ole Chairman/CEO Robert Ott; Ron Mock, President/CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund and ole VP, Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Godard
May 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Robert Ott, founder and CEO of the Toronto-based music rights company ole, has sold his stake in the company to founding equity partner Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) for an undisclosed sum and will continue his leadership role with the IP firm.

April 13, 2018
by Jennifer Mitchell

Canadian music publishing advocate Jennifer Mitchell heads Red Brick Songs and Casablanca Media Publishing that collectively represent the song folios of 40 acts. The company has a global presence and thinks Ottawa could extend Canada's IP wealth by bringing more assets to the table.

April 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Canadian-based IP rights firm ole is beefing up its fast-growing ole label group with the additions of Jennifer Essiembre as director of the division, Ivan Berry as A&R consultant, and Sylvia Lindae joining the team as a marketing consultant.

April 9, 2018
by External Source

A new report finds that sales outside Canada have become a significant driver of sector growth with two-thirds of revenues today coming from foreign sources.

CMRRA's Caroline Rioux
March 27, 2018
by William Glanz

In a few weeks, SoundExchange will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its purchase of the CMRRA. In the following interview with the Canadian rights collection agency topper Caroline Rioux, William Glanz explores the synergies and how the new partnership is working for both orgs.

March 12, 2018
by External Source

A sale may be the largest music-industry transaction since the last time EMI changed hands.

February 14, 2018
by External Source

Royalty Exchange believes it offers the exact financial solution these creators require. And, ultimately, it’s confident it can create a transparent market where a billion dollars can be deployed for rights holders along the way.

Re:Sound's Ian MacKay
February 5, 2018
by David Farrell

Led by President Ian MacKay, the rights org has a team of committed people working incredibly hard to improve the lot of musicians, record labels large and small and fighting the good fight on their behalf.

December 18, 2017
by External Source

The system allows publishers to ensure that all of their existing publishing data is up-to-date, and register new works quickly and easily and free of charge.

At Friday's gala, l-r: Robert Ott, ole artist, Deanna (X Factor) and Angel Lopez
December 13, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Canadian music IP company has dazzled on all fronts this year, with double-digit increases in revenues and margins.

Neville Quinlan, one of two Canadian Board members
December 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Canadians’ Clark Miller and Neville Quinlan are two of five named to the board of SXWorks, the US-based music publisher services arm of SoundExchange.

November 17, 2017
by External Source

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors (CISAC) has announced that creators’ royalties have hit a new record high of C$12.9B worldwide. In Canada, television and radio account for the greater majority of all royalty income, with digital contributing 18 percent.