NEWS RELEASES

Compact Media Establishes New Leadership Team with Renewed Focus on Growth, Service & Technology - 2017-05-25
Compact Media, the London-based world market leader in audio-visual, secondary rights management, announced today that Mark Rowland has been elevated to Vice President & General Manager and will lead the business going forward. Andy Harwood also was promoted to Vice President, Business Development. The move signals Compact Media’s renewed focus on growth through the development of broader services and new technology for the benefit of clients.
Singer-Songwriter John Cody to Release Fourth and Final Album Hard Won: The Final Recordings - 2017-05-19
Montreal-based singer-songwriter, John Cody releases his fourth album Hard Won: The Final Recordings (ole red dot / Universal Music Canada) on May 26, 2017. Recorded in 14 studios across three different countries and produced by Dan (Danno) Marnien (Joni Mitchell), GRAMMY Award-winner Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), Bill Bell (Jason Mraz), Blake Manning, Peter Fusco and Cody himself, Hard Won: The Final Recordings is a soul-baring album reflecting on Cody's life with stories of love, heartbreak, fame and coping with illness.
ole and Jingle Punks Partner with Convergent to Deliver In-store Audio Marketing Services - 2017-04-27
ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, in collaboration with its production music division Jingle Punks has partnered with Convergent, an award-winning leader in delivering digital, location-based experiences, in a music distribution and in-store music service agreement.
ole Signs Exclusive Publishing Administration Deal with Richard Marx - 2017-04-06
ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal with performer, songwriter and producer Richard Marx.
Bell Media and ole Announce Worldwide Music Publishing, Acquisition, and Rights Management Partnership - 2017-04-04
Bell Media has joined forces with ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent rights management company, in an exclusive music publishing and administration partnership encompassing Bell Media’s extensive in-house music catalog. With this deal, ole has concluded $20-million in acquisitions in the first quarter of 2017.
ole Digital Provides New Service To Collect Unpaid U.S. YouTube Arrears

Supports effort with bespoke, leading edge tech, Conductor
- 2017-03-22
ole Digital, ole's established YouTube MCN and digital collection division, today shared details of its new ability to collect clients' YouTube royalties earned but unpaid for the period of August 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015. The service is underpinned by Conductor, the company's proprietary data standardization and business intelligence system for maximum collection of royalties.
Stompin' Tom Connors Musical Legacy Finds a Home at ole - 2017-03-16
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has signed an exclusive, worldwide 360 deal to curate the music and personality legacy of iconic Canadian artist Stompin' Tom Connors. Under the deal, ole will manage publishing and master distribution rights, Connor's YouTube presence, merchandising and trademark licensing rights.
ole Signs Exclusive Co-Publishing and Administrative Deal with Destyn Hill - 2017-03-09
ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has signed an exclusive worldwide co-publishing and administration deal with urban music producer-songwriter Destyn Hill.
ole Renews Music Publishing and AVSR Admin Deals with 9 Story Media Group - 2017-01-27
TORONTO, ONTARIO (January 27, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has renewed its administrative deals with 9 Story Media Group, a leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences. As part of the renewal, ole and its Compact division, which was acquired in 2016, will continue to provide music publishing and audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) administrative services to 9 Story.
ole and Super-Producer Timbaland Extend and Expand Their Partnership - 2017-01-23
ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent publishing and rights management company, announced today it has extended and expanded its successful partnership with GRAMMY-winning super-producer, Timbaland. Bluestone, founded in 2012, will continue as a successful pop and urban publishing co-venture of ole and Timbaland. Industry veteran Eric Spence will continue to work with ole to facilitate the future activity of the venture. ole has also expanded its worldwide administrative deal with Timbaland with the addition of YouTube and other digital video platforms.
ole Signs Exclusive Co-Publishing Deal with Blake Bollinger - 2017-01-19
ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent publishing and rights management company, announced today it has signed an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal for future music copyrights with country songwriter Blake Bollinger.
ole Acquires Nashville-based Red Vinyl Music Including Writers Chris Janson, Mark Irwin - 2017-01-11
ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent rights management company, has acquired the catalog, trademarks, and songwriter contracts of Nashville-based independent music publisher Red Vinyl Music, LLC. ole will now control Red Vinyl’s catalog of nearly 3,000 songs as well as futures for songwriters Chris Janson, Mark Irwin, and Pavel Dovgalyuk. The catalog includes the top 5 Tim McGraw song, “How I’ll Always Be,” which was co-written by Janson and ole songwriter Jeremy Stover, and the top 25 Chris Janson song, “Holdin’ Her.”
ole Adds Respected Artist Manager Tracey Singer to Label Services Division - 2016-12-14
ole, one of the world’s leading independent music publishing and rights management companies, announced today that Tracey Singer has joined the company as Senior Director, Label Services. Singer will report directly to ole CEO and Chairman Robert J. Ott.
Arcadia Entertainment, ole’s First-ever Client, Renews Worldwide Deal for Third Time - 2016-11-21
ole, one of the world’s leading independent music publishing and rights management companies, announced today it has secured a third renewal extension with Canadian TV entertainment company, Arcadia Entertainment Inc. Arcadia is ole’s first-ever client, originally signing with ole for worldwide administration in 2004. The renewal agreement will expand the partnership, granting ole administrator rights to Arcadia’s Master Sound Recordings and AV Works on YouTube and other Digital Video platforms.
ole receives ASCAP Awards during Country Music Awards Week - 2016-11-08
ole, one of the world’s leading independent music publishing and rights management companies, enjoyed a triumphant week in Nashville as a number of the company’s singles and songwriters won ASCAP Country Awards and Country Music Awards. ole songwriters Matt Rogers and Mike Dekle, respectively, earned ASCAP Country Awards for their #1 singles “We Went” by Randy Houser and “One Hell of an Amen” by Brantley Gilbert.
ole Hosts Mission:Possible Event to Celebrate Head Office Move & 12 Years of Success - 2016-10-31
ole, one of the world’s leading independent music publishing and rights management companies, hosted a private event on Thursday, October 27 titled “Mission:Possible” to celebrate the company’s recent head office move to the top of 120 Bremner Tower, an ultra-modern 26,000 sq. ft. space in Toronto’s vibrant tech and media district. The event also celebrated ole’s twelve consecutive years of growth and success in the music publishing and rights management industry.
‘Rush | Time Stand Still’ Rocks Canadian Cinemas on November 3rd Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content

ole and Cineplex Events Present the Legendary Rock Band’s Highly-Anticipated Documentary and Much More
- 2016-10-05
ole, in partnership with Cineplex Events and Landmark Theatres, is set to bring an epic cinema event with legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Rush, to fans nationwide with “Rush | Time Stand Still” starting on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. This event, narrated by Paul Rudd, provides an intimate look into the band’s sold-out and possibly final (“R40”) tour and the unique relationship Rush has with their devoted fans. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – remains one of the most popular, inventive and influential groups in rock history, and this event is a night for their passionate and loyal fans to celebrate their storied career.
ole Acquires Compact Media - 2016-09-29
ole the world’s fastest-growing independent publishing and rights management company, announced today it has acquired rights management company Compact Media in a major deal that furthers ole’s commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.
ole Promotes Chris Giansante to Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration - 2016-09-27
ole the world’s fastest-growing, independent publishing and rights management company, announced today that Chris Giansante has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration. In this newly created position, Giansante will oversee and set the strategic direction and accountability framework for the combined global Finance and Administration teams. He will report to ole CEO and Chairman Robert Ott.
ole Announces $500 Million USD Credit Facility
Represents largest credit facility in the independent music publishing industry in recent years
Credit facility to fuel growth
- 2016-09-15
ole (“the Company”), the world’s fastest growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today it has secured a $500 million USD credit facility from 12 U.S. and Canadian banks led by Los Angeles-based City National Bank (“CNB”). ole will use the facility to fund future acquisitions.
ole Songwriters Have Number One Hit with Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” - 2016-09-13
ole, the world’s fastest growing rights management company, announced today country star Kelsea Ballerini’s single “Peter Pan,” which was co-produced by ole songwriter/​producer Jason Massey and co-written by ole legacy songwriter Jesse Lee has hit number one on the Billboard Country chart.
ole Wins Tenth Consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award at 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards - 2016-09-12
ole, the world’s fastest growing rights management company, has been named “Music Publishing Company of the Year” at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, continuing the unprecedented run for an independent company of 10 consecutive Music Publishing Company of the year awards. The live telecast was held yesterday during a live broadcast at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.
ole’s 2nd Annual ‘on the spot’ Signs Maddison Krebs to ole-red dot Artist Development Program - 2016-09-10
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has announced the signing of Madison Krebbs to its successful red dot artist development program after she was named the winner of ole’s 2nd Annual on the spot competition, held during Canadian Country Music Week.
ole’s red dot Artist Development Program Accelerates With Action by Artists George Canyon, Katia Zuccarelli, Josh Thompson and Sam Grow - 2016-09-09
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has announced several major developments for its successful red dot artist development program. red dot brings together ole’s broad infrastructure in support of talented developing artists, providing instant exposure and opportunities in a business where the development process often takes years.
ole Re-Signs Country Songwriter/Producer Phil O’Donnell to Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal - 2016-09-08
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, announced it has re-signed the hit country songwriter producer Phil O’Donnell to a worldwide co-publishing deal.
ole Signs Exclusive Deal with Singer/​Songwriter Jacob Powell - 2016-09-07
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed an exclusive deal with singer/songwriter Jacob Powell.
ole Nashville Cuts Top the Charts, Recorded by Elite Artists in 2016 - 2016-09-06
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, continues to see ole Nashville and its many talented songwriters demonstrate great success. Achievements through Q3 of 2016 include chart-topping hits, 25+ international singles, and dozens of cuts recorded by elite artists in the US and Canada.
ole Signs Exclusive Administration Deal with Country Singer/Songwriter JJ Lawhorn - 2016-07-22
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, and New Kid on the Block Entertainment LLC have signed a deal that gives ole exclusive administration rights to singer/songwriter JJ Lawhorn.
ole and RED Creative Group Sign Worldwide Administration Deal with Country Singer/Songwriter Travis Denning - 2016-07-15
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, and RED Creative Group LLC have signed a deal that gives ole exclusive administration rights to singer/songwriter Travis Denning.
ole Extends Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Country Artist Meghan Patrick - 2016-06-29
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, announced it has picked up its option on Canadian country music artist Meghan Patrick to extend the existing, worldwide co-publishing deal. Patrick first signed with ole in 2015, augmenting her previous deal with ole and ole co-venture partner Jackoby Music. Patrick is also a Warner Music Canada recording artist.
