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

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
A&R/Creative Director

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 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.

Sarah Keith
Sync Manager

For as long as she can remember, music has always been Sarah’s life. From performing in her family rock band at the age of 10 in her hometown of Cabarete, Dominican Republic, to working in the music business in Toronto, she’s never pictured being a part of any other industry. 


In 2017, Sarah graduated with distinction from the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University specializing in the music business and communication studies. As a student, she interviewed numerous music executives to explore different sectors of the industry.
Sarah’s first industry-related job was as program assistant at the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), which lead to her role as marketing and sales manager at Curve Music. She recently worked with the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and Instinct Entertainment ,and acted as CIMA’s sponsorship and outreach coordinator to plan the Unison Benevolent Fund fundraiser during the Canadian Music Café.
 Aside from her work and studies, Sarah also sang the national anthem at over 40 different sporting and charitable events.
In her role at CCS, Sarah’s focus is on building great relationships in the world of music supervision and securing sync opportunities for the CCS’s diverse, talented roster.
When Sarah’s not working, you can find her songwriting alongside her dog, Karma, in Toronto or horseback riding with her family back home in the Dominican Republic