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January 28, 2015 12:55 ET

ole Promotes Chris Giansante to General Manager of Administration

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 28, 2015) -

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ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has appointed Chris Giansante to General Manager of Administration, a portfolio change from his previous position in ole's Acquisitions department. In his new role overseeing Administration, Giansante will work with ole's global admin team to improve client service and data analytics, refine ole's online portal, and manage ole's digital collections and services. He will also ensure that ole maximizes royalty collections from its catalog and those the company administers, with a focus on leveraging ole's proprietary technology for improved royalty data analysis to uncover every opportunity for royalty income.

"Chris' deep knowledge of ole's Acquisitions and strategic thinking about how ole can deliver best-in-class collections and client service make him a great fit for this new role," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "I am very confident that he can position ole well for the rapid changes occurring in the global collection environment."

"I am excited to take on this new role with the ole leadership team as we continue to develop new, innovative ways to deliver world-class service that provides the highest value to our partners," said Giansante. "Technology has created a wealth of opportunities to improve efficiency and increase and analyze royalty collections on behalf of our songwriters and administered catalogs, particularly with the growing volumes of data caused by the emergence of the digital marketplace. I intend to take full advantage of our team's combined technical capability and analysis acumen to make sure our partners are receiving everything their IP has earned."

Prior to joining ole, Giansante served in an analyst capacity at RBC Capital Markets, and with firms in the automotive and environmental technologies sectors. In 2010, he was hired by ole as a Financial Analyst in the company's Acquisitions department, earning a promotion to Senior Analyst in 2013. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 2008 and his MBA in 2010, both from the University of Windsor. He is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario as a CPA, CMA.

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About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $350M 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, 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, 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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