TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2012) -
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"Springsteen," Eric Church's #1 platinum single, co-written by ole's Ryan Tyndell, which is the #1 song of 2012 on the Mediabase year-end country chart, took the honors as Song of the Year at the 3rd annual American Country Awards (ACAs) on Dec. 10. It was one of ten songs nominated in the category, the winner of which was determined by fan votes.
This further recognition for the song comes shortly after "Springsteen" earned two Grammy Award nominations in the prestigious Best Country Song category and as Best Country Solo Performance. The 55th annual Grammy Awards, at which ole previously earned its first award in 2009 as Taylor Swift's "White Horse," co-written by ole legacy writer Liz Rose, was named Best Country Song, will be presented on February 10, 2013.
"Springsteen" had its beginnings as one of two songs written on the ole Bus during the inaugural run of the ole "Write Where U R Tour" last year as ole writer Ryan Tyndell was given the opportunity to write with fast-rising country star, Eric Church, while Church was out on tour. It was the natural progression of Tyndell's development as a writer/producer, overseen by ole GM Nashville Creative Arthur Buenahora, who signed him to the company in the spring of 2010.
"I knew we had something magic the first day I heard the song," says Gilles Godard, Chief Creative Officer at ole. "Some songs are obvious hits and this was one that, to our ears, fit that bill. Even John Ozier, Head of A & R at Curb Records, called and said, "You have a hit on your hands! My daughter gets in the car every morning and asks for the 'Wo Wo' song ['Springsteen's' anthem chant] and, when it ends, she says, 'Again!'"
"When 'Springsteen' came out, there was an immediate buzz about that song," recalls Tyndell. "Before it was even a single, Rolling Stone named it one of the year's 50 best songs and it wasn't even released until February of the following year."
"Springsteen" recently earned its co-writers Ryan Tyndell, Eric Church and Jeff Hyde an award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) as one of "The 10 Songs I Wish I'd Written." It most recently helped Church's third studio album Chief, Executive-Produced by ole's Arthur Buenahora, win the CMA Album of the Year Award, debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, Top Country Album and Top Digital Album charts, go to #1 on Canada's Top Selling Country Album chart, earn a Grammy nomination in 2011 for Best Country Album and achieve platinum certification.
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 45 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with the acquisition of MusicBox and Auracle which have operations in NY, Toronto and LA.
ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past six years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse." Other recent notable ole awards include: Academy of Country Music (ACM) 2012 Song of the Year Award for "Crazy Girl" (Liz Rose/Lee Brice); SESAC 2011 Country Performance Activity Award for "Til Summer Comes Around" (Monty Powell/Keith Urban); three BMI 2011 Most Performed Songs Awards for "Fearless" (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift); "Why Wait" (Jimmy Yeary, Tom Shapiro) and "Let Me Down Easy" (Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler); 2011 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" (Steven Lee Olsen, Bruce Wallace); 2011 SOCAN Domestic Television Series Music Award Busytown Mysteries (Peter Coulman, Carl Lenox, David Tedesco); and 2011 SOCAN Award for 100,000 Radio Performances of Lighthouse's "Sunny Days" and "Pretty Lady" (Skip Prokop).
The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $145MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs such as: Timbaland, Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Rami Yacoub, Chris Wallin, Richie MacDonald, Balmur, Keith Follese, Brett Jones, 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, CCI and recently, The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 60+ 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 client account transparency portal, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to modernizing its client services and to leading-edge 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"; and "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" by Britney Spears; Pink's "U + Ur Hand"; "Sexyback," "My Love," and "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake; "Say it Right" and "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado; "Start a Band" by Brad Paisley with Keith Urban; "That's How Country Boys Roll" by Billy Currington; "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" by Justin Moore; "It's Gonna Be Me" from *N Sync; "Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; "Legendary Child" by Aerosmith; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Tim McGraw's "Something Like That."
ole owns or represents up to 150,000 production music tracks within its MusicBox libraries. With 10 staff in North America, ole's Production Music division delivers excellent customer service and quality Creative on a leading edge IT platform. Our production music division leverages ole's established Administration, Finance and IT services.
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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