George Canyon Signs with ole for Worldwide Publishing, Masters, and Catalog

George Canyon
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2015) -

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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.

Over the course of his nearly two-decade career, Canyon has won two Juno Awards and seven CCMA Awards. This year, he is nominated at the CCMAs in the Country Music Program or Special of the Year category for his radio show Down East Country with George Canyon.

"George is a superstar in the Canadian country music scene, and ever since joining ole in 2012, we have expanded that legacy through tireless promotion of his music and ongoing support," said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. "Now, ole is thrilled to take our relationship with George to the next level via master ownership of his forthcoming album and a purchase of his formidable back catalog."

"It's been a pleasure working with ole, and I'm glad to have their support," said Canyon. "ole has been a tremendous partner where it really counts, getting me the opportunity to collaborate with top notch songwriters and pitching me incredible music for my forthcoming album."

Canyon has released 10 albums since kicking off his career in 1996, including the Gold-certified One Good Friend, Somebody Wrote Love, and Better Be Home Soon. In 2004, he was named the runner-up on reality competition TV show Nashville Star 2, on which he was the only Canadian to make the final cut. His accolades include Juno Awards for Country Recording of the Year for "One Good Friend" in 2005 and "Somebody Wrote Love" in 2007 as well as CCMA Awards for Rising Star in 2004, Fans' Choice in 2004, SOCAN Song of the Year for "My Name" in 2005, Single of the Year for "My Name" in 2005 and "Somebody Wrote Love" in 2006, and Male Artist of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Canyon is also an established actor who has appeared in the popular Canadian TV series Heartland and Trailer Park Boys. He was also featured in the film Dawn Rider, a 2012 remake of the classic 1935 John Wayne movie of the same name. He launched the radio show Down East Country with George Canyon in February 2015, on which he runs down anything and everything happening in the country music scene in Atlantic Canada.

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.

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