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September 19, 2014 09:00 ET

ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Chart-Topping Gospel Songwriter David Bratton

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

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ole-bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between ole and iconic super producer Timbaland, has completed a worldwide co-publishing deal with David Bratton, a prominent gospel songwriter who wrote the hit single "Every Praise" for Hezekiah Walker. The song, which is included in the deal, has spent 26 weeks at #1 on the 2014 Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart.

"Bratton has been extremely successful in his own right, and we're looking forward to taking him to the next level with ole-bluestone," said Leo V. Williams IV, General Manager of Creative (Los Angeles) for ole. "We are proud to represent him and can't wait to see what he does next."

"David is a seasoned and energetic songwriter, performer, and composer who, despite his success, still hasn't hit his peak yet," said ole-bluestone's Eric Spence. "The best is yet to come!"

"It's an honor to work with a company that knows what it takes to write, record, and promote a hit song," said Bratton. "All the staffers I've met so far have been incredibly talented individuals, and I'm excited to work with them to amplify the reach of my music and, more importantly, its message."

Bratton is based in New York City, where he is a songwriter, artist, producer, and preacher. He 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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