ole, one of the world’s leading independent music publishing and rights management companies, enjoyed a triumphant week in Nashville as a number of the company’s singles and songwriters won ASCAP Country Awards and Country Music Awards. ole songwriters Matt Rogers and Mike Dekle, respectively, earned ASCAP Country Awards for their #1 singles “We Went” by Randy Houser and “One Hell of an Amen” by Brantley Gilbert.
The # 1 single “Peter Pan,” co-written by ole legacy songwriter Jesse Lee and co-produced by ole writer/producer Jason Massey, was performed on the 50th Annual Country Music Awards stage on Wednesday, November 2 by breakout Tennessee singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini. Additionally, ole single “Fire Away,” performed by country star Chris Stapleton, was awarded the CMA Award for Video of the Year. During the televised broadcast, ole singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega joined four-time CMA winner Carrie Underwood during a performance of Underwood’s current single, “Dirty Laundry.”
The wins are just the latest successes in an unprecedented year for ole Nashville. The division has secured four #1 hits so far on the country music charts in 2016.
“Our Nashville team is incredibly proud of our artists and songwriters and the tireless work they’ve put in to achieve such high honors in country music,” said John Ozier, Vice President, Creative at ole. “ole has deep roots in the city of Nashville and we saw the talent in Matt and Mike. This week’s awards reflect their commitment to being the very best and ole’s commitment to helping them reach even greater heights.”
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 120+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, 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 5B views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.