upholdsMother Mother’s tradition of tri-harmony vocal arrangements and dynamic instrumentation, while making for the group’s most eclectic and rich album to date.
Lyrically, THE STICKS is also the group’s most cohesive and conceptual album thus far. When Ryan began writing for THE STICKS, one of the first songs to surface was "Bit By Bit," an explosive track with the opening words "Bit by bit, I'm going to get my bricks out in the sticks.” This became a catalyst for a myriad of new songs encompass... (read more)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Murray Yates career took off in 2000 when a song he submitted to a Vancouver radio station was immediately added to the playlist. As a result, Yates' electronic-driven rock band Templar hit the ground running, scoring a deal with EMI Music Canada, releasing the album Under The Sun and striking radio pay dirt with the single "Here We Go." Yates then switched gears by founding the earthier, harder-rocking band Forty Foot Echo, and signed with Hollywood Records in the U.S.

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Originally from Southern Illinois, Noah Gordon began his career joining his parents bluegrass band, "The Gordons". Since beginning his journey as a writer/producer, Noah has produced and/or co-wrote many chart hits including CCMA Independent Song Of The Year, "Addicted" (Number 2 CMN), "You Still Own Me" (Number 5 CMN), "U Make Me Love U" (Number 8 CMT) and many more.

In late 2005 Noah founded New Millennium Music on Music Row in Nashville. After 14 years of building success and a name in t... (read more)


O'Luge is a musical collaboration of songwriting and studio manipulation between Orville ‘Wyz' Malcolm and Jeffrey A. Holdip a.k.a. Bobby O'Luge. The collaboration began in 1998 when Wyz and Luge created the first Luge Sessions release Hard End, which was nominated for a JUNO in 2000.

The relationship between Wyz and Luge continued to create the 2008 release... (read more)


Panurge was born of the musical experiments of Daniel Byrne, Chris Lovell, and Jon Schubert in the summer of 2000. The group is a unique blend of pop, rock, electronica, and largely driven by a spirit of experimentation.

In 2001 Panurge independently produced and released their debut, Erectangle. This was followed by a record deal with Nettwerk, and the 2004 album... (read more)


Pat McLaughlin is a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN. In the late 1980s, McLaughlin experienced his first slice of mainstream country music success when Steve Wariner recorded his song "Lynda". Wariner's version climbed to the top of the charts, winning Pat his first BMI Country Award in 1988.

In 1992, Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton had a hit with McLaughlin's "Tell Me About It" which resulted in another BMI award for McLaughlin. McLaughlin's compositions have been recorded by artist... (read more)


A Victoria, B.C. native, Rebecca is a talented vocalist and songwriter now based in Toronto. She has worked with world-class producers Alex Greggs (NSync, Beenie Man, South Rakkas Crew), Roman Klun (Sarah McLachlan, Tony Levin) and Joby Baker (dbClifford, Mae Moore.)  As an artist, Rebecca has shared the stage with dbClifford, jazz keys player Brent Jarvis, and recorded with bass player Rick May (Michael Jackson, Depeches Mode, Taj Mahal.)

Her 2008 EP... (read more)


Rick Ferrell is part of the duo Bluefield, along with Jennifer Hicks. They are two of Nashville's most gifted and eclectic writers and artists. Their sound is timeless, with elements of country, rock, and a persistent honesty that defies any description except pure American music.

Rick Ferrell's songs include "Something Like That" recorded by Tim McGraw and Martina McBride's "Where Would You Be".

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Rick Giles is celebrating four decades as a hit songwriter. During his career he has enjoyed cuts with some of Nashville's biggest stars, including: Rascal Flatts, Terri Clark, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Tim McGraw, Blackhawk, Collin Raye, Ricky Van Shelton, Restless Heart, Hall & Oates, Cliff Richard, Eddie Rabbitt, Charlie Pride, T. Graham Brown, Eddy Raven, The Oaks and many more.

His songs have garnered five CMA #1 awards, 20 BMI and ASCAP awards, eight BMI Million Performance awards and two BMI Two ... (read more)


Originally from Caddo Oklahoma, Roger Springer moved to Nashville in 1989 and was immediately offered a writing deal with Warner Chappell. That same year he signed an artist deal with MCA which eventually led to several collaborations with platinum selling artist Mark Chesnutt. Their partnership yielded more than twenty cuts, including four singles and two #1 hits ("It's A Little Too Late" and "Thank God For Believers").

In the 20 years since he's been in Nashville, Springer has landed 65 songs with su... (read more)


Rupert Gayle is a veteran of the Canadian music scene, with over 25 years of expertise ranging from his own career as an artist, to artist management, A&R and songwriting.

Rupert's songs have been included on albums by Canadian Idol winners and Sony BMG recording artists Brian Melo, Melissa O'Neil, Ryan Malcolm, Kalan Porter, and Rex Goudie, as well as Keshia Chante (Sony BMG), Cory Lee (Universal), George (Universal), Shawn Desman (Sony BMG), Jamelia (Parlophone UK), Audrey DeMontigny (Canadian Idol, BMG Canada), Len... (read more)


GRAMMY Nominated songwriter/producer Ryan Tyndell was born and raised in East Texas.  After attending Stephen F. Austin University to major in English, Ryan hit the road playing various clubs and bluegrass festivals.  

