Publishing

Publishing

March 28, 2017
by David Farrell

Canadian music publisher ole is seeking bids of at least US$650 million as part of what the company is calling a recapitalization process.

March 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

Stompin’ Tom Connors' music is getting a reboot as his estate has signed a deal with music rights management company ole

January 19, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In this weekly FYI feature we keep you apprised of all the deadlines you need to know about for applications for music festivals and conferences, grants and funding opportunities. We trust you’ll find this of value.

November 1, 2016
by FYI Staff

If the Trudeau government is looking for a poster boy for Canada's new economy, Robert Ott is their man. Pictured here (l-r) Alex Lifeson, Robert Ott and Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough

October 27, 2016
by FYI Staff

Now calling itself the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, the Canadian firm is on a roll with a hit parade of songs on the US and Canadian Country charts, and an ROI that is the envy of the music business.

September 13, 2016
by FYI Staff

The company won an unprecedented tenth straight CCMA Award as Music Publishing Company of the Year. It continues to rack up hits in North America and sign new writers. Pictured: The ole team at CCMAs

June 23, 2016
by FYI Staff

A major deal announced yesterday will see ole managing and administering wide-ranging music publishing efforts for eOne’s extensive music catalog.

April 5, 2016
by David Farrell

Canadian music publishing CEO Robert Ott responds to a suggestion his company ole is withdrawing its production music catalogues from ASCAP...

February 16, 2016
by David Farrell

The acquisition includes publishing catalogues once owned by Boosey & Hawkes, Rodgers & Hammerstein and the BBC and boosts its production-music library to over 750,000 controlled tracks.

November 26, 2015
by FYI Staff

Beggars Group boss Martin Mills champions the rights of songwriters, but the battle is far from over as major labels play hardball for a larger split on royalty income.

August 5, 2015
by FYI Staff

Tuesday's FYI included a guest column by Annie Lin discussing the difficulties in identifying song owners in the US as no single comprehensive database of song ownership metadata exists. The same is not true in Canada, however, as CMRRA VP Margaret McGuffin clearly points out.

August 4, 2015
by FYI Staff

The task of identifying song owners, serving them a notice, and paying them a nominal fee seems like it should be simple. But it is at scale a byzantine research project.