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Compact Media Establishes New Leadership Team with Renewed Focus on Growth, Service & Technology


Mark Rowland, Vice President & General Manager and Andy Harwood, Vice President, Business Development


LONDON, UK (May 25, 2017) – Compact Media, the London-based world market leader in audio-visual, secondary rights management, announced today that Mark Rowland has been elevated to Vice President & General Manager and will lead the business going forward. Andy Harwood also was promoted to Vice President, Business Development. The move signals Compact Media’s renewed focus on growth through the development of broader services and new technology for the benefit of clients.

Rowland joined Compact Media in 2013 as Vice President of Client Sales and Development, overseeing the return of the company’s music publishing operation, working with television producers to finalise projects with an innovative production fund, and signing new clients to the company’s core AVSR business.

Harwood joined Compact Media in 2007 and held various roles in the organisation, most recently Head of Client Services. In his new role, Andy will expand his remit to cross-sell the group’s wider services and identify more innovative opportunities and solutions for their global client base.

“This is the beginning of an exciting new era for the number one company in the AVSR space,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole, which acquired Compact in 2016. “Mark and his team in London are world class and we look forward to great success under their leadership. We are investing heavily in systems and personnel to grow the business and support the continued success of the London office.”

“I’m very proud to take on this role and work with Compact’s great team and our extended ole family to bring evolved service to our clients,” said Rowland.

Following Compact’s acquisition by rights management company ole in October, the two companies have combined their complementary strengths and suite of offerings to benefit Compact Media’s diverse base of 750 clients including All3Media, FremantleMedia, Sonar Entertainment, DreamWorks Distribution, DRG, Lakeshore and National Geographic. With a deep understanding of and relationships in the A/V secondary rights industry, Compact Media is now augmented by ole’s broader rights services, proprietary data analytics/Business Intelligence (BI) systems and geographical reach.

With ole’s backing, Compact has stronger capital resources to invest and purchase rights through ole’s access to key service offerings including YouTube rights management, music publishing administration, and production music services and libraries.

For more information please contact: 
Tye Worobess 
Manager, Communications 


About Compact Media
Serving content creators, Compact is the leading independent company that provides a global resource for ensuring long-term value of AV content rights, delivering international rights management and royalty collection.

With offices in London, Los Angeles and Sydney, Compact Media’s services include: secondary re-transmission rights collection, music publishing, revenue assurance and data and technology services. Across the whole group, more than 750 international companies select Compact as their preferred partner from large multinational names through to smaller specialist producers and rights holders. For more information, visit www.compact.media.

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