Music publisher and rights management company ole has announced that music industry veteran Helen Murphy has succeeded Robert Ott as CEO, while Ott will continue to serve as an advisor to Murphy and the ole Board of Directors.

Said Murphy, in a statement, “Given the ever-increasing ways people have to consume music, I believe we have an incredible opportunity at ole to continue to create value for our songwriters, our artists, and our global production music and intellectual property business partners. I look forward to working with the team at ole.”

Murphy is founder and President of International Media Services (IMS), a company that provides strategic and financial advice to clients in global media and entertainment industries.
Prior to IMS, Murphy was Executive Vice President and CFO for the Warner Music Group. In 2012, Murphy was the lead negotiator for Sony to acquire the EMI Music Publishing catalog for $1 billion. She has also previously held a series of senior financial positions, including CFO at Polygram Music Group.

Murphy’s track record, industry knowledge, and creative relationships are expected to lead the next phase of ole’s growth and development.

The continued rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers may result in a delivery delay of SOCAN cheques and statements.

Unfortunately, this is beyond our control, and Canada Post customers across the country continue to see delays for parcel and mail delivery, as services are suspended in areas affected by the strike.

We remind you that the secure, direct deposit of royalties and statements to your account is an alternative already preferred by the strong majority of our members. This takes only a few minutes to set up; please go here to complete the direct deposit form.

SOCAN mobile appSOCAN has launched a fresh new look for our redesigned mobile app. We created the new version in order to present the same great features with a cleaner, sparser design, for greater readability and ease of use.

The mobile app will continue to offer our members 24/7 access to a wide array of functionality, wherever they are. If you’re a SOCAN member, you can still browse your catalogues, calculate your performance royalties, and review your statements on the go. Whether in the studio, a hotel room, or travelling to a gig, you can access your SOCAN account anytime, anywhere.

If you’re a business Licensed To Play with SOCAN, you can continue to use our unique “license finder” tool to determine which ones apply to your situation, and easily calculate your license payments.

Any visitor to the app can catch up on Canadian music news, become a member of SOCAN (if they create or publish music), explore the discounts and benefits that come with a SOCAN membership, and learn more about what we do.

If you don’t have our app yet, download below and enjoy it today! And if you’re one of the many thousands who already use the SOCAN mobile app, be sure to update it for a fresh new look at our fresh new look!

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