ole Enjoys Award-Winning CMA Week

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2012) -


As Eric Church picked up Album of the Year honors at the 46th annual CMA Awards in Nashville for his platinum-certified record, Chief, it was the culmination of a big evening in that category for ole writers who had seven songs on three of the five nominated records. Among them, ole writer Ryan Tyndell had two co-writes on the winning album as well as a cut on Dierks Bentley's nominated record, Home. ole and its writers also picked up five PRO Awards during the course of CMA Week.

ole's Ryan Tyndell co-wrote Church's #1 platinum single, "Springsteen," which was nominated as Song of the Year and played an integral part in the success of Church's album, Chief, which was Executive-Produced by ole GM Nashville Creative, Arthur Buenahora. The record also contains the Church/Tyndell co-write, "Keep On." "Springsteen," co-written by Church, Tyndell and Jeff Hyde on the ole Bus as part of the ole Write Where U R Tour 2011, ultimately spent two weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. It is also up for Song of the Year honors at the up-coming American Country Awards (ACAs).

Tyndell also co-wrote the track, "Breathe You In," with Dierks Bentley and fellow ole writer Marty Dodson on Bentley's CMA Awards-nominated album Home. Other ole co-writes on the album include "Gonna Die Young" (Bruce Wallace) and "Heart of a Lonely Girl" (Charlie Worsham). ole's Monty Powell co-wrote two songs on Lady Antebellum's nominated album, Own the Night, including "As You Turn Away" and "Somewhere Love Remains."

ole's Ryan Tyndell talks about the incredible ride he has been on following his writing collaboration with Eric Church on the song "Springsteen," up to and including the Album of the Year honors at the CMA Awards: "That's the beauty of writing with a publisher like ole, who utilizes innovative ideas - like the ole Bus - to give guys like me a shot at getting on a big album like Chief. Songwriters don't always get the opportunity to write with a big artist like Eric because they're busy in the studio or headlining big tours."

ole President Michael McCarty, who introduced the idea of the ole Bus, comments, "We make ole's writers available to top artists while they are on the road so they don't have to interrupt their creative flow when they head out to tour. For our writers, it is providing them with enhanced quantity and quality of access to those artists and opening up mutually-valuable new relationships."

ole's Arthur Buenahora, who signed Tyndell and was given thanks by Church during his acceptance speech, says, "We really loved the song ["Springsteen"] when we heard it. Ryan, Jeff and Eric really told a beautiful story and Jay Joyce produced an amazing track."

On the evening of the CMA Awards (Nov. 1), ole held its 5th annual Viewing Party at Events On Third on Nashville's historic Printers Alley from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. where staff and invited guests could mingle and watch the Awards on a big TV screen with top-quality sound system. The following morning, ole threw a Mexican-themed Fiesta under a large tent at the back of the company's Music Row offices on 16th Avenue catered with Mexican food, margaritas and beer to celebrate the end of an eventful week of country music and awards.

ole had ample reason for celebration during a busy CMA Week. At the 60th annual BMI Country Awards and Banquet held at the company's Music Row offices, three ole songs were honored as the past year's most-performed songs in BMI's repertoire including Martina McBride's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," co-written by ole legacy writer Jimmy Yeary; Justin Moore's "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," a co-write of newly-signed ole writer Brett Jones; and Eli Young Band's "Crazy Girl," co-written by ole legacy writer Liz Rose, which was topping the charts during last year's CMA Week.

The Brad Paisley (featuring Alabama) hit, "Old Alabama," a co-write of ole writer Dave Turnbull, was honored at the 50th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center as one of ASCAP's Most-Performed Songs during the period of April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012.

At the 2012 SESAC Nashville Music Awards gala, held at Pinnacle at Symphony Place in downtown Nashville, the Keith Urban song, "For You," a co-write of ole writer Monty Powell, was recognized with a SESAC Award as one of the most popular songs of the past year.

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 45 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with the acquisition of MusicBox and Auracle which have operations in NY, Toronto and LA.

ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past six years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse." Other recent notable ole awards include: Academy of Country Music (ACM) 2012 Song of the Year Award for "Crazy Girl" (Liz Rose/Lee Brice); 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 $145MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs such as: Timbaland, Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Rami Yacoub, Chris Wallin, Richie MacDonald, Balmur, Keith Follese, Brett Jones, 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 6o+ 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 "U + Ur Hand"; "Sexyback," "My Love," and "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake; "Say it Right" and "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado; "Start a Band" by Brad Paisley with Keith Urban; "That's How Country Boys Roll" by Billy Currington; "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" by Justin Moore; "It's Gonna Be Me" from *N Sync; "Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; "Legendary Child" by Aerosmith; "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 libraries. With 10 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.