ole's 'Royal Flush': Takes CCMA Music Publisher Honours for 5th Consecutive Year

 ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, has been honoured by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) as Music Publisher of the Year for the 5th consecutive time.

The achievement is made all the more significant in that it is the fifth win in the category in the seven years since the company's founding on September 28, 2004. ole's initial win in 2007 marked the first time in 15 years that an independent music publisher had won the category.

"ole is pleased to receive this honour from our peers in the CCMA for the 5th year in a row," states CEO Robert Ott. "We remain passionate about great songs, songwriters and Country music on both sides of the border."

An indication of the depth of ole's catalogue of great songs came during the CCMA Awards show; a third of the songs performed were ole-affiliated including "1929" Tara Oram; "(When You) Fall Like That" One More Girl; "Let Your Love Speak" Emerson Drive; "Put Some Alcohol On It" Gord Bamford; and "Country Girl" Doc Walker.

ole is coming off a 12-month period that has seen the company enjoy 14 charting singles in the U.S. including two Billboard Country chart-toppers: Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait" (Jimmy Yeary) and Billy Currington's "Let Me Down Easy" (Marty Dodson). ole has had dozens of significant cuts with artists like Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, The Judds, James Otto, Dean Brody, Doc Walker, Lee Ann Womack, Heidi Newfield, Blake Shelton, Emerson Drive, The Higgins, Easton Corbin, One More Girl, Victoria Banks and High Valley, among many others.

ole currently has four charting U.S. singles including the latest by Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Eli Young Band and American Idol runner-up, Lauren Alaina. In Canada, ole has the latest singles for Emerson Drive, Doc Walker, Dean Brody, Tebey, One More Girl, Jerry Sereda and Tara Oram.

The company's current roster of writers represents many of the top artists in the genre including Monty Powell, Marty Dodson, Chris Wallin, Bruce Wallace, Tebey, Roger Springer, Rick Giles, Dean Brody, Gilles Godard, Matt Nolen, Steven Lee Olsen, Doc Walker, Matt Nolen, Charlie Worsham and Ryan Tyndell.

About ole

ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004, and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of over 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past four years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse".

Other notable ole awards include: SESAC 2010 #1 Most Performed Song for "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); BMI 2010 Most Performed Song for "White Horse"(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift);2009 SESAC #1 Most Performed Song for "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 BMI Award Most Performed Song for Dierks Bentley's "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" (Brett Beavers/James Beavers); 2010 SOCAN Country Music Award for "One Last Sundown" (Performed by Doc Walker), 2010 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for "6Teen", 2009 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Beautiful Life" by Doc Walker; 2009 SOCAN News & Sports Television Programming Music Award for CBC News: Today by composer Jack Lenz; 2008 BMI Award Most Performed Song for "Me and God" (Josh Turner); 2008 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for Franklin; 2008 SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for 6Teen; 2008 SESAC Recurrent Country Performance Activity for "Teardrops on My Guitar" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); and 2008 SESAC Country Performance Activity for "Picture to Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift).

The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $105MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That".

ole is committed to the creative development of its 6o+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).

ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online portal delivering leading edge client account transparency, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to world-class client service and being on the leading edge of IT.

Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles - "Fearless", "White Horse", "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn", "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera featuring Lil' Kim; "Oops!...I Did It Again," and "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" by Britney Spears; Pink's "You and Your Hand; "It's Gonna Be Me" from 'N Sync'; "Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Tim McGraw's "Something Like That"; and "S.O.S (Let The Music Play)" performed by Jordin Sparks.

ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.

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Kathryn Gatto