Toronto-based rights-management company Ole said it had acquired the nearly 3,000 songs in the catalog of Nashville-based Red Vinyl Music.

tim-mcgraw-how-ill-always-be-single-coverThe acquisition includes songwriting futures contracts for Chris Janson, Mark Irwin and Pavel Dovgalyuk, Ole said. Red Vinyl's catalog includes Tim McGraw's #3 2016 country airplay hit "How I'll Always Be," co-written by Janson, Jeremy Stover (already an Ole songwriter) and Jamie Paulin, and Janson's own #24 country airplay single, "Holdin' Her," co-written by Janson and James Otto.

“The Red Vinyl catalog is an absolute gold mine, featuring an incredible body of work across their legacy and current writers. We’re thrilled to represent them, and understand the responsibility of taking care of and adding value to the catalog and those who have helped build it,” said Ole VP of Creative John Ozier in a prepared statement. “Furthermore, partnering with Warner Brothers recording artist Chris Janson is a huge honor, as we have all been fans of Chris from the beginning.”

In other news, Ole just extended its partnership with producer Timbaland in publishing venture Bluestone.

Ole says its catalog now includes more than 55,000 songs and over 60,000 hours of TV and film music. Its production music libraries include Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music and MusicBox.

Pictured at top of page, front row, left to right: songwriters Pavel Dovgalyuk, Chris Janson, and Mark Irwin; back row, left to right: Ole Creative Administration Manager Shellien Kinsey, Ole VP Creative John Ozier, Ole Senior Creative Director Mike Whelan, Ole Creative Manager Emily Mueller-Olson and Ole Creative Director Ben Strain.