ole Nashville Songwriters Top Country Charts in US and Canada Simultaneously
Adam Hambrick (left) and Gavin Slate (right)
TORONTO, ON - ole, the world's fastest growing rights management company, announced today ole Nashville songwriters Adam Hambrick and Gavin Slate have their first number one hits on both sides of the border. Dan + Shay's single "How Not To" (Warner Bros. / W.A.R.) co-written by Adam Hambrick, Kevin Bard and Paul DiGiovanni topped both the US Billboard Country Airplay and US Mediabase Country charts this week. James Barker Band's single "Chills" (Universal Music Canada) co-written by Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, James Barker and Donovan Woods, also hit number one on the Mediabase Canadian Country chart.
"To see two ole writers celebrate their first number 1's in the same week, in two different countries, is extraordinary," said John Ozier, VP Creative, ole. "This truly shows the cross-border capabilities of ole in the country market. It also further accents the continued growth of the Nashville office of ole."
In May of 2011, Adam Hambrick received an introduction email from ole songwriter Jeremy Stover. This opened a series of doors that led Adam to a publishing deal, a duet cut on Justin Moore's album w/ Miranda Lambert ("Old Habits"), and a move to Nashville in 2013 to turn his full focus toward his music. That focus is lending itself to exciting new opportunities and a bright future as a writer and artist. Hambrick currently has singles on the chart by Justin Moore, Jacob Davis and Lindsay Ell.
Toronto native, Gavin Slate has co-written six top tens at Canadian radio including the Gold Certified single, "Here Comes the Thunder," for Tim Hicks which was also featured as the intro song for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. In addition to this, Slate co-wrote and co-produced the debut single for the James Barker Band, "Lawn Chair Lazy," that broke Shania Twain's record for highest radio debut by a new artist.
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ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $540M 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 55,000 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. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company Compact Media - which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world - in a major deal that furthers ole's commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Chris Janson, 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 Group. The division include Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, and 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.
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