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September 16, 2016
by David Farrell

Canadian-based music publishing and rights management company ole has announced that it  has secured a US$500-million-dollar credit facility from a consortium of banks that it will use to fund future acquisitions. Photo (l-r): ole CEO Robert Ott, Kelsea Ballleri, John Ozier and Gilles Godard.

May 27, 2016
by External Source

Recorded music leader UMG lost market share in 2015, but WMG, the smallest of the three majors, made the biggest gains, and Sony/ATV remained the leader in terms of corporate publishing control.

March 30, 2016
by Kerry Doole

Leading Vancouver-based indie labels 604 Records and Light Organ Records move over to Sony for distribution.

January 26, 2016
by David Farrell

The CMRRA has commenced legal proceedings against eOne to resolve a dispute tied to a mechanical licensing agreement...

January 13, 2016
by FYI Staff

Marty Bandier, the king of music publishing, has inked a new deal with Sony/ATV that could pay him as much as US$7M a year...

December 16, 2015
by FYI Staff

Sony Music Entertainment has announced the signing of Canadian singer/songwriter Jocelyn Alice to a worldwide record deal with Sony affiliate Disruptor Records.

December 14, 2015
by David Farrell

Canadian independent music labels and artists could take a page from a strategy that is increasingly turning around the fortunes of the Big Three.

October 21, 2015
by FYI Staff

Sony Music has struck a unique partnership with Quebec's premiere independent Audiogram Records that benefits artists on their respective rosters in Canada and in France.

October 19, 2015
by FYI Staff

A half ownership of Sony/ATV, the world's largest music publishing firm, is on the block. The valuation is anyone's guess, but the uncertainty is troubling for the many who have assets tied to the song publisher.

August 18, 2015
by David Farrell

Canadian rights management company, ole, announced Monday that Mike Whelan has joined the company’s Nashville office as Senior Director, Creative. Whelan was formerly with Sony Music Publishing.