New Signings April 13, 2021

Tate McRae signs neighbouring rights deal with CCS Rights Management

Tate McRae signs neighbouring rights deal with CCS Rights Management
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Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae has inked a deal with global rights management company CCS’ new division.

CCS Neighbouring Rights will manage the performing rights of McRae’s sound recordings. The singer released her second EP, Too Young to Be Sad, last month through RCA Records, which features McRae’s breakthrough single ‘You Broke Me First’, a three-time Platinum track in Australia.

Since then, she has also teamed up with Aussie pop singer Troye Sivan and Kosovo-based DJ Regard for a new single, ‘You’, due out later this week.

The new neighbouring rights division of CCS is headed by industry veteran Lee-Anne Wielonda, who previously worked with Canadian rights management group ACTRA RACS to establish and oversee its neighbouring rights department. In her brief time with CCS so far, Wielonda has secured 40 new signings for the company.

CCS Neighbouring Rights has also signed deals with Montreal-based label Higher Reign, as well as an expanded deal with global entertainment company Spin Master, known for its toy brands Rubik’s Cube and Kinetic Sand, and animated series PAW Patrol.

“CCS has consistently grown and expanded the global reach and breadth of our music publishing and rights administration. Launching the new neighbouring rights division is a natural step in fulfilling the company’s mandate of providing a full suite of services to artists, writers and rightsholders,” founder and president Jodie Ferneyhough said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to broaden the scope of our relationship with Spin Master, and welcome many recent signings including Tate McRae and Higher Reign Music Group,” said Jodie Ferneyhough, founder and president of CCS Rights Management.

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