Entertainment One and ole Complete Worldwide Music Publishing Rights Management Deal - 2016-06-22
Global independent studio and music company Entertainment One (eOne) has signed a landmark worldwide administration deal with ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company.
ole Composer Jeppe Riddervold Wins at 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards - 2016-05-16
ole composer Jeppe Riddervold was honored at the 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards with a BMI Cable Television Music award. The annual event was held on May 11th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
John Ozier Promoted to Vice President, Nashville Creative for ole - 2016-05-03
John Ozier has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Nashville Creative for ole.
Haley Reinhart Releases Sophomore Album "Better" April 29th on ole and red dot - 2016-04-29
The acclaimed singer-songwriter Haley Reinhart has announced the release of her sophomore album, Better, April 29th on ole and red dot. It features the current title track single, "Better," which had its exclusive video premiere on Billboard and is already being enthusiastically supported by iHeartRadio.
ole Announces $100,000 Contribution to MusiCounts Band Aid Program - 2016-04-25
As announced at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards in Calgary on April 2, ole, the world's fastest growing rights management company, is making a $100,000 contribution to MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). The contribution will support the MusiCounts Band Aid Program, which provides musical instruments and equipment to school music programs in need across the country. Since MusiCounts' establishment in 1997, over $9,000,000 has been awarded to help support music education in Canada.
ole's Timbaland and Jingle Punks Win ASCAP Screen Music Awards - 2016-03-28
ole songwriter Timbaland and Jingle Punks, ole's branded music company, have received ASCAP Screen Music Awards at the 31st annual event, held March 24th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Timbaland took home the Top Network Television Series award for his work as Executive Music Producer of hit FOX drama "Empire," while Jared Gutstadt, Matt Chambless, and Jeff Peters of Jingle Punks accepted the Top Television Series award for their composing work to massively popular NBC singing competition "The Voice."
ole Signs Chart-Topping Country Songwriter Tony Martin - 2016-02-24
TORONTO, ON (February 24, 2016) – ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has inked a deal with Tony Martin, one of the most successful writers in Nashville. His songs include 15 #1 hits – such as "Time Is Love" by Josh Turner, the Most Played Song of 2012, and "Banjo" by Rascal Flatts – as well as eight Top 5 and five Top 10 tracks.
'Imagem Production Music' Rebrands to 'Cavendish Music' - 2016-02-15
Imagem Production Music, one of the most respected production music companies in the U.K., is embracing its heritage and rebranding to Cavendish Music.
ole Renews Worldwide Admin Deal with National Film Board of Canada - 2016-02-11
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has renewed its worldwide administration deal with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), an agency of the Government of Canada that produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries, and alternative dramas.
ole Acquires 5 Alarm Music - 2016-02-09
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has acquired 5 Alarm Music, an important independent production music library, adding to what is already one of the most comprehensive production music resources in the world. The move adds 130,000 controlled tracks to ole's existing production music library, which now totals over 750,000 controlled tracks.
ole-Bluestone Signs Worldwide Administration Deal with Singer/​Songwriter Douglas Makuta - 2016-01-28
ole-Bluestone, the music publishing co-venture of ole and super-producer Timbaland, has signed a worldwide administration deal with singer/songwriter Douglas Makuta. The Brooklyn-based Makuta has written and produced for various artists and projects including John Oates, Ron Carter, Paul Simon, Bleu, Art Garfunkel, and Mike Viola and is lead singer of the soulful pop-rock band MAKUTA (which includes 3 band members, Jane, Aleata, and Rose), which will release its second EP digitally through ole's red dot in 2016.
ole Signs Deal for Co-Publishing and Digital-Video Rights to Latest Coney Hatch Album - 2016-01-27
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a deal with Canadian rock band Coney Hatch that gives ole co-publishing rights, co-ownership of masters, and exclusive digital video rights to the band's 2013 album, Coney Hatch Four, which was released more than three decades after their first recording. ole previously secured the masters, publishing, and digital A/V rights to the band's back catalog through acquisitions of the Anthem Entertainment Group and the Mark-Cain publishing catalog. This deal brings Coney Hatch's latest album under the ole umbrella, uniting the band's discography behind a single company and allowing for maximum promotional opportunities.
ole Signs Songwriting Ace Jeff Trott - 2016-01-26
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a co-publishing agreement and catalog purchase with acclaimed songwriter Jeff Trott. Jeff's credits include chart-topping singles "If It Makes You Happy," "Every Day Is a Winding Road," Soak Up the Sun," "My Favorite Mistake," and "There Goes the Neighborhood" for Sheryl Crow and numerous other successful co-writes.
ole Expands Worldwide Admin and A/V Deal with Children's TV Production Company Sinking Ship Entertainment - 2015-12-10
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has extended and expanded their worldwide administration and A/V deal with Sinking Ship Entertainment, an award-winning production and new media company responsible for the popular children's TV shows "Annedroids," "Dino Dan," and "Odd Squad" as well as the upcoming "Dino Dana."
ole Inks Publishing Admin Deal with Rising Indie Label Reviver Records - 2015-11-20
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has signed an exclusive administration agreement with the publishing arm of Reviver Records, LLC.
ole-Last Gang Publishing Co-Venture Signs Worldwide Admin Deal With Award-Winning Electronic DJ/Producer Ryan Hemsworth - 2015-11-18
The ole-Last Gang Publishing co-venture has signed a worldwide administration deal with Canadian DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth. Under the deal, ole-Last Gang will handle royalty collection for Hemsworth's full catalog of albums, EPs, and singles.
ole Acquires Anthem Entertainment Group, Home of Rush, and Launches ole Label Services - 2015-11-10
ole has acquired Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, and other artists. Anthem will continue to operate as a label under the ole label services banner, which includes its recently launched artist incubator red dot, and signals ole's official push into the label services, master acquisition and artist development space.
ole Signs Co-Publishing Deal With Jeppe Riddervold and Jamerica for LEGO Music - 2015-11-03
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a worldwide co-publishing and futures deal with the film and TV music company Jamerica LLC and its Founder, the Danish Music Director and Composer Jeppe Riddervold, who has served as Music Director for the popular LEGO children's cartoon series, including LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, which was just nominated for the BAFTA 2015 Kid's Vote Award as well as earning Riddervold an International Animated Film Society Annie award nomination for best music in an animated TV series in 2015, and LEGO Elves. Under the agreement, ole will also become the exclusive administrator of Jamerica and Riddervold's digital A/V rights.
ole-Bluestone Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Producer and Songwriter Milli Beatz - 2015-10-07
ole-Bluestone, the music publishing co-venture of ole and super-producer Timbaland, has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with producer/songwriter Jetmir Salii, professionally known as Milli Beatz. The agreement gives ole-Bluestone co-publishing rights to Milli's catalog, which includes tracks on upcoming albums from Tink, Zendaya, and Bryson Tiller, among others.
ole Signs Worldwide Administration Deal With Liberty Stone Records, Home of Award-Winning Country Artist Scotty James - 2015-10-01
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has expanded its relationship with Canadian country music label Liberty Stone Records. The companies signed a worldwide administration deal that gives ole exclusive administration of Liberty Stone Records' copyrights, augmenting their pre-existing relationship in which ole served as Liberty Stone Records' distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The label is the home of country pop artist Scotty James, who won a Canadian Radio Music Award for Mainstream AC Artist in 2013 on the strength of his Top 20 single "Wanna Be Loved."
ole and Red Creative Group Sign Worldwide Publishing Deal With Country Singer/Songwriter Adam Hambrick - 2015-09-23
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, and Red Creative Group, the publishing venture of ole songwriter Jeremy Stover, have signed a worldwide publishing deal with up-and-coming country singer/songwriter Adam Hambrick. Under the deal, ole will handle global co-publishing for Hambrick's future copyrights.
ole Wins 9th Consecutive CCMA Award for Music Publishing Company of the Year; ole writers Gord Bamford and Phil O'Donnell Named Songwriters of the Year - 2015-09-14
ole made history at this year's Canadian Country Music Awards on Sunday, September 13, claiming the longest win streak of any publisher, major or independent, by taking home its ninth consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award. ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Phil O'Donnell, Jeremy Stover and Lindi Ortega also fared well at the ceremony, resulting in a total of seven wins for ole and ole-affiliated acts. ole co-founder, Chairman and CEO Robert Ott was also honored with the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effort in assisting the aims and initiatives of the Canadian country music industry internationally. He was presented with the award at a private industry event held earlier in CCMA Country Music Week.
ole's Successful 'red dot' Artist Development Program Signs 'on the spot' Winner Katia Zuccarelli - 2015-09-12
Katia Zuccarelli signs her ole red dot development deal after the inaugural 'on the spot' competition. Left to right: ole Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Goddard, ole songwriter and 'on the spot' judge April Geesbreght, ole Chairman & CEO Robert Ott, Katia Zuccarelli, General Manager, ole Nashville Creative John Ozier, ole Creative Director Ben Strain, and ole Creative Manager Emily Mueller
ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Buddy Owens for New Gord Bamford Single, "Don't Let Her Be Gone" - 2015-09-11
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has inked a worldwide single-song co-publishing deal with award-winning country singer/songwriter Buddy Owens for his stake in ole songwriter Gord Bamford's new single, "Don't Let Her Be Gone." Bamford, who will compete for six CCMA Awards this year, will perform the song at the awards ceremony on September 13th.
ole Expands Co-Publishing Deal with Country Singer/Songwriter Gord Bamford - 2015-09-11
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has expanded its worldwide co-publishing deal with 19-time CCMA winner & 2013 CMA Global Artist of The Year country singer/songwriter Gord Bamford. The deal extends ole's previous co-publishing agreement with Bamford for future recordings and gives ole control of all co-publishing rights to Bamford's 2013 album, Country Junkie, as well as his as-yet-untitled upcoming album, which will be released in early 2016.
George Canyon Signs with ole for Worldwide Publishing, Masters, and Catalog - 2015-09-10
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, is expanding its relationship with country singer/songwriter George Canyon, inking a worldwide co-publishing agreement that includes Canyon's back catalog and future copyrights.
ole Announces Finalists for 'on the spot' Competition During 2015 CCMA Country Music Week on September 12

Gord Bamford to open event with live performance
- 2015-09-08
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has announced the eight finalists who will perform live at the inaugural on the spot competition during CCMA Country Music Week on September 12th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Dome in Halifax, NS.
ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Chart-Topping Songwriter and Producer Phil O'Donnell - 2015-09-02
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with songwriter Phil O'Donnell covering current and future copyrights. O'Donnell has written three #1 country singles for Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Montgomery Gentry and also produced Craig Morgan's six-week #1 country hit, "That's What I Love About Sunday," which was the most played country song of 2005.
ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Country Artist Meghan Patrick - 2015-09-01
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with rising Canadian country music artist Meghan Patrick. The agreement covers existing and future music copyrights from Patrick and augments her previous deal with ole and ole co-venture partner Jackoby Music. Patrick recently signed a recording agreement with Warner Music Canada.
ole Recruits Brian Holdcroft as Vice President of Acquisitions - 2015-08-24
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has secured Brian Holdcroft to fill the new role of Vice President of Acquisitions. Holdcroft, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is a Mergers and Acquisitions professional with nearly two decades of relevant experience, last serving as Director of Finance - Acquisitions & Projects at the CBI Health Group where Brian oversaw over 40 acquisitions that contributed to more than tripling the size of the company. ole welcomes Brian's experience to this new leadership role within ole's acquisitions team, which has already concluded more than $450 million in acquisitions. Holdcroft will be based in ole's Toronto office reporting directly to Ed Killin, EVP Acquisitions.
Mike Whelan Joins ole as Senior Director, Creative - 2015-08-17
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, announced today that Mike Whelan has joined the company's Nashville office as Senior Director, Creative. Mike joins ole from Sony Music Publishing, where he worked with writers and artists including two time BMI writer of the year Casey Beathard, Tony Martin, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, and Luke Bryan. He will report to John Ozier, ole's GM of Nashville Creative.
ole to Launch Artist Development Program With First 'on the spot' Event at Canadian Country Music Week - 2015-08-13
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, will build on its success developing the careers of now major-label artists Charlie Worsham, Josh Dorr, and Sam Grow as well as talented up-and-comers Jordan Davis and Haley Reinhart with a new artist development program. The program will launch with the inaugural on the spot competition, which will be hosted by ole during CCMA Country Music Week on September 12th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Dome in Halifax, NS. The event will give unsigned artists a chance to dramatically jumpstart their career, with the winner receiving a deal with ole that includes music publishing, EP recording production, YouTube audio-visual management, and support from ole's world-class creative staff, a total value of up to $40,000.
ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal With Super-Producer Timbaland - 2015-07-29
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has expanded its deal with renowned GRAMMY Award-winning super-producer, songwriter, and solo artist Timbaland from administration to a worldwide co-publishing agreement. Timbaland and ole began working together in 2012, and the relationship has progressively expanded to include not only Tim's ever-growing catalog of hits but also an expanding roster of new songwriting talent through the ole-Bluestone publishing co-venture.
ole and Writers Receive 16 Nominations at 2015 CCMA Awards; Robert Ott Will Receive the 2015 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award - 2015-07-27
ole and ole current songwriters Gord Bamford, George Canyon, Jordan McIntosh, and Lindi Ortega, as well as legacy writers Jeff Coplan and Dean Brody are set for another strong showing at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards after receiving a total of 16 nominations. In addition, ole co-founder, Chairman & CEO Robert Ott will receive the 2015 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award. This CCMA Award of Achievement recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effort in assisting the aims and initiatives of the Canadian country music industry internationally.
ole and Indaba Music Announce Winners of Rush 40th Anniversary Cover Contest - 2015-07-09
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, and Indaba Music have announced the winners of their joint cover-song contest in honor of legendary rock band Rush's 40th anniversary.
Ian Thornley Signs With ole

Deal Includes Both Catalog and Future Compositions for the Big Wreck Singer/Songwriter
- 2015-06-29
Ian Thornley, the accomplished solo artist and lead singer/songwriter for hit Canadian rock band Big Wreck, has signed a worldwide, co-publishing deal with ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company.
ole Songwriter/Producer Timbaland Named ‘Songwriter of the Year’ at 28th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards - 2015-06-26
Held on June 25th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, this star-studded event honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2014 R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts. Many icons were honored that night, with three ole writers being recognized for their outstanding musical contributions.
ole Scores Two Wins at 26th SOCAN Awards - 2015-06-24
The 26th SOCAN Awards were held in Toronto on June 22, as the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada honored the year’s top achievers. ole was well represented, taking home two trophies.
ole Extends Deal with Chart-Topping Country Songwriter Marty Dodson - 2015-06-22
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has extended its deal with long-time songwriter Marty Dodson, who joined the company back in 2010 as part of ole's acquisition of the Blacktop Music Group. The new agreement covers worldwide co-publishing for Dodson's future songs and exclusive administration of his digital video rights. Throughout his career, Dodson has written several #1 songs on the Billboard Country Chart, including Billy Currington's "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" (which spent two weeks at the top) and "Let Me Down Easy" as well as Kenny Chesney's "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven."
The Stars Shine Bright at ole’s Listening Session - 2015-06-15
Seasons change in a very good way at ole, with quarterly Listening Sessions that bring the company together with its wide network of musical friends to celebrate the success of the previous months as well as the highlights of what’s in the pipeline for the future.
ole Inks Publishing Deal With Chart-Topping Songwriter April Geesbreght - 2015-06-09
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed multi-genre songwriter April Geesbreght to a worldwide publishing deal. Currently based in Nashville, she wrote CCM artist Aaron Shust's "My Hope Is in You," which spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Christian chart. She has also written songs in the pop, country, and children's genres in addition to tracks for TV and film projects.
ole Signs Publishing Deal to Develop Up-and-Coming Singer/Songwriter Jordan Davis - 2015-06-05
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed up-and-coming singer/songwriter Jordan Davis to a worldwide publishing deal that includes his existing copyrights as well as future compositions. The company will also help to develop Davis' career.
ole and Indaba Music Celebrate Rush's 40th Anniversary with Cover-Song Contest - 2015-05-05
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, is teaming with Indaba Music to launch a special cover-song contest in celebration of iconic rock band Rush's 40th Anniversary Tour, which kicks off May 8 in Tulsa, OK.
ole Acquires Mark-Cain Publishing Catalog, Including Masters from Major Canadian Rock Bands - 2015-03-30
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has acquired Anthem Entertainment Group's Mark-Cain publishing catalog, including the associated master recordings of Taurus Records. ole will now control a catalog of publishing and masters for more than 40 albums from Canadian artists such as Max Webster, Ian Thomas, Lawrence Gowan, The Reason, Coney Hatch, Boys Brigade, Rikers, Spoons, and Aerial.
ole Acquires Jingle Punks - 2015-03-23
ole has acquired Jingle Punks in a transaction that creates one of the world's largest production music libraries and that underpins Jingle Punks' juggernaut brand with global reach via ole's distribution network and world-class infrastructure. The deal folds ole's PML repertoire into Jingle Punks and doubles Jingle Punks' repertoire offering for clients. Jingle Punks' deep, customer relationship and end-to-end Creative service capability is now augmented by a serious acquisitions war chest. Jingle Punks also gains the ability to offer client's access to ole's advanced proprietary, global Rights Management platform while Jingle Punks achieves economies of scale. The combination opens cross-platform business development and services opportunities for both companies. Projected NPS by the end of 2015 for the combined entity exceeds 45M.
ole Signs OTT and Digital Administration Deal With Cineflix Media - 2015-02-11
ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, is expanding its involvement in the over-the-top (OTT) digital video market through a new deal with Cineflix Media. By virtue of the agreement, ole becomes Cineflix Media's financial partner in its emerging OTT distribution business. ole will also handle the administration and channel management of all Cineflix content on digital video platforms such as YouTube.
ole and Songwriter Timbaland Win GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Song "Drunk in Love" - 2015-02-09
ole and ole songwriter Timbaland took home the GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Song at last night's 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony for Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" featuring Jay Z. Timbaland was part of the songwriting team behind the hit track, which is certified Platinum and reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the second Best R&B Song GRAMMY in a row for ole and Timbaland, who also co-wrote and produced last year's winner, "Pusher Love Girl" by Justin Timberlake.
ole Promotes Chris Giansante to General Manager of Administration - 2015-01-28
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has appointed Chris Giansante to General Manager of Administration, a portfolio change from his previous position in ole's Acquisitions department. In his new role overseeing Administration, Giansante will work with ole's global admin team to improve client service and data analytics, refine ole's online portal, and manage ole's digital collections and services. He will also ensure that ole maximizes royalty collections from its catalog and those the company administers, with a focus on leveraging ole's proprietary technology for improved royalty data analysis to uncover every opportunity for royalty income.
ole Acquires 2101 Songs Catalog, Including Hit Songs from One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, and More - 2015-01-12
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, acquired the 2101 Songs catalog from RedOne Productions, adding more than 1,000 pop and urban songs to ole's catalog. Founded by renowned producer, songwriter, and musician Nadir Khayat, also known as RedOne, 2101 Songs was created to be a publishing home for developing and established songwriters and producers, resulting in collaborations on hits such as "Starships" (Nicki Minaj), "Live While We're Young" (One Direction), "On the Floor" (Jennifer Lopez), "Who's That Chick" (David Guetta and Rihanna), and "Rain Over Me" (Pitbull and Marc Anthony).
ole Receives Indie Publisher of the Year Award From AIMP - 2014-12-12
The Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) presented its prestigious Indie Publisher of the Year Award to ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent rights management company, at the AIMP LA Chapter Awards, Mixer & Benefit held on December 11th at BMI’s offices in Los Angeles. It was the first time that ole has received the award.
ole Inks Deal With Recording Artist Jordan Rager - 2014-12-11
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, and Blue Chrome Key Publishing have inked a deal that gives ole worldwide administration rights to singer/songwriter Jordan Rager. After appearing on The Voice at the age of 17, Rager was pegged as a sure-fire country star by judge Blake Shelton. Since then, he has toured with Justin Moore and played shows with Kip Moore, Casey James, Love & Theft, Gretchen Wilson, Bo Bice, and David Allen Coe. Rager recently signed a record deal with Broken Bow Records and is currently recording his debut album with producer Jeremy Stover, a fellow ole songwriter.
ole and Songwriter Timbaland Receive GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best R&B Song - 2014-12-09
ole and ole songwriter Timbaland were nominated for a GRAMMY Award today during The Recording Academy's day-long rollout. The winners will be announced on February 8th at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
ole Adds Over-the-Top Video Licensing to Its Services for Amberwood Entertainment - 2014-11-10
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has expanded its relationship with long-term rights management client Amberwood Entertainment to include direct licensing of over-the-top (OTT) video, such as Netflix and Hulu. Under the agreement, ole will have the exclusive right to license and exploit the titles in territories under Amberwood's control, which include major children's brands such as RollBots, The Snow Queen, Zeroman, Hoze Houndz, and Katie & Orbie.
ole Acquires Catalog, Futures and Digital Rights of Country-Chart-Topping Singer/Songwriter Rory Fee - 2014-10-24
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, completed a deal to bring past and future compositions by country singer/songwriter Rory Feek under the ole banner. In addition, ole signed Joey Martin, Rory's wife and partner in the duo Joey+Rory, to a worldwide catalog and writer admin deal and obtained the digital rights to the pair's television variety show, The Joey+Rory Show, on RFD-TV.
