ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Country Artist Meghan Patrick

Meghan Patrick
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 1, 2015) -

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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 is committed to utilizing our world-class resources to ensure that Meghan gets the worldwide exposure that she deserves for her songs," said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. "We have had tremendous success building the careers of artists such as Charlie Worsham and Josh Dorr, who are both now signed to major labels, via our successful artist development program and look forward to applying the lessons we have learned to Meghan's music as we spread her work both throughout Canada and beyond its borders."

"Having had the opportunity to work with some amazing ole songwriters, I've seen firsthand the passion that ole has for songwriting and artistry, not to mention the Canadian country music scene," said Patrick. "I'm looking forward to working with the ole staff to bring my music to a whole new audience."

"We're excited to expand our deal with ole and Meghan and are looking forward to great things for her," said Jason Klein, co-founder of Jackoby Music and a prominent entertainment attorney. "Meghan is a truly gifted songwriter, and with this additional support from ole, I am confident that she will achieve international success."

Raised in Bowmanville, ON, Patrick was previously a member of the popular roots act The Stone Sparrows and, in 2013, won country radio station KX96's Star Search competition as a solo act. She has written with a variety of major songwriters and recording artists, including Brian Howes, Ryan Stewart, Chantal Kreviazuk, Carly McKillip of One More Girl, Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace, Johnny Reid, Patricia Conroy, Phil Barton, and Jesse Labelle as well as current ole songwriters Marty Dodson, Bruce Wallace, Matt Rogers, Jason Massey, Sam Grow, and Frank Myers. Patrick also performed at the closing ceremonies of the 2015 Parapan Am Games, where she played "Nothing but a Song" and "I Don't Drink Anymore." She is scheduled to perform during CCMA Country Music Week at the Warner Music event on September 10, the Invictus party on September 11, and the ole Saloon Jam on September 12. Patrick is represented worldwide by Ralph James and Nick Meinema of United Talent Agency.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $450M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole's control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. Jingle Punks, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 230,000 tracks in its library.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull, Jeremy Stover, Marty Dodson, and Ian Thornley. ole has ongoing Ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-Bluestone Publishing, ole's venture with global hitmaker Timbaland. ole's legacy catalogs and writers include Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank, and OneWest Bank.

ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.

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