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September 14, 2015 08:00 ET

ole Wins 9th Consecutive CCMA Award for Music Publishing Company of the Year; ole writers Gord Bamford and Phil O'Donnell Named Songwriters of the Year

ole and ole-affiliated songwriters win total of seven awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2015) -

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ole made history at this year's Canadian Country Music Awards on Sunday, September 13, claiming the longest win streak of any publisher, major or independent, by taking home its ninth consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award. ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Phil O'Donnell, Jeremy Stover and Lindi Ortega also fared well at the ceremony, resulting in a total of seven wins for ole and ole-affiliated acts. ole co-founder, Chairman and CEO Robert Ott was also honored with the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effort in assisting the aims and initiatives of the Canadian country music industry internationally. He was presented with the award at a private industry event held earlier in CCMA Country Music Week.

Bamford added to his impressive collection of CCMA trophies, including honors for Male Artist of the Year, as well as Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for "Where a Farm Used to Be," which he co-wrote with recent ole signing Phil O'Donnell. Lindi Ortega took home the Roots Artist of the Year award, and three of the five Album of the Year nominations had contributions from ole writers, including the winner, Lifted by Dallas Smith - Jeremy Stover co-wrote the title track.

"We are happy to be recognized once again by the Canadian Country Music Association and congratulate all of our songwriters on their awards," said Ott. "In the year ahead, ole is dedicated to expanding our holdings even further while continuing to support the best songwriters in Canada and throughout the world. We look forward to next year's event."

A full list award wins for ole and ole-affiliated songwriters, tracks, albums, and more can be found below.

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

ole

LEONARD T. RAMBEAU INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Robert Ott

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Where a Farm Used to Be" - Gord Bamford, Phil O'Donnell

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford and Phil O'Donnell - "Where a Farm Used to Be"

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Lifted - Dallas Smith (Jeremy Stover, writer on "Lifted")

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lindi Ortega

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 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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Gord Bamford (left) presented ole Chairman and CEO Robert Ott with the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20150913-RJO_Gord_CCMA_Award_lrg.jpg

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