ole Wins Eleventh Consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award At 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards
ole Songwriter Meghan Patrick picks up Female Artist of the Year Award & Rising Star Award

L to R: ole Manager, Artist & Repertoire Andy Hawke, ole Senior Creative Director Ben Strain, ole Administrative Assistant to the Office of the CEO Kira Sinstead, ole Senior Creative Director Mike Whelan, ole Chairman & CEO Robert Ott, ole VP Creative John Ozier, ole Creative Director Emily Mueller Olson, ole VP Corporate Affairs & Development Gilles Godard

TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 11, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has been named “Music Publishing Company of the Year” at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, continuing its unprecedented streak of 11 consecutive wins in the category. ole songwriter Meghan Patrick also fared well at the ceremony winning the Female Artist of the Year Award and Rising Star Award, resulting in a total of 2 wins for ole.

L to R: ole VP Creative John Ozier, ole Senior Creative Director Ben Strain, ole Songwriter Meghan Patrick, ole Creative Director Emily Mueller Olson, ole VP Corporate Affairs & Development Gilles Godard

The wins are just the latest success in an unprecedented year for ole’s country music division, which achieved two #1 hits in the U.S. (Dan + Shay, Justin Moore), two Canadian #1 hits (James Barker Band, Dallas Smith), and two Top 10 hits in Australia (both from Gord Bamford) this year. The company’s Canadian country music roster has continued to grow this year as well, and now includes Gord Bamford, Clayton Bellamy, George Canyon, Lindi Ortega, Meghan Patrick, and Gavin Slate.

ole is honoured to receive this award from the CCMA community for the 11th consecutive year,” said Robert Ott, Chairman & CEO of ole. “Our world class staff and songwriters work hard every day to deliver great songs to advance the creative output and careers of the great Canadian recording artists we have the privilege to serve.”

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About ole

ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M 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 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 12 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.

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