CCS Rights Management Announce Signings & New Synch Manager Sarah Keith


Submitted to Cashbox Canada

CCS Rights Management has had an exciting start to 2018 and is now thrilled to announce a number of new signings to their company roster – JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter, Colin James; producer, songwriter and musician, Gavin Brown; Great Big Sea founding member, singer-songwriter and inspirational speaker, Séan McCann, and UK-based firm, Kassner Music Publishing,as well as the hiring of Sync Manager, Sarah Keith.

James has signed an exclusive administration and neighbouring rights deal for his entire catalogue, including his breakthrough hits, Five Long Years, and Chicks ‘n Cars (And the Third World War), as well as future songs. His career spans over three decades and includes 15 studio albums, four of which were with the Little Big Band, including a Christmas album.

An exclusive administration and neighbouring rights deal have been signed with Brown and his publishing venture, Inside Pocket, which features, amongst others, writer, Maia Davies. The JUNO Award-winning, GRAMMY-nominated producer has an extensive list of songwriting credits, including Mountains by Three Days Grace, Raging Bull by One Bad Son, and a number of new artists currently in development.

McCann has also signed an exclusive administration and neighbouring rights deal for his entire catalogue, including the iconic songs from beloved Canadian folk-rock band, Great Big Sea. McCann continues to tour Canada both as an artist and as an inspirational speaker, telling his life story, the struggles he faced, and finding peace after many years of self-abuse.

CCS is proud to announce signing a sub-publishing deal with one of the UK’s most respected indie publishing firms, Kassner Music Publishing. Started 65 years ago by Edward Kassner, and still owned and operated by his son, David, and grandson, Alex Kassner, Kassner Publishing represents some of the most iconic songs of all time, including Bill Haley’s, Rock Around The Clock, and The Kinks’, You Really Got Me.

CCS is also pleased to welcome a new member to the company family – Sync Manager, Sarah Keith. In her role at CCS, Sarah’s focus will be on building great relationships in the world of music supervision and securing sync opportunities for the company’s diverse, talented roster. "We are thrilled to have Sarah join the CCS team,” says Jodie Ferneyhough, President, CCS Rights Management. “With the new signings of Colin, Gavin, Sean and the Kassner Publishing catalogue, and the ever-growing needs of the current writers and catalogue, we are excited to have a dedicated Sync Manager working alongside the team to help increase our sync presence in North America. We expect to see fantastic results from having Sarah on board and look forward to the possibilities this affords us.”

About CCS Rights Management

CCS Rights Management is a Toronto-based, globally minded music company rooted in the stability and business discipline of music publishing and rights management. We provide full administrative and creative services to our growing and diverse roster of writers, artists, musicians, producers and corporate clients alike. CCS is home to artists such as Terra Lightfoot, Chad Brownlee, Tim Chaisson and more.