Harry Fox Agency

  1. SESAC Parent Considers Acquisition of Harry Fox Agency (Exclusive)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Rizvi Traverse, the private equity firm owner of public performance rights organization SESAC, is planning a bid to acquire the Harry Fox Agency, the U.S. mechanical rights organization. HFA’s parent National Music Publishers Assn. is now planning ...

  2. MediaNet Expanding Services to Mechanical Rights Licensing, Administration

    January 24, 2013 1:07 PM EST MediaNet, the back-end of such digital services like Mog/Beats and Songza, is expanding its offerings by providing mechanical rights licensing and administration. MediaNet currently relies on the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) to supply publishing license ...

  3. musiXmatch Lyrics Provider Lands $3.7 Million Funding

    May 09, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Lyrics provider musiXmatch has closed a $3.7 million series of first-round funding led by Francesco Micheli Associates, the same investor that put €400,000 (about $572,000) of seed funding into musiXmatch last year. The musiXmatch service provides ...

  4. RightsFlow Builds A Business Around Clearing Song Rights

    March 18, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When it launched in the fall of 2007, RightsFlow comprised four people working out of the living room of president/CEO Patrick Sullivan's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side.Today, the company has established itself as a disruptive ...

  5. Pubs, Bertie Reach $130M Settlement Over Napster

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music publishing affiliates of the Harry Fox Agency have settled their lawsuit against Bertelsmann AG over the media conglomerate's early investment in the original peer-to-peer service Napster. Billboard.biz has learned that Bertelsmann agre ...

  6. HFA To Use Audible Magic

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency has signed up to use Audible Magic's technology to begin collecting royalties on user-submitted content. HFA will register its database of music with the tech company's sound recording fingerprinting technology. Serv ...

  7. First Lady Of Music Publishing Dies

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Services for Beebe Bourne to be held on Nov. 4. Beebe Bourne, part of the legendary Bourne music publishing family, died Tuesday (Nov. 1) after a battle with cancer. Bourne helmed the New York-based Bourne Co., one of the largest privately owned i ...

  8. NMPA Elects New Board Members

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. NEW YORK -- The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. The directors, who will serve for the next two years, are Martin Bandier (EMI M ...

  9. NMPA Elects New Board Members

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Directors will serve for next two years. The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. The directors, who will serve for the next two years, are Martin Bandier (EMI Music Publishing); Freddy Bienstock (Carlin Americ ...

  10. NMPA Elects New Board Members

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. has announced the results of its election to its board of directors. The National Music Publishers' Assn. has announced the results of its election to its board of directors. The directors, who will s ...

  11. Indies Need Options Under Compulsory License Reform: The Case for Competition

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The bitter struggle between music publishers and digital music services over the rates and terms of publishing licenses for online use has caught the attention of Congress -- so much so that an oversi Les Watkins is VP of business affairs and busi ...

  12. HFA Taps EMI Vet As Senior Counsel

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs at EMI Music North America. In his new position, New York-based Badavas, who will focus on The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badava ...

  13. HFA Taps EMI Vet As Senior Counsel

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs at EMI Music North America. The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs ...

  14. HFA Taps EMI Vet As Senior Counsel

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs at EMI Music North America. The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs ...