Casablanca is the largest independent music publisher in Canada. We provide both
domestic and foreign music publishing administration services to copyright owners
around the globe.
In addition to our hands-on knowledge of the music publishing industry, our relationships
with film/television producers, record companies and advertising agencies gives
us an added advantage in soliciting licenses for your catalogue.
Casablanca has a complete team of personnel to support, administer and exploit all
of your music publishing copyrights.
Jennifer Mitchell, President, BComm., LL.B., was
an associate at the law firm Gardiner, Roberts LLP and prior to that, Farano Green,
where she specialized in entertainment, media and communications law. During her
time in private practice, Jennifer represented numerous music publishers, songwriters,
recording artists, record companies, distributors, and film and television production
companies. Jennifer also assisted clients with respect to the acquisition, sale,
financing and distribution of catalogues and intellectual property assets owned
or controlled by them. In 2001, Jennifer co-founded Casablanca Media Publishing
together with Edmund Glinert, and she has served as its Vice President since
its inception. Jennifer is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations
of Casablanca and also acts as the company’s in-house general legal counsel.
Jana Cleland, Vice President, has over
12 years of music publishing experience. Jana came from BMG Music Publishing where
she worked in the copyright and royalty department before she became their Creative
Manager. She promoted songs to Film, TV and media as well as pitched material to
artists. For the past several years, Jana has been actively involved with the songwriter
committee for the Juno Awards.
Amy Eligh, Director of Sync and Creative Services,
joined Casablanca Media Publishing in 2005 as a Publishing Coordinator and learned
about the copyright administration side of publishing. In 2007, she switched gears and
became Creative Manager. In this capacity, she pitches songs for film and TV; organizes
showcases for TV networks (ABC and NBC), music supervisors, and advertisers; develops
new writers; arranges co-writing sessions; coordinates writing camps and scouts for
talent. Amy has secured sync placements on Castle, Body of Proof, Pretty Little Liars,
Being Human, Life Unexpected, Flashpoint, Degrassi: The Next Generation, TD Canada
Trust, Canadian Tire among many others.
Jeniel Arrubio, Office Manager, joined Casablanca
after several years at a fast-paced promotional company. She’s maintained the momentum
she was famous for and provides exceptional support to Ed, Jennifer and Controller while
keeping the Casablanca group of companies running smoothly. Jeniel (that’s pronounced:
Jenelle) is a very cheery presence on the frontline at Casablanca.
Steve Payne, Manager, Copyright & Licensing, is a two
time graduate of Fanshawe College, majoring in both Radio Broadcasting
and Music Industry Arts. He may be a relatively new face in the music
industry, but he is not without experience. Since moving to Toronto
in 2005, Steve has built a strong background in the music business,
focusing his time on licensing, publishing, editing, engineering and
production. On the technical side of things, Steve also enjoys recording
and producing fledgling bands as a freelance recording engineer.