Singer/Songwriter Haley Reinhart in Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal With ole - 2014-10-22
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has expanded its deal with singer/songwriter and American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart, which previously resulted in multiple sync placements on Lifetime TV, James Cameron's Years of Living Dangerously, ABC's Rookie Blue, and the feature film Step Up Revolution, among others. Under the new agreement, ole will gain worldwide co-publishing rights to Reinhart's existing catalog and future compositions. ole will also provide support for the recording of a new EP.
ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Alternative Rock Group Ok Mayday - 2014-09-24
ole-bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between ole and iconic super producer Timbaland, have completed a worldwide co-publishing deal with alternative rock group Ok Mayday. Band members David Bollmann, Kelly Bollmann, Matt Osborn, and Stephen Lee are accomplished songwriters who have worked with artists such as Timbaland, Keri Hilson, J-Cole, and Nashville Grammy producer Paul Moak, and songwriter Dave Elkins. They have also written tracks in multiple genres ranging from rock to R&B, metal, country, and pop.
ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Hip-Hop and R&B Producer Maurice "Velly" Conaway - 2014-09-24
ole-bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between ole and iconic super producer Timbaland, has completed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Maurice "Velly" Conaway, a hip-hop and R&B producer, songwriter, and musician from Baltimore, MD, who has worked with R&B and hip-hop artists Twista, Busta Rhymes, and Mya along with Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo. He has also scored the independent film Incomplete and worked on TV soundtracks for the Oxygen and Lifetime networks.
ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Chart-Topping Gospel Songwriter David Bratton - 2014-09-24
ole-bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between ole and iconic super producer Timbaland, has completed a worldwide co-publishing deal with David Bratton, a prominent gospel songwriter who wrote the hit single "Every Praise" for Hezekiah Walker. The song, which is included in the deal, has spent 26 weeks at #1 on the 2014 Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart.
ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Up-and-Coming Artist/Rapper/Songwriter Justin "Capo" Andrews - 2014-09-24
ole-bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between ole and iconic super producer Timbaland, has completed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Justin "Capo" Andrews, an up-and-coming artist, rapper, and songwriter who is attracting serious attention from numerous industry suitors and tastemakers.
ole Wins Eighth Consecutive CCMA Award for Music Publishing Company of the Year - 2014-09-09
On the occasion of the company's 10th anniversary, ole continued its unprecedented win streak for an independent company at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs), taking the Music Publishing Company of the Year Award for the eighth consecutive year.
ole Digital Inks Major Online Music Publishing Deal With Moraine Music Group - 2014-09-08
ole Digital, the online rights management service from ole that ensures rightsholders receive every penny they have earned from plays on digital platforms such as YouTube, has signed a new deal with Moraine Music Group, which owns the rights to compositions by Canadian country music star and 2014 CCMA Award nominee Johnny Reid. Under the agreements, ole Digital will collect online music publishing royalties on behalf of Moraine.
ole Proud to Be Part of Garth Brooks Comeback Story - 2014-09-04
"People Loving People," a song co-written by Chris Wallin with busbee and Lee Thomas Miller during Wallin's time as an ole songwriter, is now on radio stations around the world as the lead-off single from Garth Brooks' first album of all-new material since 2001's Scarecrow. Within one day of release, "People Loving People" is already a Top 30 track on U.S. country radio, according to Mediabase.
Invictus Entertainment Group and ole Announce Launch of Bankable Star Music Publishing - 2014-09-04
Global rights management company ole and Invictus Entertainment Group/Big Star Recordings, the top promoter, management and agency in Canada, are proud to announce the new venture Bankable Star Music Publishing. The venture will be focused on global rights collection and providing opportunities for sync and artist cut placements to its roster of singer/songwriters.
ole Celebrates 10 Years, Brings Top Artists and Songwriters to Edmonton for the CCMA Awards - 2014-09-01
ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, George Canyon, and Jeff Coplan, who each received multiple CCMA nominations, along with Dave Turnbull, Denny Carr, and Gilles Godard will be on hand to celebrate the independent music publishing company's 10th anniversary at the 2014 CCMA Awards, which will be held on September 7 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during Country Music Week.
ole Signs Hit Songwriter/Producer Jeremy Stover and Acquires Catalog - 2014-08-26
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has signed hit songwriter/producer, Jeremy Stover and acquired his song catalog, including several #1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Based in Nashville, Stover is a frequent collaborator with fellow country artist Justin Moore, a partnership that has produced hit tracks such as "Lettin' the Night Roll" and "Small Town USA," which both topped the chart, as well as "Backwoods," "Till My Last Day," and "How I Got to Be This Way," which all reached the Top 20. He also wrote and produced the #1 country hit "Wherever You Are" for Jack Ingram and wrote the Top 20 track "Wildflower" by The JaneDear Girls.
ole Signs Deal with Up-and-Coming Songwriter/Producer Jason Massey - 2014-08-13
ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has signed a deal to add rising songwriter/producer Jason Massey to its rapidly expanding roster. Massey has written songs with Sony Music Entertainment recording artist Ryan Griffin as well as Black River Entertainment artists John King and Kelsea Ballerini, who he is also co-producing.
ole and Writers Nominated in 27 Categories at 2014 CCMA Awards - 2014-07-28
ole and ole songwriters proved to be a favorite with the 2014 Canadian Country Music Awards, receiving a total of 27 nominations. ole itself will compete for its eighth consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award, while ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Jeff Coplan, Lindi Ortega, and Johnny Reid were nominated in multiple categories. Brody and Bamford also received the second- and third-most nominations of any performer with six and five each, respectively.
ole and Writers Honored at 25th SOCAN Awards - 2014-06-19
At the 25th annual SOCAN Awards, ole and its songwriters Dean Brody, Johnny Reid, Alan Frew, and Marty Dodson were honored with Country Music Awards for the tracks "Canadian Girls," written by Brody, and "Fire It Up," written by Reid, Frew, and Dodson. The latter three then took the stage to perform a powerful rendition of "Fire It Up" with Glass Tiger and vocal group Countermeasure.
Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' Co-Writer Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal with ole - 2014-06-09
Continuing a string of major catalog acquisitions, ole has finalized a worldwide administration deal with Nashville-based music publishing and artist development company Artist Revolution that brings the catalog and futures of acclaimed Country songwriter Jesse Rice to ole, which will handle administration duties. The deal includes Florida Georgia Line's hit single "Cruise," which was co-written by Rice and has sold nearly 7 million copies as of April 2014, overtaking Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" as the best-selling Country digital song of all time. The track also spent 24 weeks at the top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart, the longest reign in the chart's 69-year history.
ole in Worldwide Music Publishing Deal for Rush Catalog - 2014-05-28
ole has purchased Core Music, the 40-year home of Rush’s music publishing, and will manage the music publishing affairs of the band for the foreseeable future. Says ole Chairman and CEO Robert Ott, “ole is very honored to have been chosen by Rush to manage their incredible living legacy and to be a partner in their ongoing creative journey in music publishing. ole looks forward to working hard to ensure that Rush’s music continues to find new and wider audiences.”
ole Hires Leo V. Williams as General Manager of Creative (Los Angeles) - 2014-05-09
ole, one of the world's foremost rights management companies, has hired Leo V. Williams IV as General Manager of Creative (Los Angeles). Williams will be responsible for heading up ole's Los Angeles Creative functions, reporting directly to Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO.
ole Acquires Music Publishing and Masters Catalogs of Nu Image and Millennium Films - 2014-03-05
ole is pleased to announce that it has acquired the music publishing and audio master catalog of independent American film production house, Nu Image/Millennium Films. The catalog includes compositions from over 100 films including "The Expendables" franchise, 16 Blocks, The Big Wedding, The Black Dahlia, Drive Angry, Conan the Barbarian, Homefront, The Iceman, Olympus Has Fallen, The Mechanic, and Rambo IV, among others.
ole and Timbaland earn GRAMMY for Best R&B Song - 2014-01-27
"Pusher Love Girl," the Justin Timberlake song co-written and co-produced by ole writer Timbaland, earned a GRAMMY in the Best R&B Song category at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards. It is Timbaland's third GRAMMY and ole's second, having received its first GRAMMY in 2009 in the Country Song of the Year category for Taylor Swift's "White Horse," co-written by ole legacy writer, Liz Rose.
ole Digital Division Enters Partnership With YouTube - 2013-12-17
ole, one of the world's foremost rights management companies, has entered into publishing and sound recording A/V partnerships with YouTube as part of its ongoing initiative to fully manage its client and owned interests online. Last week ole announced that its newly formed ole Digital division welcomed former Naxos CEO, Jim Selby as its new chief.
Jim Selby joins ole Digital as SVP - 2013-12-10
ole Digital announced today that Jim Selby, former Naxos CEO, has joined as the division's inaugural Senior Vice President. Under his leadership ole Digital will ensure that ole is at the forefront of online rights management, collections, content and business development by actively representing the interests of the company's clients and owned assets across all online platforms.
Timbaland/ole Earn GRAMMY Nomination for Best Rap Song - 2013-12-09
Timbaland and ole have earned a nomination at the GRAMMY Awards in the Best Rap Song category for "Holy Grail," Jay Z's international hit featuring Justin Timberlake, co-written and co-produced by ole writer Timbaland. The track also got a nod in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Timbaland is also co-writer/co-producer on the Justin Timberlake song "Pusher Love Girl," nominated as Best R&B Song.
