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ole Celebrates 10 Years, Brings Top Artists and Songwriters to Edmonton for the CCMA Awards

Songshop Event Gives Canadian Artists Access to A-List Tracks From ole Songwriters

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/01/14 -- ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, George Canyon, and Jeff Coplan, who each received multiple CCMA nominations, along with Dave Turnbull, Denny Carr, and Gilles Godard will be on hand to celebrate the independent music publishing company's 10th anniversary at the 2014 CCMA Awards, which will be held on September 7 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during Country Music Week.

The ole Bus will also make a stop in Edmonton for the company's popular Songshop event. The bus will serve as a hub where Canadian artists in town for the CCMA Awards can meet with ole's Nashville Creative Team to hear the latest A-list compositions by ole hit songwriters. It will be parked at the Fairmont McDonald Hotel at 10065 100 St. NW.

"We've been a proud supporter of the CCMA Awards and Country Music Week for the past decade and look forward to continuing our support of the Canadian Country Music Industry," said Robert Ott, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ole. "We're happy to be recognized by the Canadian Country Music Association once again and look forward to being a part of the event as we celebrate ten years of ole success."

"Having won seven consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Awards and receiving numerous nominations for its artists and songwriters, ole has a notable presence during CCMA Awards time," said Don Green, President of the Canadian Country Music Association. "The support ole extends to the Canadian country music industry and the involvement of the company during Country Music Week every year is duly noted. The CCMA extends a hearty congratulations on a great 10 years, with many more to come."

ole and its artists received a total of 27 nominations at this year's CCMA Awards. The company itself will compete for its eighth consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award, while ole songwriters and artists Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Jeff Coplan, Lindi Ortega, and Johnny Reid were also nominated in multiple categories. Brody and Bamford received the second- and third-most nominations of any performer with six and five, respectively, and ole artists are also dominating the Fans' Choice Award nominations, with Bamford, Brody, Canyon, and Reid taking four of the five available slots. Voting is open now at

A full list of nominees from ole can be found below. The winners will be announced at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on CBC-TV on September 7 at 8pm local time.

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR                                        
FANS' CHOICE AWARD                                                          
Gord Bamford                                                                
Dean Brody                                                                  
George Canyon                                                               
Johnny Reid                                                                 
SINGLE OF THE YEAR                                                          
Bounty - Dean Brody                                                         
Take the Week Off - Deric Ruttan                                            
When Your Lips Are So Close - Gord Bamford                                  
ALBUM OF THE YEAR                                                           
All Kinds of Crazy - Codie Prevost                                          
Crop Circles - Dean Brody                                                   
Throw Down - Tim Hicks                                                      
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR                                                   
Written and performed by Dean Brody                                         
Hell Raisin' Good Time                                                      
Written by Jeff Coplan, Tim Hicks, Casey Marshall, Neil Sanderson           
Performed by Tim Hicks                                                      
When Your Lips Are So Close                                                 
Written by Gord Bamford, Brent L. Baxter, Byron Hill                        
Performed by Gord Bamford                                                   
CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR                                                       
Bounty - Dean Brody                                                         
Got a Feeling - Tim Hicks, featuring Blackjack Billy                        
Take the Week Off - Deric Ruttan                                            
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR                                                   
Lindi Ortega                                                                
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR                                                     
Gord Bamford                                                                
Dean Brody                                                                  
ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR                                                    
Lindi Ortega                                                                
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR                                              
Johnny Reid                                                                 
ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR                                                    
Country Junkie                                                              
Design Team: Patrick Duffy/ Rob Waymen                                      
Artist: Gord Bamford                                                        
Crop Circles                                                                
Design Team: Kristin Barlowe/Mitchell Nevins                                
Artist: Dean Brody                                                          
Tin Star                                                                    
Design Team: Julie Moe/Andrew Robinson                                      
Artist: Lindi Ortega                                                        
RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR                                              
Gord Bamford/Byron Hill                                                     
Album: Country Junkie                                                       
Artist: Gord Bamford                                                        
COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR                                
Gord Bamford: Christmas in Canada - CMT                                     

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $300M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, and with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres including the catalog of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was acquired in July 2013. Copyrights under ole's control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland, and many of the themes, scores, cues, and secondary rights in Film & Television properties from the catalogs of DHX Media, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan Securities, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank and OneWest Bank.

ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.

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