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"For You," the song that ole writer Monty Powell and country star Keith Urban co-wrote for the soundtrack of the popular film Act of Valor, the Navy SEAL action thriller, has been nominated as Best Original Song, Motion Picture for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, to be presented in Hollywood on January 13, 2013, and Best Song for the Broadcast Film Critic Association's 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, which will be announced at a January 10, 2013.
"For You", which was included on Keith Urban's latest album The Story So Far, was immediately embraced by the U.S. military. Both Urban and Powell have done a number of special performances and speaking engagements to support the military since the song's release. Urban is donating the proceeds from "For You" to the Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides support to Navy SEAL families.
The song actually took on a life of its own. It was initially just going to be in the movie and then a video was shot, which got a lot of attention, and then radio started playing it. "For You" went from being a cut on a soundtrack to what has become a huge hit for Keith Urban.
When Urban's co-writer, ole's Monty Powell heard of his nomination, he said, "As happy as I am for myself and Keith with this Golden Globe nomination ...I am even happier for all the men and women in uniform whose ultimate sacrifices provided the true heart and soul for this song."
"Very few songs can touch people the way 'For You' did," adds ole Chief Creative Officer Gilles Godard, "because of its honesty dealing with what our military and their families live every day often without recognition. Keith Urban and Monty Powell certainly found a way to shine a light on that sacrifice."
Keith Urban, who was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in April of this year, added later, "When I watched this film I thought, 'Well, I see very clearly what these guys are willing to give their all for,' and I thought, 'What am I willing to give my all for?' That's really the spirit that we wrote the song from."
Powell's relationship with Urban dates back to 1993 when Urban was in the critically-acclaimed band, The Ranch, which would ultimately record for Capitol Records with Powell as their producer. One of the highlights of their long-time collaboration came with a trio of Keith Urban-recorded songs: "Til Summer Comes Around," "Sweet Thing" and "Kiss A Girl," which earned the CMA's prestigious Triple Play Award honoring songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period.
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 45 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with the acquisition of MusicBox and Auracle which have operations in NY, Toronto and LA.
ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past six years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse." Other recent notable ole awards include: Academy of Country Music (ACM) 2012 Song of the Year Award for "Crazy Girl" (Liz Rose/Lee Brice); SESAC 2011 Country Performance Activity Award for "Til Summer Comes Around" (Monty Powell/Keith Urban); three BMI 2011 Most Performed Songs Awards for "Fearless" (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift); "Why Wait" (Jimmy Yeary, Tom Shapiro) and "Let Me Down Easy" (Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler); 2011 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" (Steven Lee Olsen, Bruce Wallace); 2011 SOCAN Domestic Television Series Music Award Busytown Mysteries (Peter Coulman, Carl Lenox, David Tedesco); and 2011 SOCAN Award for 100,000 Radio Performances of Lighthouse's "Sunny Days" and "Pretty Lady" (Skip Prokop).
The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $145MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs such as: Timbaland, Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Rami Yacoub, Chris Wallin, Richie MacDonald, Balmur, Keith Follese, Brett Jones, 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, CCI and recently, The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 60+ staff of 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 client account transparency portal, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to modernizing its client services and to leading-edge 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"; and "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" by Britney Spears; Pink's "U + Ur Hand"; "Sexyback," "My Love," and "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake; "Say it Right" and "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado; "Start a Band" by Brad Paisley with Keith Urban; "That's How Country Boys Roll" by Billy Currington; "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" by Justin Moore; "It's Gonna Be Me" from 'N Sync; "Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; "Legendary Child" by Aerosmith; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Tim McGraw's "Something Like That."
ole owns or represents up to 150,000 production music tracks within its MusicBox libraries. With 10 staff in North America, ole's Production Music division delivers excellent customer service and quality Creative on a leading edge IT platform. Our production music division leverages ole's established Administration, Finance and IT services.
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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