ole Nashville Launches its Cutting Edge New Office Space and Celebrates Continued Success with Record Number One Hits

(l-r) ole Sr. Creative Director Ben Strain, ole Sr. Creative Director Mike Whelan, ole vice President Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Godard, ole Creative Director Emily Mueller-Olson, ole Founder and CEO Robert Ott, ole VP Creative John Ozier, ole SVP Finance & Administration Chris Giansante, ole Sr. Director, Creative Sync & Licensing Randal Foster.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 22, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, hosted a private gala with 500 industry guests at its new, state-of-the-art office located in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood of Nashville. The event, which took place Thursday, September 21, celebrated the continued success of ole Nashville and its many talented songwriters in 2017, including four chart-topping hits, over 40 international singles and hundreds of cuts recorded by elite artists in the US, Canada and Australia.

This year marks ole’s 12th year in Nashville. Led by John Ozier, Vice President Creative, in 2017 ole has secured hit singles by top artists like Dan + Shay, Justin Moore, Chris Janson, Tim McGraw, Craig Campbell, James Barker Band, Dallas Smith and many more. Currently, ole has singles on the country charts by Chris Janson, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, Brett Eldredge, Michael Ray, Lindsay Ell, and Colt Ford. Additionally, ole controls songs by Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Reba, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, LOCASH, Jon Pardi on their current albums.

ole Nashville was also honored with multiple awards from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) this year. The company was named “Music Publishing Company of the Year,” continuing its unprecedented streak of 11 consecutive wins in the category, while ole songwriter Meghan Patrick received the Female Artist of the Year Award and Rising Star Award.

“2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year for ole Nashville,” says ole VP Creative, John Ozier. “I’m extremely proud of the Creative staff and am beyond appreciative of the support of ole’s Chairman and CEO, Robert Ott. We look forward to building on the momentum and finishing the year on a strong note.”

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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.

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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