ole Tops the Year With First Ever Grammy Nomination
ole Tops the Year With First Ever Grammy Nomination
TORONTO-ole, one of the world's fastest-growing independent music publishers, earned its first ever Grammy nomination when the candidates for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards were announced December 2nd during a live music special televised by CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
ole publishes the Liz Rose catalog song "White Horse," (co-written by Liz Rose and Taylor Swift) featured on Taylor Swift's No. 1 album Fearless, which is nominated for Best Country Song, and earned Swift a second of eight total nominations in the Best Vocal Performance category.
In addition to the above nominations, Swift's album, Fearless, featuring three ole published songs also co-written by Rose, ("White Horse," "Fearless" and "Tell Me Why"), received a nomination for overall Album of the Year in a category that includes such star power as Beyoncé's I Am...Sasha Fierce, the Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D., Lady Gaga's The Fame and the Dave Matthews Band's Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.
Taylor's recently enhanced re-release of Fearless: Platinum Edition (Oct. 27) saw the addition of two other ole-Rose songs to the album, "Come In With the Rain" and "SuperStar," bringing the total number of ole-published Swift cuts to 13 across four albums: Taylor Swift ("Tim McGraw," "Teardrops On My Guitar," "Picture to Burn," "Tied Together With A Smile," "Stay Beautiful," "Cold As You," and "Mary's Song"); The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection ("Christmases When You Were Mine"); Fearless ("Fearless," "White Horse," and "Tell Me Why"); and Fearless: Platinum Edition.
"We are thrilled to be a part of these Grammy nominations through the talents of Liz Rose and Taylor Swift. Liz and Taylor have had an incredible year and to be a part of such a phenomenal success story is an honour," says Gilles Godard, ole's Chief Creative Officer.
ole would also like to congratulate Swift on her six additional nominations in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
These Grammy nominations follow on the heels of awards earned by ole during last month's CMA Week including: a pair of BMI awards for ole songs "Picture to Burn", from Swift's 2008 self-titled debut album; and "Trying to Stop Your Leaving" (by Brett Beavers/James Beavers, from the Dierks Bentley's 2008 album Long Trip Alone; as well as a SESAC award for "White Horse."
The 52nd annual Grammy Awards show takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.
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ole is one of the world's largest independent, full-service music publishers, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles. ole's team of some 30 experienced industry professionals are focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration.
The ole catalog includes over forty thousand songs and thirty thousand hours of TV music across all genres.
Notable ole awards include: Canadian Country Music Association Publisher of the Year honours for 2007, 2008 and 2009; 2009 SESAC #1 Most Performed Song: "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 BMI Award Most Performed Song: "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" (Brett Beavers/James Beavers); 2009 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Beautiful Life" by Doc Walker; 2009 SOCAN News & Sports Television Programming Music Award for CBC News: Today by composer Jack Lenz; 2008 BMI Award Most Performed Song: "Picture To Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2008 ASCAP Most Performed Song: "Me and God" (Josh Turner); 2008 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for Franklin; 2008 SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for 6Teen; 2008 SESAC Recurrent Country Performance Activity: "Teardrops on My Guitar" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); and 2008 SESAC Country Performance Activity: "Picture to Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift).
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 publishers, songwriters and film & television producers. ole's owned and controlled catalogue in children's television is one of the world's largest.
Staff songwriters and composers include: Jack Lenz, Gerald O'Brien, JC Smith, Rupert Gayle, Bruce Wallace, Tebey, Gilles Godard, Rebecca Everett, Mladen, Willie Mack, Kelly Archer, and Roger Springer. ole also administers for songwriter David Kopatz.
ole co-ventures include Last Gang Publishing, representing artists: Mother Mother, O'Luge, Rides Again, Let's Go To War, Panurge, Murray Yates (Forty Foot Echo), and Steven Dall. Nashville-based co-venture Roots Three Music includes songwriters: Chris Thorsteinson, Murray Pulver and Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker, Steven Lee Olsen and Denny Carr. ole's urban co-venture with tanjola (formerly ib Entertainment) has brought songwriters: Dru, Alonzo, Haydain Neale, Alex Greggs, Justin Forsley and Shiloh to the roster.
Notable copyrights for ole include the Grammy nominated Taylor Swift single "White Horse", as well as, "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn and the iTunes No. 1 Selling Country Song of 2007 "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Kelly Clarkson's Billboard #1 single, "Miss Independent"; "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera featuring Lil' Kim; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday" (2005 Billboard Country Song of the Year); "Shoes" by Shania Twain (from the album Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives); Sean Paul's "Change the Game"; Trace Adkins' "High"; "Long Black Train" by Josh Turner and "It Was Me" by George Strait. Recent ole cuts include "I'm Already There" and "Leaving" by Westlife; "Once In A While" by Akon; "Runnin'" performed by Doman + Gooding and written by Dru and Rupert Gayle; "Streetlights" performed by Kevin Borg and written by Steven Lee Olsen; "Lies" performed by Martina McBride and written by Gerald O'Brien, "S.O.S (Let the Music Play)" performed by Jordin Sparks and co-written by David Kopatz; "Dancing in Circles" performed by Love and Theft and co-written by Roger Springer; "Goodbye You Suck" and "I Remember" by Shiloh, as well as five songs on the latest Road Hammers album.