ole Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

ole celebrated its 10th anniversary in style on Friday, October 24, with a blow-out bash at The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District in Toronto.

The evening included performances from ole singer-songwriter and former American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart, who led her band through several songs that she wrote at ole Songcamps, and ole singer-songwriter Tim Hicks, who recently won two Juno Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year as well as a CCMA Award for Rising Star.

Other notable attendees included: Ichiro Asatsuma, Chairman of Fujipacific; Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN; Deane Cameron, former President of EMI Music Canada; Shane Carter, President of Sony Music Entertainment Canada; Frank Davies, founder of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame; Nick Di Fruscia Senior Manager of Pop, Contemporary Instrumental, and Country Music at The Recording Academy; Ted Ellis, VP of Programming & Scheduling, Corus Entertainment; Don Green, President of the Canadian Country Music Association; Andrew Kintz, SVP & Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment for Suntrust Bank; Ron Kitchener, President of RGK; Randy Lennox, President & CEO of Universal Music Canada; Dennis Lord, Executive VP at SESAC; Doug Murphy, Executive VP & COO of Corus Entertainment; Tim Nichols, writer/publisher at This Music; Brad Peterson, VP 5/3 Music Division; Ray Tarantino, Counsel at Dentons and attorney for Rush; Chris Taylor, head of ole JV Last Gang Records; and Jody Williams, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI.

“After a decade in the publishing business, ole is going stronger than ever with the recent signings of Haley Reinhart, Rory Feek, and Joey Martin, not to mention our eighth straight CCMA Award for Music Publishing Company of the Year, our major publishing deal with Moraine Music, and our role in the first new Garth Brooks single in over a decade,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO at ole. “We’re going to 11 – and many, many more.”

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