Digital distributor INgrooves has started a music publishing services company with a business model that will place it in competition with the likes of Kobalt. 

The move is in response to many INgrooves artists and label clients taking control of some or all of their publishing rights and asking the San Francisco-based company to administer them, according to INgrooves CEO Robb McDaniels. 
“Much of the data that’s needed to effectively identify and collect monies owed is already handled by our ONE Digital platform,” he said in a statement.

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