New ole Digital Division to Manage Client Rights Online - 2013-12-05
ole, one of the world's foremost rights management companies, has launched ole Digital, a new division that will ensure ole is at the forefront of online rights management, collections, content and business development by actively representing the interests of ole's clients and ole's owned assets across all online platforms.
ole Signs Worldwide Admin Deal with American Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Billy Falcon - 2013-12-03
ole has concluded a worldwide admin deal with American singer/songwriter/producer, Billy Falcon. The agreement includes multiple cuts on the 2013 Bon Jovi album, What About Now, including the lead-off single, "Because We Can."
ole Celebrates CMA Week With BMI and SESAC Awards - 2013-11-08
ole celebrated CMA Week with BMI and SESAC awards for the radio and chart success of writers Ryan Tyndell and Monty Powell. At the 61st annual BMI Country Awards, held at BMI's Nashville offices in the heart of Music Row, "Springsteen", co-written by ole songwriter Ryan Tyndell, was honored as one of the past year's most-performed country songs on U.S. radio and television.
ole Adds $135-Million for Acquisitions - 2013-10-09
ole, one of the world's foremost rights management companies, has concluded a syndicated financing with 7 U.S. banks to add $135-million in debt capital to ole's capital structure. In its 9th year of operation, ole has made $275-million of equity investments across various classes of intellectual property assets.
ole Mourns Loss of Co-Chairman Tim Laing - 2013-09-27
We are profoundly saddened to announce that Tim Laing, co-founder and co-Chairman of ole, passed away on the evening of September 26 following a battle with cancer. He was 63. Tim was that rare breed of industry executive whose genius for business was equally matched by his artistic sense and passion for music. “I’m a sucker for a great voice, a great song, great piano and someone who wears their heart on their sleeve,” Tim commented recently in relation to a song by ole writer Clare Reynolds. He was as attuned to ole’s creative roster as to the company’s bottom line.
ole Extends Music Rights Management deal with Cineflix Media Inc. - 2013-09-26
ole has extended its existing music co-publishing and A/V Secondary Rights deals with Cineflix Media Inc. The companies originally signed a music co-publishing pact in 2009. The new deal sees ole extending its stake in both the Music Publishing and A/V Secondary Rights assets and the continuation of Rights Management services across both categories.
ole Signs Chart-Topping Country Artist, Songwriter Tyler Farr - 2013-09-26
ole, one of the world's foremost music publishing rights management companies, has signed a deal with songwriter and Columbia Nashville recording artist Tyler Farr, whose gold-certified single "Redneck Crazy," from his debut album of the same name set for release on September 30, is currently in the Top 5 and climbing. It was recently named "one of the signature country songs of the summer" by The New York Times.
David Weitzman Promoted to VP, Business Development at ole - 2013-09-19
David Weitzman has been promoted to the position of VP, Business Development at ole. Weitzman was integral to ole's recent acquisition of the Sony Pictures Entertainment music publishing catalog, as well as ole's 2012 deal with Grammy-winning writer, producer and artist Timbaland.
ole Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal with Artist/Songwriter Josh Dorr - 2013-09-18
ole, one of the world's foremost rights management companies, has concluded a worldwide publishing deal for songs written by artist/songwriter, Josh Dorr. The agreement also includes Dorr's catalog of over 150 copyrights.
ole Celebrates 7th Consecutive CCMA Music Publisher Award, Songwriter Honors - 2013-09-09
ole, one of the world's foremost rights management companies, has been honored by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) as Music Publisher of the Year for the 7th consecutive time. This unprecedented achievement for an independent company comes just a few weeks before ole celebrates its 9th anniversary on September 28. It's the longest successful run by an independent publisher in the history of that category at the CCMA Awards.
ole-bluestone Sign Admin Deal With Garland "Sebastian" Mosley - 2013-08-14
ole-bluestone has concluded a worldwide admin deal with Garland Mosley, American songwriter, rapper, and brother of current ole songwriter Timbaland. This is the first deal signed by ole and Timbaland as part of their recently announced co-venture.
Rising Star Brett Kissel to Host ole's Saloon Jam, the Official/Unofficial After-Party of the CCMA Awards - 2013-08-13
Fast-rising country singer and songwriter Brett Kissel, who recently eclipsed Taylor Swift's milestone record at Canadian country radio for most adds in one week with his debut single "Started With A Song," will emcee ole's popular Saloon Jam event which closes out the Canadian Country Music Association's (CCMA) 36th annual Country Music Week in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, September 8.
ole Acquires Better Angels Music Catalog - 2013-07-24
ole has concluded an acquisition of the music publishing catalog of Nashville-based Better Angels Music Publishing Group. The catalog includes copyrights spanning a broad spectrum of music genres including Rock, Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Blues and features more than 2,000 unexploited songs, over 100 commercially-released songs, and several master recordings.
ole in Co-Venture Deal with Global Hit-Maker Timbaland - 2013-07-17
ole has struck a music publishing co-venture deal with iconic super-producer Timbaland, expanding on an earlier publishing deal signed in 2012. Under the deal, Timbaland, doing business as Blue Stone Music Publishing, will co-sign third party writers he sources. Industry veteran Eric Spence, a key member of the Mosley Music Group, the globally successful record label founded by Timothy Mosley (aka Timbaland) in 2005, will be at the helm of the venture's operations.
ole Acquires Sony Pictures Music Publishing Catalog - 2013-07-02
ole is pleased to announce that it has acquired a music publishing catalog comprised of music from Sony Pictures Entertainment's film and television releases between 1993 and 2012. The catalog includes compositions from a variety of TV shows such as "Wheel of Fortune," "Breaking Bad," "Dawson's Creek," "The Nanny," "Rescue Me," and films including "Angels & Demons," "The Da Vinci Code," "Groundhog Day," "Rudy," "Jumanji," "Legends of the Fall," "Moneyball," "Mr. Deeds," "The Patriot," "The Quick and the Dead," "Superbad," "Step Brothers," "Stuart Little," and "Hotel Transylvania," among others.
John Ozier Joins ole's Nashville Team as General Manager, Creative - 2013-04-17
John Ozier has joined ole as its General Manager, Creative in Nashville. Ozier brings a wealth of experience in operating both publishing and record label businesses to ole. At ole Ozier will manage the rapid growth and expansion ole is experiencing and lead the company's mandate of being a leader in the Creative area on Music Row.
Jesse Lee Signs Publishing Deal with ole - 2013-04-16
ole is pleased to announce that it has concluded a worldwide publishing deal of future songs written by singer/songwriter, Jesse Lee. The deal also includes Jesse's existing catalog, comprised of over 40 compositions.
ole Makes Inaugural Contribution to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame - 2013-04-15
ole, the world's fastest growing independent music publisher, has contributed $50,000 to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NASHOF), which is set to open in May as part of the new Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Visitors will be able to see, hear and learn about the contributions and work of Nashville's best songwriters. ole CEO Robert Ott, COO Lou Ragagnin and CCO Gilles Godard were recently on hand to present the check to board members from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation.
"Hangout" With Steven Tyler and ole - 2013-04-10
This week, ole songwriter and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler participated in an ole sponsored Google+ Hangout as part of the ASCAP “I Create Music Expo,” along with ole Senior Director, Synchronization and Licensing, Debra Delshad. During the Hangout, which was lead by music journalist Roger Friedman, Steven shared stories about some of his favorite songs and answered questions from followers on Twitter. Check out the video below and follow ole on Google+ here.
Discovery Extends Administration Deal with ole - 2013-02-21
Discovery Communications Extends Publishing Administration Deal with ole
ole Signs Publishing deal with Clare Reynolds - 2013-01-31
ole Signs Worldwide Co-Pub Deal With Australian Singer/Songwriter, Clare Reynolds
Jackoby Music Signs Publishing Deal with ole - 2013-01-22
Jackoby Music Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal with ole
Highly-Respected Veteran COO Joins ole - 2013-01-14
Highly-Respected Veteran Chief Operating Officer Joins ole
ole Picks Up SOCAN Animated TV Series Music Award - 2012-11-29
ole Picks Up SOCAN Animated TV Series Music Award For Second Straight Year
Timbaland Joins the ole Family - 2012-11-19
Timbaland Signs Worldwide Publishing and Catalog Deal with ole
MusicBox Signs Multi-Year Production Music Deal with Corus Entertainment - 2012-11-15
MusicBox Signs Multi-Year Production Music Deal with Corus Entertainment
ole Enjoys Award-Winning CMA Week - 2012-11-02
ole Enjoys Award-Winning CMA Week
ole Signs Hit Songwriter Brett Jones - 2012-10-16
ole Signs Hit Songwriter Brett Jones
Timbaland Signs Worldwide Publishing and Catalog Deal with ole - 2012-09-21
Timbaland Signs Worldwide Publishing and Catalog Deal with ole
ole MusicBox Launches State-of-the-Art Client Website - 2012-09-17
ole MusicBox Launches State-of-the-Art Client Website
ole Celebrates 6th Consecutive CCMA Music Publisher Award, Songwriter Honours - 2012-09-11
ole Celebrates 6th Consecutive CCMA Music Publisher Award, Songwriter Honours
ole MusicBox Acquires N.Y.-Based Auracle Music Production Library - 2012-08-14
ole MusicBox Acquires N.Y.-Based Auracle Music Production Library
Canadian Court Sides with Tech Giants Over Culture - 2012-07-17
Canadian Court Sides with Tech Giants Over Culture
Harper Government Wages War on Music Business - 2012-07-11
Harper Government Wages War on Music Business
Roots Three/ole Sign Worldwide Co-Pub Deal With Hit Songwriter/Producer Jeff Coplan - 2012-06-27
Roots Three Music and ole have concluded a worldwide co-publishing deal for songs written by hit songwriter/producer, Jeff Coplan.
ole Signs Exclusive Administration Deal With Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler - 2012-06-14
ole Signs Exclusive Administration Deal With Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler
ole Inks Co-Pub and Worldwide Admin Deal With Country Star/Songwriter/Actor, George Canyon - 2012-06-14
ole Inks Co-Pub and Worldwide Admin Deal With Country Star/Songwriter/Actor, George Canyon
ole Writer/Artist Charlie Worsham Signs with Warner Bros. Records - 2012-04-11
ole writer Charlie Worsham, whose development as writer/artist has been guided by ole, has signed a long-term record deal with Warner Music Nashville.
ole Signs CMA Triple Play Award-Winning Songwriter Dave Turnbull - 2012-03-28
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
American Idol Finalist Haley Reinhart Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With ole - 2012-02-23
ole is pleased to announce it has signed a worldwide publishing deal with songwriter and 19 Recordings/Interscope recording artist, Haley Reinhart.
