Company of the month: CCS Rights Management

4th November 2021

CCS Rights Management is a Toronto-based, global independent music company specializing in music publishing, rights administration, artist development, creative services, neighbouring rights management, royalty collection, synchronization, and licensing for film, TV, advertising, games and other media.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021, the company was founded by respected industry veteran Jodie Ferneyhough, who envisioned a creative-centric company that puts artists and songwriters first with individualized creative attention and robust administrative services to maximize income, elevate careers, and protect the value of their rights. The company has grown 100% year-over-year since inception and continues to expand its global reach and presence in the U.S. with new signings of some of the industry’s most sought-after talent. Ferneyhough and the team are also well known for nurturing the careers of artists and songwriters that have won Juno Awards, SOCAN Awards, Country Music Awards, Much Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, among many other accolades.

In today’s music industry environment where conglomerates, private equity, and institutional investors are aggressively acquiring rights to increase market share and shareholder ROI, CCS conversely remains focused on enhancing the value of songs through developing talent, providing effective and gold standard administration, and working with valued partners from around the globe to deliver high quality creative opportunities. It offers a full range of services for its roster of award-winning and up-and-coming songwriters, artists, musicians, producers and labels, as well as world-leading media and production companies, and corporate brands.

CCS administers more than 150,000 copyrights and provides administration for the Daytripper Music Publishing roster featuring CARYS, POESY, Hill Kourkoutis, Nuela Charles and more. CCS also represents the prestigious catalogues of Kassner Music Publishing (The Kinks, Kiss, Barry White, Jungle Brothers, Elvis, Van Morrison), Angry Mob Publishing, Primary Wave (the iconic Glenn Gould catalogue), and the music of children’s entertainment company Spin Master Ltd. including the PAW Patrol and Abby Hatcher franchises and multiple other series airing worldwide. CCS’ fast growing neighbouring rights division also has more than 40 clients such as rising superstar and RCA artist Tate McRae.

CCS’ Daytripper Music Publishing division is a stand-alone brand dedicated to discovering and nurturing artists and songwriters at all levels and stages in careers, providing personalized and curated creative opportunities while enhancing, capitalizing, and promoting their works. Daytripper prioritizes creativity, individuality and diversity, and works tenaciously to help build influential and lucrative careers with sustainable success. While helping artists and songwriters make an impactful mark and amplify their voice, the company creates new opportunities for their music to reach a worldwide audience. The creative and sync team leverages deep relationships with major media partners and music supervisors to generate placements and licensing income for the roster. Additionally, renowned KCRW-LA radio host and multi-Grammy nominated music supervisor Chris Douridas partnered with Daytripper in 2021 and works alongside the team to help identify and sign US-based and international talent.

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