Music Publishing • Ancillary Rights • Artist Management

CCS Team

CCS seeks out business relationships based on trust and transparency while actively searching for innovative, unexpected opportunities for our clients, partners and CCS itself. We value honesty and creativity. Our team is deeply knowledgeable, respectful, and delivers service beyond expectations.

Jodie Ferneyhough
President

After years as the head of Universal Music Publishing Group and peermusic Canada, Jodie founded CCS Rights Management; a company built on the philosophy of hard work, dedication and an artist-first attitude. The new company is meant to be a place where writers, artists and performers not only receive outstanding administrative service but are provided creative service that suits their individual needs. Each deal is as unique as each artist, and CCS prides itself on providing a distinctly hands-on approach.

Over the years Jodie’s artists have received awards and accolades from the Juno Awards, SOCAN Awards, Country Music Awards, Much Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards. Jodie sits on the Board of Directors of CMRRA and is the vice-president of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA). In 2013, he was elected to sit on the ICMP Board (International Confederation of Music Publishers). Jodie is the co-founder of the Unison Benevolent Fund.

You can also find Jodie on the road somewhere with his bike group no matter the time of year.

Jordan Howard
Creative Manager

Among Jordan’s more than 13 years of diverse industry experience, he managed and was instrumental in the success of The Glorious Sons, he was the Sales Director at Maple Music (now Cadence), and was an instructor at Recording Arts Canada.

He is particularly proud of his role as the founder (at just 18) of the Toronto non-profit and charitable organization Rock for Humanity, which raised tens of thousands of dollars for their charitable partners.

At CCS, Jordan fills a number of challenging roles: he’s the Global Head of A&R and Artist Development and Head of Sync for North America, he manages the careers of The Balconies and Sampson, and plays a key creative role overall while maintaining a strong belief in ‘artist/song first’ in everything he does.

Just as varied as his experience, Jordan’s musical taste runs the gamut from pop to to hip hop to punk.

Katharine Perak
Copyright & Royalty Manager

Katharine has a strong background in music publishing administration. Before joining CCS Rights Management, she spent seven years at Nettwerk Music Group and seven years at Casablanca Media Publishing.

She has a wide range of experience including royalty accounting, copyright registration, business affairs, and maintaining relationships with foreign affiliates and performing rights societies.

Katharine has had the good fortune to work with many great artists throughout her music business career, and the talent at CCS is no exception.

Ian Gilchrist
International Creative Services Manager

Ian Gilchrist has gained a wealth of experience during his 25 years working in music and home entertainment marketing, product development and sales and distribution in the U.S., Canada and the UK (where he currently lives).

He has set up and managed or co-managed territorial offices for independent labels including Rounder Records Group (Canada), Milan Records (UK), and Matador Records (UK).

Ian has worked with an eclectic variety of artists including Alison Krauss (Canadian Gold sales for Live and Raising Sand), Talking Heads, Nazareth and Madeleine Peyroux (Canadian Gold sales for her Rounder debut Careless Love).

Other labels and distributors he’s worked with include Rykodisc, the British Film Institute, Rough Trade Marketing (RTM), 20th Century Fox, Pioneer Europe, Universal Music Canada and BMG Rights UK (producing and marketing critically-acclaimed reissues from Slade, The Associates, Echo & The Bunnymen, and many others).

Ian writes about music and film for print and online outlets including Shindig! and heyuguys.com. When not working he’s usually reading, watching films or TV programmes, listening to music, or travelling.