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September 19, 2014 09:00 ET

ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Alternative Rock Group Ok Mayday

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) -

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ole-bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between ole and iconic super producer Timbaland, have completed a worldwide co-publishing deal with alternative rock group Ok Mayday. Band members David Bollmann, Kelly Bollmann, Matt Osborn, and Stephen Lee are accomplished songwriters who have worked with artists such as Timbaland, Keri Hilson, J-Cole, and Nashville Grammy producer Paul Moak, and songwriter Dave Elkins. They have also written tracks in multiple genres ranging from rock to R&B, metal, country, and pop.

"It's great to add such a versatile group of songwriters to the ole-bluestone roster," said Leo V. Williams IV, General Manager of Creative (Los Angeles) for ole. "We've always strived to provide a home for all kinds of artists, and we're excited to work with them as they shatter the boundaries of rock, country, and pop."

"These four guys are some of the most talented and versatile songwriters that I have been around," said ole-bluestone's Eric Spence.

"Signing with ole-bluestone is a big step forward for us as songwriters," said Matt Osborn of Ok Mayday. "With their strength behind us, there's really no limit to what we can accomplish. We all can't wait to get into the studio."

The group joins a growing stable of talent at ole that also includes seminal prog-rock band Rush, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and up-and-coming country artists Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jesse Rice, among many others. ole-bluestone also has prior co-publishing deals in place with Garland "Sebastian" Mosley, and Clare Reynolds.

About ole-bluestone:

ole-bluestone is a co-venture between Grammy-winning, multi-platinum producer Timbaland and global rights management company ole. ole-bluestone is dedicated to finding and fostering talented songwriters and helping them reach their full potential through active creative development and worldwide copyright administration.

About ole:

ole 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, Steven Tyler, 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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