Shortly after moving to Nashville, Ryan made the transition to the studio and signed a publishing agreement with Sony/ATV in 2005.  In 2010 he signed with ole.  Most recently his songs have been recorded by Dierks Bentley "Breathe You In", Eric Church "Springsteen" and "Keep On", Gary Allan "Sleeping Like A Baby", Clay Walker, Charlie Worsham... (read more)


Sam Grow was born to sing. From the second he opens his mouth, you know it.  Born in southern Maryland, Grow discovered a passion for music at the age of 5, when his biggest musical influences, his father and sister, would spend their afternoons around the piano, singing and playing. “My dad would play The Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Elvis and Otis Redding records.  I just fell in love with the soul and passion in their voices”.  By 16, Sam was playing shows anywhere and everywhere he could; and in 10 years time, Sam has single-handedly built a core-following, playing 250 dates a year all over the US.  His first 2 independent releases have sold over 30K copies and his most recent record charted in the top 20 on iTunes.  
In late 2013, Sam made the move to Nashville and has inked his first publishing deal with ole.  After meeting with ole’s General Manager, John Ozier, for 10 minutes, John knew that Sam was a star in the making.  Ozier says, “I worked as an A&R representative for 10 years and I have never met an artist that sings and owns a room like Sam does.  We ar... (read more)

Scarlett is a talented young singer/songwriter based in Toronto. She is currently the front woman of the popular band Running Red Lights and performs regularly throughout Southern Ontario.


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Born in a small town in West Virginia's Eastern panhandle and raised in Round Hill, Va., Stephanie grew up with a geographic and demographic backdrop as eclectic as her father's music tastes. She was exposed to various types of music, including Broadway, Frank Sinatra, Bluegrass, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Her varied musical influences translated into her songwriting where her songs have been recorded by such different artists as Bonnie Raitt and Trisha Yearwood.

Stephanie's songs seem increasingly poignant a... (read more)


Hamilton native Steven Dall is described by theToronto Star as "one of the years best kept secrets," and "a true songwriting talent" by the Kingston-Whig Standard. In the course of his career, Dall has released six albums of emotionally resonant folk-rock driven hybrids that draw influences from Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and other lyrical heavyweights.

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At the age of twenty, Steven Lee Olsen packed his bags, his guitar and his dreams in his 1997 Chrysler and headed to Nashville. Playing around town he met and began writing with songsmiths Angelo, Luke Laird, Richie Supa, Bryan White, Troy Verges and Bruce Wallace. Within months he signed his first publishing deal with Roots Three Music/ole.

"Ordinary Angels" cut by Craig Morgan has placed Olsen in the forefront of... (read more)


Steven Tyler, the iconic songwriter and voice of Aerosmith, America's greatest rock ‘n' roll band, has signed an exclusive administration deal with ole which encompasses his co-writes on Aerosmith's fifteenth studio album, Music From Another Dimension, and four other songs from his catalog entitled "Love Lives," the theme song for the Japanese feature film Space Battleship Yamato; "(It) Feels So Good," which broke into the Billboard Hot 100 in 2011, the highest charting song by an Aerosmith member since 2001's "Jaded"; and the songs "Devil's Got a New Disguise," and "Sedona Sunrise" from Aerosmith's 2006 greatest hits compilation, Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith.

Tyler is considered one of music's most recognizable and dynamic frontmen and has been cited by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest singers of all time." Further solidifying their place in history, Tyler and Aerosmith have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, won numerous prestigious awards (including multiple Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard awards, and MTV awards) a... (read more)


Tebey is a versatile and prolific Canadian songwriter with several accomplishments to his name at the age of only 28. When he was 16, RCA Nashville signed him to a major record deal, and by 17 he was a staff writer at Warner Chappell Music Nashville. His single "We Shook Hands (Man to Man)" garnered him a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Male Country Artist. This was followed with an offer to star in a 1 hour CMT Music Special documenting his life. The show captured everything from his work with Bob Rock (Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Metallica, Aerosmith, Cher) to Tebey's own journey of self discovery.
As a songwriter Tebey is responsible for the #1 single "Run" by Canadian Idol runner-up Rex Goudie (Sony/BMG), and #1 single "Let's Go" by Shawn Desman (Uomo/Sony BMG). He also co-wrote "Radio... (read more)


The London Apartments began as a bedroom-recording project for then 19-year-old Justin Langlois. Langlois lived in a small apartment with thin walls, no insulation and cold floors. To avoid disturbing his neighbours, Langlois began to sing ever so quietly and began toying with freeware drum machines and random sequencing software, eventually layering it all together.

By the winter of 2004, Langlois had begun recording what would become his debut album... (read more)


Tommy Karlas is a singer/songwriter from East Alton, IL. He co-wrote the 2008 number 1 hit "Roll With Me" and currently writes for RPM and HoriPro Music.

His songwriting credits Include "Not Your Cross to Bear" by Randy Travis, Four Walls 2005 (w/Erin Enderlin), "What I Wouldn't Give" by Blake Shelton,... (read more)


Singer/songwriter, Willie Mack is a true country boy who's ridden the range, built fences and roped and branded cattle on a ranch two hours west of Dallas near the town of Chico, Texas. Influenced by artists such as Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakum, Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis and the Beatles, he began creating his own musical style at a young age.

Willie has written for Famous Music, Universal Music Publishing, Encore and Harlan Howard Songs. His music has been recorded by Sara Evans ("Restless"), George Cany... (read more)