Johnny Reid Chooses ole for Worldwide Publishing Administration; Early Creative Collaboration Nets Hit Single - 2012-02-07
ole has signed a worldwide administration deal with Canadian country star/songwriter Johnny Reid, a three-time recipient of the Canadian Country Music Association's (CCMA) Male Artist of the Year awar
Gord Bamford Signs Worldwide Music Publishing Deal With ole - 2012-01-11
ole has signed star country artist/songwriter, Gord Bamford to a multi-album, worldwide music publishing deal.
ole's Radio and Chart Success Celebrated at CMA Week with 3rd Country Chart Topper This Year, BMI & SESAC Awards - 2011-11-15
ole celebrated CMA Week with the company's third number one country single this year - the Eli Young Band's "Crazy Girl" - along with BMI and SESAC awards for the radio and chart success of writers Ma
Campaign Launched-Stop Corporate Music Piracy - 2011-10-31
On October 24, ole launched its Stop Corporate Music Piracy campaign with a full-page ad in the Ottawa Hill Times. At the same time a companion website ProtectCreativity.ca was unveiled and the messa
The 5th Annual ole pop+urban songcamp in L.A., Co-Presented by Warner/Chappell, Attracts 20 World-Class Songwriters to Historic Westlake Studios for Five Days of Collaborative Magic - 2011-10-04
The 5th annual ole pop+urban songcamp, hosted by ole and co-presented by Warner/Chappell, kicked-off on October 3, 2011 at the historic and storied Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood.
ole's 'Royal Flush': Takes CCMA Music Publisher Honours for 5th Consecutive Year - 2011-09-14
ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, has been honoured by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) as Music Publisher of the Year for the 5th consecutive time.
DHX Media Chooses ole For Worldwide Music Publishing Administration - 2011-07-28
ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers has concluded a worldwide administration deal with the globally recognized Canadian entertainment company, DHX Media Ltd.
oles to the topline Challenge Debuts in L.A. As Renegade Wins ole Single-Song Publishing Deal - 2011-05-19
ole's "to the topline" Challenge event made its debut at the PenUp Songwriter Networking Event at L.A.'s Musicians Institute in late April.
ole Tops US Country Charts For 2nd Time in 3 Months With Dodson's 'Let Me Down Easy' (Billy Currington) - 2011-03-30
ole tops the chart for the second time in three months, this time with the Billy Currington single, "Let Me Down Easy."
oles New Production Music Division, clear, Acquires the Brand, Sub-Pub Assets of Canadas Largest Production Music House, The Music People - 2011-03-22
clear will launch this month as the largest player in this sector in Canada
ole Announce 2011 hitsource Series Generating Copyrights Throughout The Year - 2011-02-28
Up first is the five-day Euro Songcamp in Sweden commencing on February 28th, 2011
ole Signs Admin Deal For W!LDBRAIN Entertainment's Hit Children's Series Yo Gabba Gabba! - 2011-01-31
ole has concluded a North American deal with the award-winning W!LDBRAIN Entertainment for the Administration of the top-rated and critically-acclaimed hit children's series, Yo Gabba Gabba!
ole Acquires Catalogue of Songs by Prolific Pop Hit-Maker, Rami Yacoub - 2011-01-12
Notable copyrights in this deal include: "Oops!...I Did It Again," "Stronger" and "Lucky" from Britney Spears' 2000 Oops!...I Did It Again
The Day the Music Died. "Bill C-32: New Copyright Legislation Leaves Songwriters and Artists Out in the Cold", Says Canada's Largest Music Publisher. - 2010-11-29
"The vast majority of music consumed on the Internet over 90 percent is pirated," observes McCarty, who oversees the day-to-day operations of ole
ole's BMI and SESAC Awards Signal Strong Country Success - 2010-11-18
ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers was honored with three SESAC Country Music Awards and a BMI Country Music Award at presentations made during CMA Week in Nashville
ole 7.0-ole Remains Focused on Acquisitions as It Begins Year 7 - 2010-10-26
Solidly profitable, and with over $100MM USD in acquisitions under its belt, ole continues on an aggressive acquisitions path in 2010/11
The 4th Annual ole pop+urban songcamp in L.A., in Partnership With Bucks and Atlantic Records, Channels 'Ghosts' of Historic Studio to Produce Almost 40 Great Songs - 2010-10-22
The recent five-day ole pop+urban songcamp in Los Angeles, hosted by ole and co-sponsored by U.K.-based Bucks Music Group, two of the world's largest independent music publishers, has resulted in the
oles New Cast of Characters in L.A. - 2010-09-30
ole has a new entourage its gang of four who they believe will take the company to a new level in the Los Angeles market.
ole Signs Multi-Year North American Sub-Publishing Deal With Strengholt Music Group - 2010-09-29
ole has concluded a multi-year North American sub-publishing deal with Netherlands-based, international media and entertainment company, Strengholt Music Group.
ole Honoured as CCMA Music Publisher of the Year for 4th Consecutive Time - 2010-09-14
ole is pleased to announce that the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has honoured the company as Music Publisher of the Year for the 4th consecutive time
Roots Three Music/ole Signs Dean Brody, Emerging Songwriting Talent, Rising Country Star - 2010-09-09
Roots Three Music/ole, a co-venture between ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, and Roots Three, has signed songwriter and Ope
ole Continues Country Success With CCMA Nomination and Lead Single 'Why Wait' From Upcoming Rascal Flatts Album - 2010-08-03
ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, has landed the lead single "Why Wait" from Rascal Flatts' upcoming album Nothing Like This for their new label, Big Machine Records
ole Earns 4th Consecutive CCMA Music Publisher of the Year Nomination - 2010-07-30
ole, the 2009 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Publishing Company of the Year, has been nominated for the fourth consecutive time in the category
ole Acquires the Balance of Canadian Hit Songwriter/Producer David Tyson's Catalogue - 2010-07-28
Having originally purchased David Tyson's share of the number one Billboard hit, "Black Velvet," in 2006 along with other available copyrights, ole has acquired much of the balance of the Canadian hit
Discovery Chooses ole to Handle Publishing Administration - 2010-05-25
ole, one of the worlds largest music publishers, has been chosen by Discovery Communications Inc., the worlds number one nonfiction media company to handle its publishing administration for Canad
Bucks/ole songcamp, featuring Island Def Jam Music Group, Hosts 35 International Songwriters to Craft a Body of great songs! - 2010-05-13
ole and U.K.-based Bucks Music Group, two of the worlds largest independent music publishers, are co-hosting a unique writing initiative to craft hit singles
New Online Portal Allows oles clients 24/7 Access to their Music Publishing accounts. - 2010-05-03
New Online Portal Allows oles clients 24/7 Access to their Music Publishing accounts.
JUNO win a heart-warming tribute to the late ole/tanjola artist Haydain Neale - 2010-04-19
ole/tanjola artist Haydain Neale of jacksoul had his single Lonesome Highway pay him the posthumous honour of a third Juno Award in the category of R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
ole Acquires Blacktop Music Group Publishing Catalog - 2010-04-08
ole is pleased to announce the acquisition of the approximately 4000-song strong music publishing catalog of Blacktop Music Group
ole appoints Connie McNaughton Senior Director, Brand Management - 2010-03-02
ole appoints Connie McNaughton Senior Director, Brand Management
Arthur Buenahora Joins ole as Senior Creative Director, Nashville - 2010-02-24
Arthur Buenahora Joins ole as Senior Creative Director, Nashville
ole Rides Taylor Swift/Liz Rose 'White Horse' to First Grammy Win - 2010-01-31
ole Rides Taylor Swift/Liz Rose 'White Horse' to First Grammy Win
ole Ups Admin Team With Kele Currier - 2010-01-28
ole Ups Admin Team With Kele Currier
ole & Cineflix Announce Co-ownership Of Existing And Future Music Publishing Properties - 2010-01-22
ole & Cineflix Announce Co-ownership Of Existing And Future Music Publishing Properties
ole Adds Nashville Hitmaker Wallin to Star-Studded Roster - 2010-01-13
ole Adds Nashville Hitmaker Chris Wallin to Star-Studded Roster
ole Tops the Year With First Ever Grammy Nomination - 2009-12-10
ole Tops the Year With First Ever Grammy Nomination
3rd Annual pop+urban Songcamp Delivers 40 New Songs in 7 Days - 2009-10-21
3rd ANNUAL ole pop+urban songcamp DELIVERS 40 NEWS ONGS IN 7 DAYS
ole Named 2009 CCMA Music Publisher of the Year - 2009-09-17
ole Named 2009 CCMA Music Publisher of the Year
ole/Scholastic Media Ink TV Deal - 2009-07-22
ole and Scholastic Media Announce Administration Deal
ole and Cookie Jar Entertainment Seal Co-ownership and Worldwide Administration Pact - 2009-07-22
ole and Cookie Jar Announce Worldwide Deal
Michael McCarty Joins ole as President - 2009-07-06
Mike McCarty Named President of ole
David Weitzman Joins ole Los Angeles - 2009-06-16
David Weitzman Joins ole Los Angeles
ole/BMG Sign Creative Pact - 2009-06-09
ole/BMG Sign Creative Pact
Spear Upped to Senior Creative Manager - 2009-05-05
TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce that effective immediately Elizabeth Spear, located in oles Toronto office, has been promoted to Senior Creative Manager
ole Launches musicnow - State-of-The-Art Song Search Database - 2009-05-04
Toronto: ole, Canadas largest independent music publisher is pleased announced the launch of musicnow, the companys new state-of-the-art song search database.
ole Announces Worldwide Deal With Out of the Blue for Hit Preschool Property Super WHY! - 2009-04-27
Toronto: ole is pleased to announce a worldwide administration deal with New York-based Out of the Blue Enterprises, creators of the top-rated, literacy-powered animated preschool series, Super WHY!.
ANNE ATCHESON JOINS ole AS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CHAIRMAN AND CEO - 2009-04-16
Toronto: Effective April 13, 2009, Anne Atcheson joined ole as Executive Assistant to Chairman and CEO Robert Ott. The position is now permanent, replacing the four year ole-sponsored Executive Assist
ole Names Qiana Conley as New Creative Director West Coast - 2009-03-20
Los Angeles: ole is pleased to announce that beginning April 6th Qiana Conley, formerly of Notting Hill Music Group, will be joining the ole Creative team in LA as Creative Director West Coast.
ole/tanjola INKS DEAL WITH MULTI-PLATINUM WRITER/PRODUCER ALEX GREGGS - 2009-02-20
TORONTO: ole and its music-publishing co-venture tanjola are pleased to announce the signing of multi-million selling songwriter, producer and remixer Alex Greggs to a worldwide co-publishing deal.
ole Purchases WGBH Music Rights - 2009-02-20
TORONTO: ole , the globally competitive Canadian independent music publisher, has purchased a worldwide majority ownership interest in the music rights of the catalogue of WGBH, the largest producer of television and on-line programmin
ole TANJOLAS SHILOH SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC - 2009-02-18
NEW YORK: Recent ole tanjola addition and Universal Music Canada recording artist Shiloh has signed a U.S. deal with Universal Republic, home to artists Cobie Caillat, 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse and others.
ole Wins Two SESAC Awards For Liz Rose/Taylor Swift Hits - 2009-02-18
Nashville, TN: ole is proud to be the recipient of two SESAC Nashville Music Awards for the chart-topping Taylor Swift hits "Picture To Burn" and "Teardrops On My Guitar."
ole Inks Deal with CCI Entertainment - 2009-02-02
TORONTO: ole , the Toronto-based, globally competitive independent Canadian music publisher, has entered into a worldwide co-ownership music rights agreement with Canadian film and television producer CCI Entertainment.
ole Signs Livetronic Pioneers 'The New Deal' - 2009-01-21
TORONTO -- (November 3rd, 2008) Music Publisher ole has struck a worldwide sync-and-master-representation deal with Toronto-based livetronic pioneers The New Deal.
