Marty Dodson Extends Deal with ole

Pictured (L-R:) Randall Foster (ole, Sr. Director, Creative Licensing), Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Manager), and Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director). Front, from left: ole songwriter Marty Dodson and John Ozier (ole, GM Creative)

Pictured (L-R) standing: Randall Foster (ole, Sr. Director, Creative Licensing), Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Manager), and Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director). Front (L-R): ole songwriter Marty Dodson and John Ozier (ole, GM Creative)

Marty Dodson has extended his publishing agreement with ole. Dodson signed with the company in 2010 as part of ole’s acquisition of the Blacktop Music Group and has penned several chart-toppers, including Billy Currington’s “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” (which spent two weeks at the top) and “Let Me Down Easy,” as well as Kenny Chesney’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven.”

The new agreement includes worldwide co-publishing rights for Dodson’s future songs and exclusive administration of his digital video rights.

“Marty has been an invaluable member of ole’s songwriting team since he came onboard with Blacktop Music, and we’re happy to continue that relationship,” said John Ozier, GM, Creative/Nashville for ole. “ole is dedicated to expanding our robust, worldwide catalog of top-shelf music, and songwriters like Marty who can both write great songs and provide guidance for our newer artists are crucial to the completion of that goal. We look forward to hearing what he comes up with next.”

ole and Robert Ott are among the most visionary publishers in the world, and I’m excited to be a part of such a dynamic company,” said Dodson. “There is no place I would trust more to promote my music.”

Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull, Jeremy Stover, and Dodson.

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