ole Digital Provides New Service To Collect Unpaid U.S. YouTube Arrears

Supports effort with bespoke, leading edge tech, Conductor

TORONTO, ON - 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.

Songwriters, composers and publishers concerned about receiving unpaid royalties owed to them by YouTube under the recently announced YouTube Accrued Royalties Payment Agreement are able to access these via ole by acting now. Those wanting to sign up should visit www.oledigital.com.

ole CEO and Chairman Robert Ott said: "ole is intent on ensuring that we collect every available penny on behalf of our clients, and we're leveraging our extensive YouTube experience and proprietary tech for their benefit."

ole's bespoke data technology, Conductor, is key to that goal. It allows ole to conform any data set to a defined standard, and then provides substantial, automated data analytics that relate the data to copyrights and the resulting royalties owed.

For more information please contact:

Samantha Pickard
Strut Entertainment


Laura Steen
Strut Entertainment

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 55,000 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, Entertainment One, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company Compact Media - which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world - in a major deal that furthers ole's commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Chris Janson, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O'Donnell, Jordan Davis, 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 Rush, Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.

ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 12 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.

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