Robert Ott was just 19 yeras old when he started his own music publishing company and recording studio -- with the otherworldly name of Lunar Music -- in his native Canada. The big guys in the business took notice and soon came calling. Ott wound up with a job at BMG Music Publishing Canada and eventually rose to become vp/GM of that company.
But the entrepreneurial streak that led Ott into the music business as a teenager couldn't be denied. In 2004, he and business partner Tim Laing founded ole, a music publishing company in Toronto.