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March 16, 2015 12:13 ET

ole Artists Featured in the Country, Rock and R&B Categories at the 2015 JUNO Awards

ole songwriters Rush honored with Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the biggest night for Canadian Music

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - ole artists were well represented during last weekend's JUNO Awards. Jeremy Stover co-wrote the title track on Country Album of the Year Lifted by Dallas Smith. Other ole writers that received nominations were Ian Thornley and his band Big Wreck for Ghost for Rock Album of the Year and the late Haydain Neale of jacksoul for "Got to Have It" for R&B/Soul Record of the Year.

Legendary rock band and ole songwriters Rush was honored with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards. The award recognizes their extensive history of fighting for causes close to their hearts, including their 2003 performance at SARSfest, their support of music-education charity Little Kids Rock, their 2008 donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and their policy of donating $1 from every live ticket sale to a variety of worthwhile organizations. In addition, their longtime manager Ray Danniels, the CEO/President of SRO Management and Anthem Entertainment Group, was presented with the 2015 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.

"Congratulations to Big Wreck and Jacksoul for their recognition by the JUNO Awards. I'm particularly proud to see ole writers from very different genres associated with Canada's highest award for musical achievement," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "In that regard, it's also been an honor to welcome Rush to the ole family this past year, and we congratulate them on their Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. It is richly deserved, as Rush's talent is matched only by their generosity. Ray is truly one of our great music men and one of the architects of Canadian music history."

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $350M 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, 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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