The Harry Fox Agency will make changes to its HFA Songfile online licensing service effective Jan 1.

The organization will provide HFA Songfile licensing services to its publishers on a commission-free basis, and in response to publisher and licensee requests, HFA will reduce the minimum quantity of physical product licenses available through the service from 500 to 250 copies.

"The licensing process can be completed within minutes, and since the mechanical royalties are collected upfront, payments are issued to publishers at the end of each month," says HFA president/CEO Gary Chrugin. "Following our launch last year of an enhanced version of HFA Songfile, we've increased the number of licenses issued through the service by 24% in 2006, compared to 2005."