George Canyon Signs with ole for Worldwide Publishing, Masters, and Catalog
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, is expanding its relationship with country singer/songwriter George Canyon, inking a worldwide co-publishing agreement that includes Canyon’s back catalog and future copyrights.
Over the course of his nearly two-decade career, Canyon has won two Juno Awards and seven CCMA Awards. This year, he was nominated at the CCMAs in the Country Music Program or Special of the Year category for his radio show Down East Country with George Canyon.
“George is a superstar in the Canadian country music scene, and ever since joining ole in 2012, we have expanded that legacy through tireless promotion of his music and ongoing support,” said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. “Now, ole is thrilled to take our relationship with George to the next level via master ownership of his forthcoming album and a purchase of his formidable back catalog.”
“It’s been a pleasure working with ole, and I’m glad to have their support,” said Canyon. “ole has been a tremendous partner where it really counts, getting me the opportunity to collaborate with top notch songwriters and pitching me incredible music for my forthcoming album.”
Canyon has released 10 albums since kicking off his career in 1996, including the Gold-certified One Good Friend, Somebody Wrote Love, and Better Be Home Soon. In 2004, he was named the runner-up on reality competition TV show Nashville Star 2, on which he was the only Canadian to make the final cut. His accolades include Juno Awards for Country Recording of the Year for “One Good Friend” in 2005 and “Somebody Wrote Love” in 2007 as well as CCMA Awards for Rising Star in 2004, Fans’ Choice in 2004, SOCAN Song of the Year for “My Name” in 2005, Single of the Year for “My Name” in 2005 and “Somebody Wrote Love” in 2006, and Male Artist of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Canyon is also an established actor who has appeared in the popular Canadian TV series Heartland and Trailer Park Boys. He was also featured in the film Dawn Rider, a 2012 remake of the classic 1935 John Wayne movie of the same name. He launched the radio show Down East Country with George Canyon in February 2015, on which he runs down anything and everything happening in the country music scene in Atlantic Canada.