Paul McGuire Joins ole YouTube MCN to Produce & Host Content

ole Chairman & CEO Robert Ott (left) and Paul McGuire (right)

TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 19, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, announced today that former CMT host Paul McGuire will join the company to produce premium content and host shows for ole’s YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN). The channel will focus on live music content and interviews across genres.

An award-winning broadcaster, McGuire has hosted and produced shows for YTV, CTV, CMT, Global Television Network, The Food Network, The History Channel and others while interviewing top actors, politicians, scientists, rock stars, athletes and business leaders. In 2016, Paul was presented with the US-based Country Music Association's International Broadcaster of The Year Award.

Among the first productions, McGuire will report from the ole sponsored red carpet at the 2017 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony on September 23 in Toronto with content set to air on ole’s MCN the following day. Subsequently, McGuire will produce original content spotlighting ole talent and acts, including John Cody: Hard Won, a tribute to the ole label group artist. McGuire will also host Paul McGuire’s Country Countdown, a weekly country music countdown show.

ole is very pleased to welcome Paul McGuire as we take our MCN to the next level,” said ole CEO & Chairman Robert Ott. “Paul’s 24-year history as a broadcaster and content producer is going to be invaluable. We look forward to bringing our audience some very unique and exclusive content.”

“I couldn't be more excited about joining the team at ole,” said McGuire. “A homegrown success story like no other, this a group of people who excel at turning obstacles into opportunities, challenges into breakthroughs and hard work into concrete results. With their limitless enthusiasm and love for music, I can't wait to see what we can do together. Their toy box is HUGE – Let's play!”

Through its MCN, ole manages music artists’ YouTube rights so they can do what they do best – create. Through its partnership with YouTube, ole’s MCN manages and distributes revenue from IP (intellectual property) across traditional and digital media, including sound recordings, music publishing, video assets, television and film programs. Part of ole Digital, the channel is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 17.6 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.

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Marni Raitt, DiGennaro Communications
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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 group. 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.

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