ole and Indaba Music Celebrate Rush's 40th Anniversary with Cover-Song Contest

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 5, 2015) -

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ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, is teaming with Indaba Music to launch a special cover-song contest in celebration of iconic rock band Rush's 40th Anniversary Tour, which kicks off May 8 in Tulsa, OK.

Indaba members will be able to choose one of 10 classic Rush tracks from the ole library and create their own unique version, which will be voted on by the general public and by Indaba's community of more than 1,100,000 musicians worldwide. The winner will then be picked from all submissions by a jury of music industry tastemakers that includes Rush's A&R with SRO Anthem, Andy Curran. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, two tickets to see Rush perform at the tour's final stop on August 1 in Los Angeles, two meet-and-greet passes for the show, a meeting with an ole creative representative, a limited edition Fender Squire Rush bass, and a lyric video for their cover that will be promoted on the ole YouTube channel. The second place winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a Rush swag pack, and the third place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a Rush swag pack.

"Rush fans span every generation, and we're excited to see the expression that the Indaba community can give to these great songs," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole.

"Rush has had a profound impact on music and those who love it over the past 40 years, and we're excited to celebrate that legacy with this contest," said JJ Rosen, CEO of Indaba Music. "There's no better way to honor your influences than by putting your own spin on the songs you love, and we're thrilled to give our community the chance to do just that with some of Rush's best tracks."

"Rush fans are loyal diehards and very passionate about the band's music. Many of them are extremely creative in how they reinterpret the band's songs," said Rush A&R Rep Andy Curran. "The Rush catalog, which spans over 40 years, is such a great body of work, and to see their music taking on new life through the hands of other musicians is a very cool concept."

To enter the contest, visit http://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/rush-40th-anniversary-cover-competition.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $400M 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 45,000 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, Beyonce, 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, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 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, and Marty Dodson. 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 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.

For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.

About Indaba Music:

Indaba Music is a technology platform and marketing services company home to a community of over 1,100,000 musicians worldwide, from emerging artists to Grammy Award winners. Indaba Music provides musicians with opportunities ranging from remix competitions to licensing placements to branded marketing programs.

Indaba Music client campaigns have featured artists and brands including Daft Punk, Christina Aguilera, Red Bull, Snoop Dogg, Sony Electronics, Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Yo-Yo Ma, Microsoft, Paul Simon, Converse, Foster The People, Bacardi, and Usher.

For more information, visit www.indabamusic.com.

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