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Back, from left: Shellien Kinsey (ole, Creative Admin Manager), Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Mananger), Gilles Godard (ole, VP Business Development), Austen Adams (Dickinson Wright, PLLC), and Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director). Front, from left: John Ozier (ole, VP, Creative Nashville), Songwriter/Producer Jeremy Stover. Back row, from left: Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Manager), John Ozier (ole, VP, Creative Nashville), and Noah McPike (Almon & McPike, PLLC). Front row, from left: Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director) and ole songwriter Jordan Davis. From left: Leslie Roberts (BMI, Director), Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director), Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Manager), Jody Williams (BMI, VP), songwriter Tony Martin, Mike Whelan (ole, Sr. Creative Director), Shellien Kinsey (ole, Creative Admin Manager), and John Ozier, (ole, VP, Creative Nashville).
TORONTO, ON (September 6, 2016) – ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, continues to see ole Nashville and its many talented songwriters demonstrate great success. Achievements through Q3 of 2016 include chart-topping hits, 25+ international singles, and dozens of cuts recorded by elite artists in the US and Canada.
Led by John Ozier, Vice President, Nashville Creative for ole, the team has consistently delivered on the mandate to build writer, development artist and catalog success at ole. Highlight signings include over a dozen writers including Jeremy Stover, Tony Martin, and Phil O’Donnell. ole Nashville has also added artists including Tyler Farr, Jordan Davis, Josh Dorr, Adam Hambrick, Travis Denning, and Sam Growin deals ranging from publishing to full development and upstreaming.
“With so many talented staff and artists, now is a special time to be at ole Nashville,” Ozier says. “In 2016 alone we’ve achieved over 25 hit singles, and placed dozens of cuts with the best performers in the world – including three artists with #1 country albums this year. That’s testament to the hard work of everyone here.”
In 2016, ole has had hit singles in the US by artists like Randy Houser, Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Dan + Shay, Justin Moore, Chase Rice, Justin Timberlake, Frankie Ballard, LOCASH, Chris Stapleton and many more. In addition, ole controls songs on albums by FGL, Gary Allan, Justin Moore, Sheryl Crow, Brantley Gilbert, Ronnie Dunn, and on ole writer/artist Tyler Farr.
ole Nashville is equally active in Canada, leveraging a unique cross-border reach with a roster that includes Canadian-based Country stars like Gord Bamford, George Canyon, and Meghan Patrick. olealso has songs recorded by Canadian stars Dallas Smith, Madeline Merlo, and Wes Mack.
In addition Blake Shelton’s album, If I’m Honest with the ole song, “Doing It To Country Songs,” debuted at #1 on Country Albums Chart and Top Current Albums Chart with 153,000 units sold. The Jon Pardi album California Sunrise, featuring the ole song, “Can’t Turn You Down” debuted at #1 on the Country Albums Chart. As well, Justin Moore’s new album Kinda Don’t Care featuring eight ole songs debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
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