Robert Ott is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of ole, the world’s fastest growing rights management company. Robert founded ole in 2004 and since has raised and deployed more than $550M USD into intellectual property and controls over 55,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV/Film music across all genres, making it one of the largest independent rights management companies by revenue and one of the most profitable.
ole recently secured a $500 million USD credit facility from 12 U.S. and Canadian banks led by Los Angeles-based City National Bank making it the largest credit facility in the independent music publishing industry in recent years.
At ole, Robert manages a team of over 150 professionals in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London and Nashville, who are focused on acquisitions, rights administration, creative development and production music. The company continues to develop songwriters and has attained 100+ signings, including Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Gord Bamford, Jeremy Stover, Phil O’Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley.
Additionally, at the helm of ole, Robert has overseen the acquisition of class leading companies Anthem Entertainment Group, Jingle Punks, 5 Alarm Music, Cavendish Music and Compact Media.