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September 11, 2015 10:18 ET

ole Expands Co-Publishing Deal with Country Singer/Songwriter Gord Bamford

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2015) -

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ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has expanded its worldwide co-publishing deal with 19-time CCMA winner & 2013 CMA Global Artist of The Year country singer/songwriter Gord Bamford. The deal extends ole's previous co-publishing agreement with Bamford for future recordings and gives ole control of all co-publishing rights to Bamford's 2013 album, Country Junkie, as well as his as-yet-untitled upcoming album, which will be released in early 2016.

"ole's relationship with Gord has been incredibly rewarding for both parties, and now that he has moved to Nashville, we're excited to work even more closely with him in the years ahead," said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. "Gord's new songs deserve to be heard, and ole is committed to utilizing our world-class resources to ensure that happens."

"Working with ole has been an amazing experience, and I'm happy to keep it going with this new deal," said Bamford. "I have always been impressed by the skill of the ole staff, who have played a crucial role in getting my songs heard. I'm grateful to have them onboard once again for my new record."

Bamford released his first album, God's Green Earth, in 2001 and has since recorded a total of seven albums and racked up six Top 20 tracks on the Canada Country chart, including the #1 hit "When Your Lips Are So Close," which has also been certified Gold. His 2013 Christmas album, Christmas in Canada, has been certified Platinum, and he is a 19-time CCMA Award winner, including two wins last year for Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. He has also been nominated for three Juno Awards and will compete for six CCMA Awards this year, including Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Video of the Year, and Record producer of the Year as well as the 2015 Fans' Choice Award.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $450M 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 50,000 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, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. Jingle Punks, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 400,000 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, Jeremy Stover, Marty Dodson, and Ian Thornley. 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's legacy catalogs and writers include Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, 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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