The new Canadian music rights management company scores big by securing 50% of the large song catalogue of Belly, one that includes many of The Weeknd’s biggest hits, including mega-smash Blinding Lights.
The popular industry veteran teams up with Gavin Brown and Rodney Murphy for a new music rights management company. It will have a strong focus on the catalogues of established and emerging Canadian artists, songwriters, and producers. Learn more from our interview with the Hall of Famer.
Michael McCarty is one of those much-needed forward-thinkers in the music industry, trying to anticipate what’s coming next or what’s next that needs to be done. Karen Bliss's interviewed him as he sets his sites beyond SOCAN where he has accomplished much in seven years.
Bruce Springsteen's new album Western Stars (pictured), a profile of Michael McCarty, and Brian Wilson postpones a tour. Others in the headlines include Teenage Head, NXNE, Leon Redbone, Laurel Canyon, Amanda Palmer, Skid Row, Super Hi-Fi, Peter Perrett, Rolling Thunder, Herbie Hancock, and Spotify.
The popular music industry veteran is currently Chief Membership & Business Development Officer at SOCAN. Both there and in earlier music publishing positions, he has had a major career impact on dozens of major Canadian artists.