ole Signs CMA Triple Play Award-Winning Songwriter Dave Turnbull

 TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 28, 2012) -

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ole has signed top-tier Nashville hit songwriter Dave Turnbull. ole has also acquired Turnbull's song catalog which includes three 2011, #1 hits and more than 130 unexploited works and multiple holds by a number of major artists.

Notable copyrights in this deal include Kenny Chesney's "The Boys of Fall," Brad Paisley's "Anything Like Me" and Alabama's "Old Alabama," the three #1 Billboard Hot Country Songs chart hits that brought Turnbull the coveted Country Music Association's Triple Play Award in January of this year.

"Dave Turnbull is one of a select group of writers to have achieved a Triple Play Award for having three number one singles in a 12 month period." says ole Chief Creative Officer Gilles Godard. "He is a creator of timeless songs and has the uncanny ability to put into words and music what the rest of the world feels. All of us at ole are pleased to have Dave on board and we look forward to celebrating his next 'triple play' together."

"It's great to join the ole team!" comments Dave Turnbull. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with Gilles Godard, Arthur Buenahora, Mike Sebastian, Matt Turner and the rest of their hardworking, innovative creative staff. ole represents an amazing group of writers and I look forward to what we can all accomplish together in the years to come."

Turnbull has had additional chart success with some of country music's A-list artists. His hits include Montgomery Gentry's #1 single, "Lucky Man"; Blake Shelton's "The More I Drink"; Darryl Worley's "If Something Should Happen"; Craig Morgan's "That's Why," the title track for his fifth album; Trace Adkins' "Marry For Money" and "Arlington," the moving tribute to "the military men and women who have given that last full measure for our country," as Adkins puts it, inspired by Turnbull's chance meeting with the father of U.S. Marine Corporal Patrick Nixon, the first soldier from Tennessee killed during the war in Iraq.

Dave Turnbull moved to Nashville to pursue a songwriting career in 1993 after attending the United States Naval Academy Prep School and graduating from Virginia Tech University with a degree in Economics. He signed his first publishing deal in 1997.

Turnbull appears at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in a special Songwriter Session on April 14 at 11:30 a.m.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004, and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of 40 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with operations in the U.S. (MusicBox) and Canada (clear).

ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past five years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse." Other recent notable ole awards include: SESAC 2011 Country Performance Activity Award for "Til Summer Comes Around" (Monty Powell/Keith Urban); three BMI 2011 Most Performed Songs Awards for "Fearless" (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift); "Why Wait" (Jimmy Yeary, Tom Shapiro) and "Let Me Down Easy" (Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler) ; 2011 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" (Steven Lee Olsen, Bruce Wallace); 2011 SOCAN Domestic Television Series Music Award "Busytown Mysteries" (Peter Coulman, Carl Lenox, David Tedesco); and 2011 SOCAN Award for 100,000 Radio Performances of Lighthouse's "Sunny Days" and "Pretty Lady" (Skip Prokop).

The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $115MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Rami Yacoub, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, CCI and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That."

ole is committed to the creative development of its 60+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).

ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online client account transparency portal, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to modernizing its client services and to leading-edge IT.

Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles "Fearless," "White Horse," "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn," "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; and "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" by Britney Spears; Pink's "You and Your Hand"; "It's Gonna Be Me" from 'N Sync'; "Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Tim McGraw's "Something Like That."

ole owns or represents up to 150,000 production music tracks within its MusicBox and clear libraries. With 9 staff in North America, ole's Production Music division delivers excellent customer service and quality Creative on a leading edge IT platform. Our production music division leverages ole's established Administration, Finance and IT services.

ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.

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Kathryn Gatto
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