Josh Turner's 'Me and God' Lands ole First ASCAP Award - 2009-01-14
Nashville: ole is pleased to announce that the company has received its very first ASCAP Award honoring the most performed country songs of the year.
ole Pop/Urban Songcamp Creates Over 40 Songs - In a Week! - 2008-12-02
LOS ANGELES: The ole Pop/Urban Songcamp is a weeklong songwriting summit that featured some of the most successful Canadian, U.S. and U.K. songwriters. This year in a single week over 40 new songs were generated for album, film and TV
ole Names Veteran Music Publishing Exec Gary Calderone V.P. Admin - 2008-12-02
LOS ANGELES: ole is pleased to announce the appointment of respected veteran music publishing executive Gary Calderone, C.P.A. (B.S.) to the position of Vice-President, Administration, effective immediately.
ole Repeats as CCMA Music Publisher of the Year - 2008-10-24
WINNIPEG/TORONTO: For the second successive year, ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association Music Publisher of the Year.
ole Announces Executive Appointments - 2008-10-24
TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce the appointment of Gilles Godard to Chief Creative Officer for the company and Sean Mulligan as General Manager, Los Angeles, effective immediately.
ole Signs Shiloh to Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal - 2008-10-07
TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce the signing of promising Universal Music recording artist Shiloh to a worldwide co-publishing deal through its tanjola co-venture.
ole Buys Award-Winning Jody Williams Music Catalogue - 2008-09-19
TORONTO/NASHVILLE: ole is pleased to announce the purchase of the Jody Williams Music catalogue, adding over 3,300 titles to its 35,000-song catalogue, including a trio of Top 10 hits from next week's No. 1 U.S. country music album Ta
ole Signs Juno-Award Winner Rupert Gayle - 2008-09-19
TORONTO: With the announcement of his direct signing to ole , Juno-Award winner Rupert Gayle is enjoying a homecoming of sorts.
ole Signs Nashville Songwriter Kelly Archer - 2008-07-21
NASHVILLE: Kelly Archer, who has recently placed country songs with Jason Aldean, Jo Dee Messina, Danielle Peck and Aaron Tippin, has signed a multi-year worldwide publishing deal with ole .
ole signs J.C. Smith to a worldwide co-publishing deal - 2008-07-08
TORONTO: Expanding a relationship that began two years ago when he was a principal of Sound Of Pop, ole   has signed songwriter J.C. Smith to a multi-year, worldwide co-publishing deal.
Mark J. Feist, multi-platinum writer/producer, inks worldwide co-publishing deal with ole - 2008-07-03
LOS ANGELES: On the eve of his new song "No Man, No Cry" -- about to drop March 25 as the single for Kelly Rowland’s upcoming digital release Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe -- ole is pleased to announce the signing of Los An
Studio B Productions Signs Worldwide Admin Deal with ole - 2008-03-27
TORONTO: Vancouver's Studio B Productions Inc., a production subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd. and a leader in the field of kids’ entertainment, has signed a multi-year worldwide television music royalty administration agreement with ole
ole Seals Co-Publishing Deal With Jack Lenz and Lenz Entertainment - 2008-03-20
TORONTO: Canadian independent music publisher ole is pleased to announce the signing of award-winning Toronto composer and producer Jack Lenz and his diversified creative services company Lenz Entertainment Inc. to a multi-year, world
ole Announces Co-Venture With L.A.'S Five K Entertainment Group - 2008-03-19
LOS ANGELES: Music publisher ole , is pleased to announce the signing of a co-venture agreement with Victor Murgatroyd, former Vice-President of A&R j records.
ole Announces Worldwide Administration Agreement With Peace Arch Entertainment - 2008-03-19
TORONTO: ole , Canada’s largest independent music publisher is pleased to announce a worldwide distribution deal with Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. The agreement will open up additional revenue opportunities for Peace Arch
ole signs Roger Springer - 'Thank God For Believers'- And Mark Chesnutt's Favorite Songwriter - 2008-02-15
NASHVILLE: International music publisher ole has added ASCAP-Award-winning Roger Springer to its songwriting ranks.
ole Inks Multi-Year Admin Deal with Ellis Entertainment - 2008-01-29
TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce it has secured multi-year North American administration deal with Ellis Entertainment, one of Canada's foremost independent producers for the global television market.
ole Signs Cuppa Coffee to TV Admin Deal - 2008-01-22
TORONTO: ole has signed the award-winning multi-disciplinary animation studio Cuppa Coffee to a multi-year deal to administer their music rights.
Temple Street Productions Signs Worldwide Admin Deal With ole - 2008-01-17
TORONTO:  ole is pleased to announce the signing of Toronto-based Temple Street Productions to a multi-year worldwide administration agreement.
Veteran Nashville Songwriter Gilles Godard Joins Ole As Chief Creative Officer - 2007-12-17
NASHVILLE: ole is pleased to announce that veteran Nashville songwriter Gilles Godard has joined the ole Nashville team as Chief Creative Officer. In his new role Gilles will manage ole ’s Nashville Creative acti
Ole Buys Music Rights To Pbs Peabody-Award-Winning Arthur - 2007-12-03
LOS ANGELES: ole the multinational full-service, Canadian-based music publisher has purchased WGBH Boston’s share of the music rights for Arthur, the six-time Emmy-award winning PBS Kids® animated series about the beloved an
OLE INKS WORLDWIDE FRANTIC FILMS MUSIC ADMIN DEAL - 2007-10-23
TORONTO/WINNIPEG: ole , the Toronto-based 2007 CCMA Music Publishing Company of the Year, is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-year worldwide music administration deal with Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Frantic Films.
ole NAMED MUSIC PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR BY CCMA - 2007-10-23
TORONTO: In just its third year of operation, ole has been named 2007 Music Publishing Company of the Year.
OLE SIGNS TEBEY OTTOH TO WORLDWIDE CO-PUBLISHING DEAL - 2007-09-26
TORONTO: ole is pleased and proud to announce the signing of songwriter and recording artist Tebey Ottoh to a worldwide co-publishing agreement.
ole Hosts Canadian POP/URBAN Songcamp - 2007-09-14
TORONTO: For the first time in Canada ole hosted a five day POP/URBAN songwriting camp at Phase One Studios. Running from July 30 to August 3, the event brought together 24 of the top pop and urban writers from Canada the U.S. and around the world.
OLE NOMINATED FOR CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR SECOND YEAR RUNNING - 2007-09-06
ole /Roots Three Music's Doc Walker Also Earns Four CCMA Award Nominations
ole Signs Mladen To Exclusive Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal - 2007-09-04
TORONTO: Three-time Juno Award nominee Mladen is the latest songwriter to join the ole family, signing an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Canada's largest and fastest growing independent music publisher.
ole Signs Summerhill Television To Admin Deal - 2007-08-08
TORONTO: ole, Canada's largest and fastest growing globally competitive independent music publisher, has inked an exclusive TV administration deal with Toronto production and distribution company Summerhill Television, home of Pretty
Emmy-Award Winning Composer Tom Harriman Finds Creative Freedom With ole - 2007-08-02
LOS ANGELES/TORONTO: Tom Harriman, a veteran Emmy-Award winning, L.A.-based composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose credits include animated series Bratz and the widely syndicated Baywatc
SONGWRITERS REELED IN THE BIG FISH
During The 2nd Annual ASCAP/ole Songwriters' Fishing Tournament
- 2007-07-12
May 22, 2007 : ASCAP in conjunction with ole, sponsored the 2nd Annual ASCAP/ ole Songwriters’ Fishing Tournament held during the 12th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival in Key West, Florida on Friday, May 4. It
ole Acquires Matt Morris's Top 40 Hits - 2007-06-21
Toronto: ole, the largest independent Canadian-owned, full-service, multi-national music publisher is pleased to announce the acquisition of Matt Morris’s songs within the Logrhythm catalogue.
ole-PorchLight Entertainment Selects ole To Provide Global Music Admin Expertise - 2007-06-21
LOS ANGELES: Canadian-owned ole , the country's largest independent music publisher, is proud to announce a multi-year pact to administer the worldwide music rights of Los Angeles-based PorchLight Entertainment, a multi-faceted produce
ole buys worldwide Benjamin Bear and Rollbots music rights - 2007-06-21
TORONTO: The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear has just become part of the music publishing world of ole .
ole Bolsters Catalogue With Alan Jackson Hit - 2007-06-21
TORONTO/NASHVILLE: ole , the largest Canadian-owned independent music publisher, is delighted to announce the purchase of four songs -- including the 2004 Top 5 hit "Monday Morning Church" by Alan Jackson -- from Nashville-ba
ole Adds Lexx Score And Marsfilm Music To Its Vast Catalogue - 2007-06-21
TORONTO: The score of the popular globally syndicated and highly acclaimed sci-fi TV series Lexx has a new home.
ole Forecasts Sunny Days For Lighthouse Catalogue - 2007-05-11
TORONTO: ole, Canada's largest independent music publisher, is proud to announce the purchase of the complete hit library -- that's songs and master recordings -- of Juno-award-winning Canadian pop legends Lighthouse.
ole/Last Gang Ink 'Rock Star Supernova' Deal - 2007-03-24
TORONTO: ole /Last Gang Publishing is pleased to announce a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Dominic Cifarelli for his interest in the song "Headspin," co-written by Rock Star Supernova front man Lukas Rossi and destine
ole Signs Admin Deal with Digby Music - 2007-03-10
ole is pleased to announce that it has signed a worldwide administration deal with Digby Music, Digby II and Jon Slan Publishing. Jon Slan is an award winning composer who has provided music for hundreds of hours of television for Lio
ole Recruits Banham For TV Admin and Special Projects - 2007-01-19
TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, respected music industry veteran Bill Banham is under contract to assist in developing the "majorly indie" Canadian music publisher's TV administration busines
ole Extends Nelvana Strategic Partnership - 2007-01-16
TORONTO: Canadian-owned independent music publishing giant ole is pleased to announce that it has extended its strategic partnership with Nelvana Limited, a global leader in crafting quality animation and a leading international producer
ole Scores 'Beautiful' Sub-Publishing Deal With London's Bucks Music Group - 2006-10-20
LONDON: James Blunt's No. 1 smash " You're Beautiful ," the drum'n bass stylings of Mercury Award-winner Roni Size, jazz songs by Cleo Laine and recent tunes by Simple Minds are just some of the selections ole now offers its Canadia
ole Proudly Earns First Nomination For CCMA Music Publisher Of The Year - 2006-10-10
TORONTO/SAINT JOHN: Emphasizing ole 's exceptional commitment to Canadian country music and a banner year in terms of activity, the Toronto-based "majorly indie" music publisher has scored its first major Canadian Country Music Associatio
ole and IB Entertainment sign Urban Co-Venture Agreement - 2006-10-10
TORONTO: ole and Ivan Berry, Chairman & CEO of IB Entertainment have entered into a Co-venture where the two companies will partner to acquire urban song catalogues and develop urban song writers.
