Jim Selby joins ole Digital as SVP
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2013) -
ole Digital announced today that Jim Selby, former Naxos CEO, has joined as the division's inaugural Senior Vice President. Under his leadership ole Digital will ensure that ole is at the forefront of online rights management, collections, content and business development by actively representing the interests of the company's clients and owned assets across all online platforms.
"Jim is a senior executive with extensive experience navigating the digital rights landscape and I look forward to his vision in leading this important area of ole's business. The implications of rapid tech adoption for our assets are profound and I am confident that Jim has the right mix of abilities to ensure we capitalize," states ole CEO Robert Ott.
"I am very excited to be joining ole to lead its newly formed Digital division. Leveraging the already established world class systems, partnerships and assets at ole, I am confident that the ole team will be among the strongest in the world as we work together to build ole Digital," says Selby.
About Jim Selby
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Jim Selby spent 16 years at Naxos of America and has been the company's Chief Executive Officer since 2007. Since the late 90's Jim has been at the forefront of each iteration of the industry's digital evolution. His career includes involvement in landmark deals such as the launch of the iTunes store, YouTube's agreement with independent record labels, licenses for the first subscription services including Spotify and Rhapsody, innovative scan 'n' match deals with iTunes, Amazon and Google, as well as direct deals with SiriusXM and Clearchannel.
ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $280M in music IP. Founded in 2004, and with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in intellectual property acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres including the recently acquired catalog of Sony Pictures Entertainment. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library. Copyrights under ole's control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland, and many of the themes, score and cues in Film & Television properties from the catalogs of DHX Media, MGM and Nelvana.
ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.
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