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September 04, 2014 12:00 ET

ole Proud to Be Part of Garth Brooks Comeback Story

"People Loving People," co-written by Chris Wallin, leads off Brooks' first album of new material since 2001

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2014) - "People Loving People," a song co-written by Chris Wallin with busbee and Lee Thomas Miller during Wallin's time as an ole songwriter, is now on radio stations around the world as the lead-off single from Garth Brooks' first album of all-new material since 2001's Scarecrow. Within one day of release, "People Loving People" is already a Top 30 track on U.S. country radio, according to Mediabase.

Wallin's catalog is owned by ole and includes hits such as Toby Keith's "Love Me If You Can," Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink," Trace Adkins' "I'm Tryin'," and Montgomery Gentry's "Something To Be Proud Of" and "Speed."

"At ole, we're committed to finding every opportunity for our catalog of songs, and Chris Wallin's style fits perfectly with the sensibility that Garth wanted for his new album," said John Ozier, General Manager of ole Nashville Creative. "It was thrilling to hear Garth's cut of 'People Loving People,' and I can't wait to see how people react to it."

"We never give up on our songs," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "I believe so much in the quality of our entire catalog, and to have Garth Brooks choose 'People Loving People' for his return is a tremendous validation of the faith we have in our songs."

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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