Aideen O’Brien

Director of Music Publishing at Entertainment One
AIDEEN O’BRIEN is an executive in the Canadian music industry with over twenty years’ experience.
Having earned an Honours Diploma in Music Industry Management, Aideen has worked in both the creative
and business side of the Industry. Her CD “Celtic Legends” sold over 20,000 across North America as she
performed at Festivals and clubs across Toronto for over ten years.
Having laid a strong foundation at Golden Phoenix Music, Aideen went on to operate Carlin Music Publishing
Canada before being head hunted by BMG Publishing. While employed as the Director of BMG Music
Publishing Aideen oversaw an increase in synchronization revenue by 15% in their final year of operation.
During her career she has also taught Publishing and Communications at the Toronto Film School, managed
independent artists and recorded an album of Celtic songs, which sold over 12,000 copies across Canada.
During the three years of operating her own company, Mighty Craic Music offered consulting services in areas
of:
• Music Supervision
• Publishing Administration
• Copyright Law
• Publishing Agreements
• Synchronization Agreements
• Contract Negotiation
• International Artist Development
• Business structure

Aideen is a former Director of The Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame (CSHF) and Canadian Academy of
Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS) Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), The Musical Reproduction

Rights Agency (CMRRA), Canadian Ireland Chamber of Commerce, The SOCAN Foundation and remains an
active Board Member of MusiCounts.
Aideen is currently the Director of Music Publishing at Entertainment One where she oversees all the
deliveries of Music Supervision on TV and Film Productions, Composers Contracts, administers Publishing
copyrights and is engaged in growing the Commercial Songwriter side of the Business.

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