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Music Events (more headlines) 07-28-2014

ole And Writers Nominated In 27 Categories At 2014 CCMA Awards

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Website: http://www.majorlyindie.com

- ole Contending for 8th Consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award; Four of the Five “Fans’ Choice Award” Nominees ole Songwriters

TORONTO, Canada (July 28, 2014) – ole and ole songwriters proved to be a favorite with the 2014 Canadian Country Music Awards, receiving a total of 27 nominations.

ole itself will compete for its eighth consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award, while ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Jeff Coplan, Lindi Ortega, and Johnny Reid were nominated in multiple categories. Brody and Bamford also received the second- and third-most nominations of any performer with six and five each, respectively.

In addition, Bamford, Brody, Canyon, and Reid are nominated for this year’s Fans’ Choice Award, which is decided by fan votes. Voting is open now at http://ccmafanvote.dmds.com/VotePublic.html, and those who do so may enter the Ultimate Fan Contest for a chance to win a trip to Country Music Week and the right to present the Fans’ Choice Award to the winner during the live ceremony.

“It’s great to be recognized by the Canadian Country Music Association both as an organization and on behalf of our writers,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. “My thanks go out to the ole staff and songwriters for making this achievement possible, and we’re looking forward to the ceremony.”

A full list of nominees can be found below, with ole and ole-affiliated songwriters, tracks, and albums highlighted. The winners will be announced September 7 at 8 p.m. during a live broadcast of the awards ceremony on CBC-TV.

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
ole

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
George Canyon
Johnny Reid

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Bounty – Dean Brody
Take the Week Off – Deric Ruttan
When Your Lips Are So Close – Gord Bamford

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
All Kinds of Crazy – Codie Prevost
Crop Circles – Dean Brody
Throw Down – Tim Hicks

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Bounty
- Written and performed by Dean Brody
Hell Raisin’ Good Time
- Written by Jeff Coplan, Tim Hicks, Casey Marshall, Neil Sanderson; Performed by Tim Hicks
When Your Lips Are So Close
- Written by Gord Bamford, Brent L. Baxter, Byron Hill; Performed by Gord Bamford

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Bounty – Dean Brody
Got a Feeling – Tim Hicks, featuring Blackjack Billy
Take the Week Off – Deric Ruttan

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindi Ortega

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindi Ortega

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Johnny Reid

ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Country Junkie
- Design Team: Patrick Duffy/ Rob Waymen; Artist: Gord Bamford
Crop Circles
- Design Team: Kristin Barlowe/Mitchell Nevins; Artist: Dean Brody
Tin Star
- Design Team: Julie Moe/Andrew Robinson; Artist: Lindi Ortega
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RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford/Byron Hill – Album: Country Junkie, Artist: Gord Bamford

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford: Christmas in Canada - CMT


About ole:
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $300M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, and with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres including the recently acquired catalog of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Copyrights under ole’s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Rush, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland, and many of the themes, scores, and cues in Film & Television properties from the catalogs of DHX Media, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library.

ole is proud to be to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan Securities, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank and OneWest Bank.

ole is committed to being the world’s best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.

For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.

Media Contacts:
Laurie Jakobsen
Jaybird Communications
646-484-6764
laurie@jaybirdcom.com

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