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August 13, 2015 09:00 ET

ole to Launch Artist Development Program With First 'on the spot' Event at Canadian Country Music Week

Winner to receive $40,000 deal including publishing, EP recording production, and YouTube SRAV Management

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Aug. 13, 2015) - ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, will build on its success developing the careers of now major-label artists Charlie Worsham, Josh Dorr, and Sam Grow as well as talented up-and-comers Jordan Davis and Haley Reinhart with a new artist development program. The program will launch with the inaugural on the spot competition, which will be hosted by ole during CCMA Country Music Week on September 12th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Dome in Halifax, NS. The event will give unsigned artists a chance to dramatically jumpstart their career, with the winner receiving a deal with ole that includes music publishing, EP recording production, YouTube audio-visual management, and support from ole's world-class creative staff, a total value of up to $40,000.

"ole is devoted to finding the best unsigned artists and developing them into household names. We are excited to continue that tradition with our artist development program," said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. "on the spot will allow us to immediately find and develop the next great Canadian country artist. With our roster of top-tier songwriters, massive song catalog, and dedicated staff with extensive experience in all areas of the music business, ole is uniquely positioned to take our winner's career to the next level."

Unsigned artists (those without a label, publishing, or management deal) who would like to participate must submit two YouTube videos, one in which they perform an original song and another in which they perform a cover song from the ole catalog, to www.majorlyindie.com/onthespot by August 23 at 11 p.m. PDT. A panel of expert judges will select the finalists by August 26th to perform at on the spot at Canadian Country Music Week in Halifax. Those who make the cut will perform live in front of a live audience and a panel of top music execs, who will provide a critique and select the winner.

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 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, 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 230,000 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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