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May 25, 2011 16:16 ET

Lauren Alaina Steals 'American Idol' Finale With ole Song

'With That Song, You May have Just Won!' Exclaimed Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - The Internet was all "a buzz" following last night's soaring rendition by Lauren Alaina of the ole-published "Like My Mother Does", as she wowed the judges and brought the studio audience to its feet. Coming into last night's final performance, the general consensus was that fellow country teen Scotty McCreery all but had American Idol Season 10 in the bag.

The release of Alaina's version of the track on iTunes immediately following the show was actually the third commercial release of the song. Previously it appeared on American Idol finalist Kristy Lee Cook's album in 2008, and last year it was a single for new artist Jesse Lee.

"Jimmy Iovine once again proved how magic is created by matching the right song, with the right singer, at the right time" praised ole President Michael McCarty, the independent music publishing company who publishes Liz Rose, co-writer of "Like My Mother Does". "All hit records start with a great song, but then it needs to find its way to an artist who makes a deep emotional connection with it. In this case, the third time will be the charm".

In addition to "Like My Mother Does", ole publishes a number of songs by Grammy Award winner Liz Rose including many of Taylor Swift's biggest hits. ole, one of the world's fastest growing independent music publishers, is home to over 45,000 songs, and some of the best songwriters in music today.

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 it's 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; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday"; "Something Like That", Tim McGraw; "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.

Contact Information

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