Music publisher and rights management company ole has announced that music industry veteran Helen Murphy has succeeded Robert Ott as CEO, while Ott will continue to serve as an advisor to Murphy and the ole Board of Directors.

Said Murphy, in a statement, “Given the ever-increasing ways people have to consume music, I believe we have an incredible opportunity at ole to continue to create value for our songwriters, our artists, and our global production music and intellectual property business partners. I look forward to working with the team at ole.”

Murphy is founder and President of International Media Services (IMS), a company that provides strategic and financial advice to clients in global media and entertainment industries.
Prior to IMS, Murphy was Executive Vice President and CFO for the Warner Music Group. In 2012, Murphy was the lead negotiator for Sony to acquire the EMI Music Publishing catalog for $1 billion. She has also previously held a series of senior financial positions, including CFO at Polygram Music Group.

Murphy’s track record, industry knowledge, and creative relationships are expected to lead the next phase of ole’s growth and development.