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ole presents a $50K contribution to The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Pictured (L-R) Mike Dye, NASHOF Finance Chair; ole CEO Robert Ott; Ken Paulson, NASHOF Board Vice Chair; Pat Alger, NASHOF Board Chair; ole COO Lou Ragagnin; ole CCO Gilles Godard. (Photo: Steve Lowry) TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 15, 2013) – ole, the […]
ole presents a $50K contribution to The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Pictured (L-R) Mike Dye, NASHOF Finance Chair; ole CEO Robert Ott; Ken Paulson, NASHOF Board Vice Chair; Pat Alger, NASHOF Board Chair; ole COO Lou Ragagnin; ole CCO Gilles Godard. (Photo: Steve Lowry)
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2013) - ole, the world's fastest growing independent music publisher, has contributed $50,000 to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NASHOF), which is set to open in May as part of the new Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Visitors will be able to see, hear and learn about the contributions and work of Nashville's best songwriters. ole CEO Robert Ott, COO Lou Ragagnin and CCO Gilles Godard were recently on hand to present the check to board members from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation.
"ole, the Majorly Indie, came through in a major way for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame capital campaign with a $50,000 contribution," stated NASHOF Chair Pat Alger. "Robert Ott, Lou Ragagnin and Gilles Godard believe that being a part of the Nashville community means supporting worthy ideas that celebrate the unique contributions of our artists and songwriters. We are proud to have them as the only independent publisher on our wall of benefactors."
ole began operations on 16th Avenue in Nashville eight years ago and, since that time, has worked to be a supporter of the Nashville music community, investing in current songwriter development and catalogs with the goal of adding value to both. Since inception, ole has amassed some 20,000 Country songs via acquisitions, such as those of Jody Williams Music, Blacktop Music Group, Balmur, Encore, Frank Myers and Richie McDonald. Throughout, the company has committed to developing up-and-coming songwriters like Ryan Tyndell and Charlie Worsham as well as working with established writers like Monty Powell, Marty Dodson, Bruce Wallace, Brett Jones and Dave Turnbull.
ole's on-going commitment to the Nashville songwriting community includes the company's involvement with the Nashville Screenwriter's Conference, which brings world-class music supervisors from Hollywood to Music Row. ole is also a multi-year sponsor of the annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival which benefits the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
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