Publisher Notes: ole, Parallel

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• February 8, 2012

Johnny Reid Signs Agreement with ole

ole has signed a worldwide administration deal with Canadian songwriter and seven-time CCMA award recipient, Johnny Reid.

“It’s no secret that ole is one of the most successful publishing companies in the world and I’m very excited to be part of it,” says Reid. “I look forward to a successful and lucrative partnership with [CEO] Robert Ott and his entire team.”

Notable copyrights under the deal include Reid’s “Out of the Blue,” “A Woman Like You,” “Dance With Me,” “Old Flame,” “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World” and “Let’s Go Higher.”

“Fire It Up” is the first single and title track from Reid’s upcoming self-produced album due March 13, which follows the triple platinum, A Place Called Love. Reid will set out on a 28-date Canadian tour with Carolyn Dawn Johnson beginning April 10 in Victoria, B.C.

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Parallel Music Adds Brian Maher

(L-R) Tim Hunze (Parallel Publishing), Maher, Jeremy Stover, C.T. Wyatt (Parallel Talent Management), Denise Stevens (Loeb & Loeb)

Parallel Music Nashville has signed songwriter Brian Maher to its publishing roster. Maher, is the son of Nashville producer/songwriter Brent Maher and perhaps best known for co-writing Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA” with Jeremy Stover. Maher joins recently signed Parallel writer Blake Chaffin on the roster.

“I was just constantly around the creative community as a part of my life,” explained Maher. “Writing and producing was just something I naturally absorbed. I am really excited about the additional opportunities the relationship with Parallel will bring.”

Maher has also had previous cuts with Taylor Swift (“Mary’s Song”), Lonestar, Emerson Drive and Randy Montana for which he received recognitions from ASCAP, NSAI and Billboard.

Parallel Music Publishing is a partnership between Tim Hunze and Parallel Music’s full-service talent management and production services out of Los Angeles founded by CEO J.P. Williams and C.T. Wyatt, who runs the Nashville office.

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