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September 05, 2014 09:52 ET

ole Digital Inks Major Online Music Publishing Deal With Moraine Music Group

Compositions from 2014 CCMA Award nominee Johnny Reid included in agreement

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2014) - ole Digital, the online rights management service from ole that ensures rightsholders receive every penny they have earned from plays on digital platforms such as YouTube, has signed a new deal with Moraine Music Group, which owns the rights to compositions by Canadian country music star and 2014 CCMA Award nominee Johnny Reid. Under the agreements, ole Digital will collect online music publishing royalties on behalf of Moraine.

"Our research has shown that many artists and other rightsholders often aren't paid all the royalties they are owed from online music services, but ole Digital changes that by applying our extensive publishing expertise to the digital world," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "We're happy to welcome the Moraine Music Group to ole Digital and look forward to working with them to guarantee that their artists are paid fairly."

"We're excited to work with ole Digital to maximize online royalties for all of our artists," said Dianna Maher, owner of Moraine Music Group. "Digital royalty collection has always been a challenge, but together with ole, we can ensure that hard-working songwriters and artists get all the money they have coming to them."

ole Digital manages and collects online revenues for ole clients via direct deals with YouTube and many other services around the world. The service utilizes a refined content delivery system that employs accurate metadata to prevent errors and maximize earnings as well as the transparent online administration tool adminow, which allows users to see exactly what they are earning online. ole Digital also improves management of user-generated content by manually claiming any unmonetized videos that feature a client's music, allowing them to collect royalties on previously hidden assets. Other features include cross-promotion with ole's existing roster of artists and songwriters to increase discoverability, conflict resolution via ole's team of YouTube-certified experts, channel optimization, and worldwide monetization. Clients also maintain complete control of their content and repertoire.

For more information on ole Digital, visit www.majorlyindie.com.

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.

For more information visit www.majorlyindie.com.

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