Recent Deals Build ole's Country Music Momentum - 2006-10-04
NASHVILLE: With the signings of songwriter, producer and Sixwire front man Steve Mandile to a multi-year co-publishing deal and a separate administration pact with the Dubois/ Extreme Music Group, Canadian indie music publishing giant ole
ole Flaunts The Sound Of Pop With Three-Year Admin Deal - 2006-10-04
TORONTO: ole , the proudly Canadian "majorly indie" music publisher with offices in Toronto, Nashville, Los Angeles and the U.K., is pleased to announce an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Sound Of Pop Inc., a Toronto-based publishin
ole Expands Agreement with Jack Lenz and Lenz Entertainment - 2006-10-04
TORONTO: ole , Canada's largest independent music publisher, is thrilled to announce a broadening of its agreement with noted Toronto composer and television producer Jack Lenz and his diversified creative services company Lenz Entertainment Inc
ole Inks Multi-Year Amberwood And Breakthrough Admin Deals - 2006-07-11
TORONTO: ole , the proudly Canadian, Toronto-based independent music publisher with offices in Los Angeles, London and Nashville, has expanded its list of prestigious administered properties by two: Amberwood Entertainment and Breakthroug
ole + ASCAP: A Reel Fulfilling Partnership - 2006-06-26
With the help of our friends at ASCAP, ole made a big splash and a great introductory impression among a gathering of Nashville's country songwriting elite at the 11th Annual Key West Songwriting Festival, held May 3-7.
With Catalogue Share Purchase, ole is 'Already There' - 2006-06-22
NASHVILLE: With the purchase of a share in the Josh-Nick catalogue by eminent Grammy-winning songwriter Frank Myers, Canadian indie music publishing giant ole adds the chart-topping Lonestar smash "I'm Already There" and 10
Carr Helps Steer Road Hammers To Juno Victory - 2006-05-25
HALIFAX: 10-4 good buddies: ole , the Canadian independent music publishing giant, heartily congratulates The Road Hammers for winning its well-deserved Juno on April 2 for Country Recording Of The Year for its debut album The Road Hammer
ole Signs 'Restless' Writer Willie Mack - 2006-05-18
NASHVILLE: ole , the "majorly indie" Canadian music publisher with offices in Toronto, Nashville, Los Angeles and the U.K., is proud to announce the addition of songwriter and aspiring recording artist Willie Mack to its songwriting roster.
ole Signs Billboard Chart-Topping Writer/Producer Derek Brin - 2006-05-15
TORONTO: ole , Canada's largest independent music publisher, is thrilled to announce the signing of songwriter Derek Brin -- currently riding a hot streak as a co-author of Jaheim's "Daddy Thing," a cut on the New Jersey R&B singer's rec
ole & NFB Sign Worldwide Music Rights Deal - 2006-05-01
TORONTO: ole is thrilled to announce a landmark pact with The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)/Office national du film du Canada (ONF) .
ole Canadian Music Publishing Internship Program - 2006-04-05
TORONTO: ole , is pleased to announce the creation of the ole Music Publishing Internship Program. Ole has launched the program in partnership with its partner the Management Recruiting firm, corso, mizgala + French . We are proud
ole Signs Admin Deal With CCI Entertainment - 2006-03-27
TORONTO: ole announces the company has entered a worldwide multi-year television administration deal with award winning Toronto-based producers and international distributors Cambium Catalyst International (CCI) Entertainment Ltd.
ole/RGK Commit To Nashville - 2006-03-23
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ole Ventures Into Nashville with Roots Three Music - 2006-03-23
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Can Canadians Build International Publishing Powerhouse in a Year? - 2006-03-23
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ole & Devine Seal TV Admin Deal - 2006-01-26
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ole Acquires David Tyson Catalogue - 2006-01-26
TORONTO: ole is proud to announce the acquisition of a prestigious collection of songs, including the Rock and Country classic Black Velvet , with the purchase of the David Tyson Catalogue. 'Black Velvet' co-written by Tyson was a number
Kinnie Starr Signs to Last Gang Publishing - 2006-01-17
TORONTO: ole is proud to announce the second signing to the ole / Last Gang Publishing co-venture, "Kinnie Starr".
Nelvana & ole Strike a Chord - 2006-01-17
Toronto, Canada : Nelvana announces that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Canadian-owned music publisher ole .
Scarlett Signed to Worldwide Deal - 2005-12-15
TORONTO: ole is proud to announce the signing of "Scarlett" to a worldwide publishing deal. Tammy Flynn a.k.a. Scarlett ( www.scarlettmusic.biz ) grew up in rural Nova Scotia and f
ole At the CMA Awards in NY - 2005-11-22
NY: The ole crew and friends made it's way to the 39th Annual CMA awards in New York City. From Left to right are Shane Barrett, Songplugger Nashville: Robert Ott, ole Managing Partner Toronto, Robin Ott (Wife): Tammy Watson, CARAS: Ron
ole Expands Presence in UK - 2005-11-22
ole has expanded in the UK and Europe with the addition of Hussain Yoosuf (a.k.a. Spek) to the ole team. Spek, based in London, will be responsible for sourcing acquisitions and for promoting the ole catalog in the UK and Europe.
ole Signs Songwriter Ben Dunk - 2005-10-03
ole is pleased to announce the signing of hit song writer Ben Dunk to a co-publishing deal.
Panurge Signs to Last Gang Publishing - 2005-09-21
TORONTO : ole is proud to announce the first signing to the ole / Last Gang Publishing co-venture. Rock Group "Panurge" born of the musical experiments of Daniel Byrne, Chris Lovell, and Jon Schubert in the summer of 2000,
ole Signs Songwriter Jim Huff - 2005-08-31
ole is delighted to announce the signing of songwriter/producer Jim Huff to a co-publishing deal.
CMN Spotlights ole - 2005-08-01
Candian Music Network - Indie Spotlight June 9 - June 15, 2005
ole in @Music Row - 2005-07-20
The following appeared in @Music Row on May 20, 2005.
Corb Lund Headlines ole Party at Banff TV Festival - 2005-07-07
BANFF : Juno award winner alternative country artist Corb Lund headlined the recent ole party at the Banff Television Festival. The evening saw television producers and network executives from across Canada and the U.S. gather to have som
Sean Mulligan Joins ole in LA - 2005-06-23
ole is delighted to announced that Sean Mulligan has joined the ole team to represent the Company's catalog in Los Angeles. Sean will represent the ole catalog and writers to producers, management and labels in LA.
ole Signs Songwriter Gerald O'Brien - 2005-06-03
ole is pleased to announce the signing of the highly successful award winning songwriter Gerald O'Brien. O'Brien, who makes his home in Nashville Tennessee, has written successfully across all genres of music and extensively for film and televi
ole Signs Music Admin Deal with Arcadia - 2005-05-25
ole is pleased to announce the signing of an administration deal with televison producer Arcadia Entertainment. Founded by award winning documentary producer John Wesley Chisholm, Arcadia is a Canadian production company headquartered in Halifa
ole Sr. Partner Ivan Berry Interviewed - 2005-05-24
Re-Published by Permission of Langfield Entertainment
ole Acquires Balmur - 2005-05-24
ole is pleased to announce the acquisition of the prestigious Balmur Music Catalog from Corus Entertainment Inc. Balmur was established in 1972 by Canadian music legend Anne Murray. Corus Entertainment consequently acquired Balmur Music in 2001
ole is Majorly Indie - 2005-05-24
Staffed by industry veterans, with initial financing of $40 million, independent music publisher ole has moved quickly to acquire a diverse catalogue of music and has begun to build a roster of world-class songwriters.
ole Represents ARC Music Group - 2005-05-23
ole is proud to announce the signing of an agreement to sub-publish the prestigious ARC Music Group catalogue in Canada. The ARC Music Group administers and represents the Jewel Music, Conrad, Sunflower and Regent catalogues globally.
ole Co-Ventures with Last Gang - 2005-05-19
ole has entered into a joint venture relationship with Last Gang Publishing to find and develop the world's cutting edge artist/songwriters and take them to higher levels.
ole Acquires Dream Warriors Catalog - 2005-05-19
ole is delighted to announce that acquisition of some of the most intelligent rap music ever produced - namely that of the Dream Warriors.
ole & June St. in Synch for Synch - 2005-05-19
ole and June St. Entertainment of Los Angeles have signed a reciprocal representation agreement that will see June St. represent the ole catalog for sync in LA while ole will represent the June St. reptoire in Canada.
ole Acquires Follese Catalog - 2005-05-19
ole is pleased to announce that it has purchased the back catalog of Keith Follese, one of the most successful songwriters on Nashville's Music Row.
John Wesley Chisholm Signed by ole - 2005-05-19
Noted songwriter and documentary film producer, John Wesley Chisholm has been signed to a co-publishing deal by ole.
ole Acquires Major Country Catalog - 2005-05-19
ole is pleased to announce the aquisition of the Encore Catalog out of Nashville, Tennessee. This prestigious collection of over 2,300 songs contains legacy hits by major song writers such as Keith Follese, Kim Tribble and Rick Ferrell.
ole Signs The Merrymen - 2005-05-18
ole is delighted to be associated with the Merrymen and Treasure Island Publsihing, one of the oldest music publishing companies in the Caribbean. Headed by the legendary Derek Wilkie, Treasure Island Publishing has signed an administrative agr