|October 4, 2011|
|The 5th Annual ole pop+urban songcamp in L.A., Co-Presented by Warner/Chappell, Attracts 20 World-Class Songwriters to Historic Westlake Studios for Five Days of Collaborative Magic|
|TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 4, 2011) – The 5th annual ole pop+urban songcamp, hosted by ole and co-presented by Warner/Chappell, kicked-off on October 3, 2011 at the historic and storied Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood.
Here, 20 world-class songwriters, producers and artists from around the globe will connect for five days of intense songwriting and the building of hit singles in this inspirational, artist-friendly environment where relationships are also built for future collaboration.
The sessions will focus on hit singles for a number of top recording artists including Rihanna, Christina Aguilera and Jordin Sparks as well as Christina Millian, Aubry O’Day and Pia Toscano who will be in attendance. Last year’s 4th edition of the songcamp resulted in the delivery of close to 40 great songs.
“The writers that will attend all have cuts on major label records,” says ole Creative Manager Julie Moe, who’s based in L.A. “These are some of the strongest writers of any of our previous camps… including the ole writers who have had cuts by artists such as Dre, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Pixie Lott, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Carrie Underwood, Ray J, Cher Lloyd, Paypa, Flo Rida, Big Sean and Diggy Simmons.”
Over the past few years, the ole songcamps have proven to be an effective generator of great copyrights, many of which have been placed with a variety of A-list artists including “Cause A Scene” (Teairra Mari featuring Flo Rida), “Loving You Is Easy” (Meg Pfeiffer), “Superman” (Abraham McDonald) and four cuts on the Hanni und Nanni film soundtrack recorded by Shiloh, The Veronicas and The Black Sheep. Most recently, ole writer Tebey parlayed a trip to L.A. for the ole pop + urban songcamp into a cut with rising star Pixie Lott – the number one U.K. single “All About Tonight” – and an ongoing creative collaboration with the young singer.
ole is one of the world’s largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004, and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of over 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association‘s Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past five years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, “White Horse”.
Other notable ole awards include: SESAC 2010 #1 Most Performed Song for “White Horse” (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); BMI 2010 Most Performed Song for “White Horse”(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift);2009 SESAC #1 Most Performed Song for “White Horse” (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 BMI Award Most Performed Song for Dierks Bentley’s “Trying To Stop Your Leaving” (Brett Beavers/James Beavers); 2010 SOCAN Country Music Award for” One Last Sundown” (Performed by Doc Walker), 2010 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for “6Teen”, 2009 SOCAN Country Music Award for “Beautiful Life” by Doc Walker; 2009 SOCAN News & Sports Television Programming Music Award for CBC News: Today by composer Jack Lenz; 2008 BMI Award Most Performed Song for “Me and God” (Josh Turner); 2008 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for Franklin; 2008 SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for 6Teen; 2008 SESAC Recurrent Country Performance Activity for “Teardrops on My Guitar” (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); and 2008 SESAC Country Performance Activity for “Picture to Burn” (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift).
The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $105MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, and recently, “The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That”.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 60+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).
ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world’s leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole’s online portal delivering leading edge client account transparency, was launched recently and demonstrates ole’s commitment to world-class client service and being on the leading edge of IT.
Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles – “Fearless”, “White Horse”, “Tim McGraw,” “Picture To Burn”, “Teardrops On My Guitar”; Rascal Flatts’ “Why Wait”; Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent”; “Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Aguilera featuring Lil’ Kim; “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles; Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday”; “Something Like That”, Tim McGraw; “S.O.S (Let The Music Play)” performed by Jordin Sparks.
ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.
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