August 13, 2014 09:58 ET

ole Signs Deal with Up-and-Coming Songwriter/Producer Jason Massey

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE--(Marketwired - Aug. 13, 2014) -

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ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has signed a deal to add rising songwriter/producer Jason Massey to its rapidly expanding roster. Massey has written songs with Sony Music Entertainment recording artist Ryan Griffin as well as Black River Entertainment artists John King and Kelsea Ballerini, who he is also co-producing.

"Jason is a prolific writer who should be, and will be, making records on a major scale within the year," said John Ozier, ole's General Manager of Creative in Nashville. "Jason is a great addition to ole's Nashville roster, and we are proud to represent him."

"I'm thrilled to be joining the ole community," said Massey. "It's inspiring to be part of such a talented roster and a creative team that is innovative and incredibly hard working. We are jumping right into some exciting projects, and it's only the very beginning."

Massey joins a growing stable of talent at ole that also includes seminal prog-rock band Rush, hip-hop and R&B hitmaker Timbaland, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and up-and-coming country artists Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jesse Rice, among many others.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $300M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, and 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 including the catalog of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was acquired in July 2013. 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, and many of the themes, scores, cues, and audio-visual second rights in Film & Television properties from the catalogs of DHX Media, 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 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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Caption: Back, left to right – Emily Mueller (ole Creative Manager), Shellien Kinsey (ole Creative Coordinator). Front, left to right – Austen Adams (Dickinson Wright, PLLC), Songwriter/Producer Jason Massey, John Ozier (ole GM Creative, Nashville).

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