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October 23, 2014 10:00 ET

ole Acquires Catalog, Futures and Digital Rights of Country-Chart-Topping Singer/Songwriter Rory Feek

Company Also Signs Worldwide Catalog and Writer Deal With Joey+Rory Partner Joey Martin, Acquires Digital Rights to The Joey+Rory Show

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - October 23, 2014) - ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, completed a deal to bring past and future compositions by country singer/songwriter Rory Feek under the ole banner. In addition, ole signed Joey Martin, Rory's wife and partner in the duo Joey+Rory, to a worldwide catalog and writer admin deal and obtained the digital rights to the pair's television variety show, The Joey+Rory Show, on RFD-TV.

Feek's catalog currently includes more than 200 works, including the #1 Billboard Hot Country Songs hits "Some Beach," which was recorded by country superstar and The Voice judge Blake Shelton, and "A Little More Country Than That" by Easton Corbin. He has also written songs for Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Mark Wills, Terri Clark, Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood and many others.

"Rory's back catalog first came to ole in 2010 as part of our Blacktop Music Group acquisition; now, we're happy to welcome him to our roster of active writers," said Gilles Godard, ole Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Development. "While he's already had quite a bit of success, his career is just getting started, and we're looking forward to taking this journey with him as we expand his reach in the digital world and explore new opportunities for his ever-expanding catalog."

"I've known and admired Gilles and Robert [Ott] at ole for a while and couldn't ask for a better group of folks to represent my music," said Rory Feek. "It's a blessing to have my catalog in such good hands as my wife Joey and I move forward in our careers as artists, songwriters, and TV personalities. We're excited to see what the future holds in store."

Joey+Rory were named Top New Vocal Duo in 2010 by the Academy of Country Music. They join a growing stable of talent at ole that also includes seminal prog-rock band Rush, iconic super-producer Timbaland, and up-and-coming country artists Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, Jeremy Stover, Dave Turnbull and Jesse Rice, among many others.

About ole:
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is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $320M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, 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. 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, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, DHX, 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 committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull and Marty Dodson. 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 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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