ole Songwriters Have Number One Hit with Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan”
ole Chairman and CEO Robert Ott presents plaque and ole #1 iPad to artist Kelsea Ballerini, with John Ozier (ole, VP Creative) and Gilles Godard (ole, VP, Corporate Affairs and Development)
TORONTO, ON (September 13, 2016) – ole, the world’s fastest growing rights management company, announced today country star Kelsea Ballerini’s single “Peter Pan,” which was co-produced by ole songwriter/producer Jason Massey and co-written by ole legacy songwriter Jesse Lee has hit number one on the Billboard Country chart.
“Peter Pan” marks Ballerini’s third single and her third to reach number one on the charts. Ballerini performed the hit on Sunday at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards in Ontario, where ole was recognized for the tenth consecutive year by CCMA as “Music Publishing Company of the Year.”
“Jason Massey and Jesse Lee are some of the best in the industry right now,” said John Ozier, Vice President, Creative at ole. “It’s no wonder that their collaboration with Kelsea Ballerini has resulted in yet another number one song, and ole is very proud to have them as part of our talented team.”
The song was also co-written by Kelsea Ballerini and Forest Whitehead. In honor of the achievement, ole presented Ballerini with a plaque and an ole #1 iPad on Sunday night at the company’s Saloon Jam.
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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