Jodie Ferneyhough is President of CCS Rights Management, a Toronto-based, globally-minded music company specializing in music publishing and rights management. He has served on the board of the Canadian Music Publishers Association, including a period as its president. He was Creative Director for Universal Music Publishing Canada for almost a decade until leaving the company in 2001. 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.
Ferneyhough was instrumental in the careers of such Canadian artists as k-os, Sam Roberts and Hedley. He also worked with established international acts Jann Arden, Shania Twain, and Avril Lavigne. Before joining Universal he was music publisher peermusic‘s creative director, and before that he worked in management, booking and as a festival and trade show coordinator. He told Billboard.biz that “I’ve done pretty much everything there is in the business except for work for a record label”.