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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2015) -

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 is proud of our on the spot finalists and looking forward to watching them perform live at the event," said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. "on the spot will bolster our already successful artist development efforts and provide a massive career boost for our winner."

The finalists will perform an original song in front of a panel of expert judges from ole's Nashville Creative staff along with ole songwriter April Geesbreght. The winner will receive a deal with ole's successful artist development program 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. The program has already led to major-label deals for ole songwriters Josh Dorr and Charlie Worsham, and others such as Sam Grow and Haley Reinhart are currently being developed.

The event will kick off with a live performance from ole songwriter and Sony artist Gord Bamford, who is nominated for six CCMA Awards this year, including Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Video of the Year, and Record Producer of the Year as well as the 2015 Fans' Choice Award.

The full list of finalists can be found below.

• Augusta Ray
• Katia Zuccarelli
• Tanya Ryan
• Brea Lawrenson
• Amanda Riley
• Mark Times
• Runaway Angel
• Rachel Layne

Each finalist was required to submit two YouTube videos through the ole on the spot website: one in which they played an original composition and another in which they performed a cover of a song from the ole catalog. A panel of experts then selected the Top 8 to perform live at the event.

For more information about on the spot, visit http://www.majorlyindie.com/onthespot.

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 50,000 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, Beyoncé, 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 400,000 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.

For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.

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