TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Indie music publisher ole has named Michael McCarty as their new president. McCarty is a seasoned industry veteran with more than 20 years experience in the music publishing business, most recently serving as the head of EMI Music Publishing Canada, a post he held for 15 years.
McCarty, started his new job on July 6, and he will oversee the company's day-to-day operations from ole's head office in Toronto.
In making the announcement, ole Chairman and CEO, Robert Ott, said, “The entry of Michael as President marks a new era in the evolution of ole and we are fortunate to add an executive of his experience and integrity to our operation. Michael is a bona fide music publisher with a real passion for songs and Creative development and we look forward to his contribution to ole’s continued growth."
Michael began his career as a recording engineer and producer working with the record producers Jack Richardson (The Guess Who) and Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel). He then progressed rapidly to Creative Manager at ATV Music Group Canada to CBS/SBK to A&R Director of SBK Records and Publishing in LA. In 1992, McCarty was named President of EMI Music Publishing Canada.
He has played a key role in the development of the careers of such artists and songwriters as Sum 41, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Esthero, Gavin Brown, Wilson Phillips, Matthew Good, Lukas Rossi, Moist and Len and was involved in the direct signing of Nelly Furtado to a US deal. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers