ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Buddy Owens for New Gord Bamford Single, "Don't Let Her Be Gone"

From left: Mike Whelan (ole, Sr. Director, Creative), Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director), Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Manager), Shellien Kinsey (ole, Creative Coordinator), Buddy Owens, John Ozier (ole GM, Creative), and Gilles Godard (ole, VP Corporate Affairs and Development).
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2015) -

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.

"'Don't Let Her Be Gone' has the potential to be a massive hit for Buddy, and ole is proud to work with him to make sure the song is heard by country fans all over the world," said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. "With ole's strong cross-border capabilities and best-in-class publishing resources, 'Don't Let Her Be Gone' will get every opportunity to find the huge audience it deserves."

"I'm extremely proud of 'Don't Let Her Be Gone' and know that ole's song-first mentality is the best fit for it," said Owens. "Gord absolutely knocked it out of the park with his recording, and I'm excited to see what ole can do to get it into the ears of as many people as possible."

Based in Nashville, Owens previously co-wrote Bamford's #1 Canadian Country Chart hit "Leanin' on a Lonesome Song" as well as Blake Shelton's "Red River Blue," from the Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated album of the same name. In 2013, he won three CCMA Awards, including Single of the Year and Video of the Year for "Leanin' on a Lonsesome Song" as well as Songwriter of the Year. Owens also penned Craig Morgan's "Nothin' Goin' Wrong 'Round Here" and Sunny Sweeney's "One More Christmas Beer" and has written with prominent Nashville songwriters Shane McAnally, Eric Paslay, Monty Holmes, Kiefer Thompson (of Thompson Square), Mark D. Sanders, Phillip White, Larry Gatlin, Kerry Kurt Phillips, and more. Owens is signed to Sony Canada and Cache Entertainment.

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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