Winners pictured (L-R) - Josh Cottrell. Selda Sahin (with Derek Gregor), Aubrey Toone, Scott Forman

Winners pictured (L-R) - Josh Cottrell. Selda Sahin (with Derek Gregor), Aubrey Toone, Scott Forman

NSAI “ole Chapter Challenge” Creates Unprecedented Opportunity 

Nashville, Tenn. (July 25, 2018) -- Four members of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) have been offered single song contracts by ole music publishing company as part of NSAI’s first-ever “ole Chapter Challenge” song search. In April, every NSAI member throughout the world was able to play a song at their chapter meeting.  Local members then voted for their favorite song for further consideration by ole.

“The four songs we selected for contracts were professional caliber and we are excited to pitch them to artists, for film and tv and other uses,” said ole’s Nashville Vice-President John Ozier.  “It is exciting to find talented songwriters from around the country whose songs deserve a chance for placement.  I applaud Bart Herbison and his team at the NSAI for giving both the songwriters and ole this opportunity.”   

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for unsigned songwriters to find a partner with ole’s clout to help them get a placement.  It is really a chance for dreams to come true,” said NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison. 

Each April NSAI will present the “ole Chapter Challenge” across its 100 plus chapters located around the globe.  NSAI members vote at each chapter.  The winning song is then forwarded for further consideration by ole for a possible contract.  In addition, each local NSAI Regional Chapter Coordinator gets to submit a song for consideration as a reward for their service to the organization.

Songwriters who received single song contract offers from ole and their chapters were:

"Filling Space" by Selda Sahin -- NSAI NYC Chapter;
"Good Things" by Josh Cottrell -- NSAI Knoxville, TN Chapter;
"Insane" by Aubrey Toone -- Salt Lake City, UT NSAI Chapter;
"Keep Talking Like That" by Scott Forman – coordinator, NSAI NYC Chapter.

The NSAI has more than 100 chapters in the United States and five other countries.  They meet monthly and host educational activities, open mics, offer song feedback and other services.  More information, including chapter locations, is available at

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 55,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. 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, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. 

ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Entertainment One, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including: JINGLE PUNKS, Cavendish MUSIC, 5 ALARM MUSIC, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company COMPACT MEDIA– which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world – in a major deal that furthers ole's commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe. 

ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include: Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Chris Janson, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O'Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley. olehas ongoing ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-Bluestone Publishing, ole's venture with global hitmaker, Timbaland. ole's legacy catalogs and writers include: Rush, Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas. 

ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label group. The division includes: anthem, the label home of: Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Fletcher Thornley, Steven Page and The Tea Party; anthem LEGACY, which houses legendary catalogues by such artists as: Stompin' Tom Connors, Max Webster, Lighthouse and Ian Thomas, and red dot, which has released, developed and up-streamed artists including: Haley Reinhart, George Canyon, Austin Jenckes, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, Maddison Krebs and Jordan Davis. 

ole digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 17 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.