Music publishing

  1. Publishing Briefs: Nettwerk Buys Stake in Ten Ten Music Group, BMG Chrysalis Inks Hasbro Deal, Greg Kurstin Re-Ups With Sony/ATV

    December 16, 2014 12:40 PM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. • The Nashville music publishing scene continues to attract investors. In the latest deal, Nettwerk Music Group 's publishing division has acquired 50 p ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: UMPG signs Miley, Keith Urban and Julian Bunetta, Warner/Chappel Gets Mustaine, Slash and Much More

    November 19, 2013 12:22 PM EST -- Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Miley Cyrus to an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement for her album "Bangerz." In a statement, UMPG president, North America Evan Lamberg said Cyrus is "reinventing ...

  3. SoundExchange Turns Ten: From Humble Beginnings, Half a Billion (From the Magazine)

    October 21, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Proof of the record industry’s life after near-death can be seen in the trend of payouts from SoundExchange, the Washington D.C.-based not-for-profit that collects and distributes digital performance royalties from noninteractive webcasters and ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Lou Reed Re-Ups Admin with Sony/ATV, the Weeknd Signs with SONGS, Bicycle Buys MPCA

    October 02, 2013 1:26 PM EDT --- In completing its one-hundredth transaction, Bicycle Music and its affiliates have acquired the Music Publishing Company of America , which includes in its catalogs songs by Robert Johnson, Sammy Cahn, Richie Sambora, Todd Rungren and Donova ...

  5. How Inconsistent Metadata Impedes Music Industry Growth at NARM's Music Biz 2013

    May 07, 2013 4:49 PM EDT Panel: Building Efficiency & Transparency In Royalty Reporting Moderator: Mark Isherwood, Rightscomm Panelists: Matt DeFilippis, ASCAP Larry Miller, MediaNet Daniel Susla, TouchTunes Les Watkins, Music Reports Inc. Rob Weitzner, Consolidated ...

  6. Warner/Chappell Names Jake Ottmann SVP of A&R

    March 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Warner Music Group's publishing wing, Warner/Chappell Music, has named Jake Ottmann its new senior vice president of A&R, charged with finding, signing and guiding new artists as well as bringing established artists into WMG's fold ...

  7. Michael Simon of Harry Fox Agency: Digital Music's Slingshot

    November 19, 2012 12:55 PM EST Michael Simon, the new president/CEO of the Harry Fox Agency, says he has a simple goal for HFA: combine his deep love of music with his desire to build the industry's digital infrastructure to help young people discover musicians like Hal ...

  8. NMPA CEO David Israelite On What He'll Discuss At Annual Meeting

    June 12, 2012 8:46 PM EDT As music publishers convene in New York Wednesday for the National Music Publishers Assn. (NMPA) annual meeting, NMPA president/CEO David Israelite says he will address some of the same issues that he covered in his Congressional testimony last we ...

  9. RightsFlow Acquired by Google

    December 09, 2011 3:22 PM EST RightsFlow has been acquired by Google, according to a note posted on the site by the company president and CEO Patrick Sullivan. The note is vague on details, so it is unclear how the move will impact the company's relationships with other d ...

  10. Backbeat: Fontana Hosts Event for NYC Labels, We're Late But Rock the Joint Anyway

    December 09, 2011 10:33 AM EST Retail Track likes to be everywhere but sometimes writing stories in the office is a time consuming process that takes precedence over sharing goodwill with the industry. But when events are just around the corner from the Billboard office at a pl ...

  11. Swedish Label X5 Hires Ex-Amazon Employee Griff Morris For U.S. Operation

    August 17, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Stockholm, Sweden-based label X5, which was created in 2005 to take advantage of digital distribution, has further beefed up its U.S. presence by hiring former Amazon employee Griff Morris. In his new role at X5, Morris will be in charge content d ...

  12. Harry Fox Agency Inks Deal With Spotify For Publishing Licensing, And More

    July 18, 2011 7:33 PM EDT The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) has entered into a publishing licensing, administration and management agreement with Spotify to clear mechanical publishing rights for the digital music service. Under the agreement, Spotify will utilize HFA's end- ...

  13. Listen to the Audience, Make a Better Experience, Panelists at Rethink Music Say

    April 26, 2011 6:28 PM EDT BOSTON - How can the music business grow instead of fighting over slices of a shrinking pie? Make a better mass market experience, said Thomas Hesse, president of global digital business for Sony Music. That means following consumers to smart phon ...

  14. Royalty Trust: RightsFlow CEO Patrick Sullivan Answers FAQs

    March 18, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When you secure licenses on behalf of clients, they're sometimes issued in your name, not the client's. If such a client switches to another licensing service provider, would they have to relicense those works? We allow the licensee to h ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Publishing Briefs: YouTube & RightsFlow Announce Rights Mgm't Partnership

    February 15, 2011 10:28 AM EST -- YouTube & RightsFlow Announce Rights Management Partnership RightsFlow has just announced an agreement with YouTube to assist with music rights management. The deal allows YouTube to enlist RightsFlow's help in processing and managing ...

  17. Watch BlinkerActive One-Minute Keynote Speeches From Digital Music Execs

    February 09, 2011 5:21 PM EST BlinkerActive, a music marketing agency founded by IRIS Distribution, has posted a series of one-minute "keynote" interviews with the heads of various digital music companies. Branded "Candid Keynotes: Rethinking music in 60 Seconds ...

  18. MIDEM 2011 Weekend Recap: Tom Silverman on the Collapse of Digital Catalog Sales

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST MIDEM is businesslike during the day and playful at night. But it never stops being about business. While the crowd at the Station Tavern watched the AFC and NFC championship games, networking was alive and well. And as the evening wore on and oth ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: RightsFlow, Liz Rose Music, Paul Rodgers and more

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- SoundExchange is tapping the RightsFlow database to help find recording artists who are due royalties collected by the organization. The New York-based music licensing and royalty service provider has responded by matching 1,675 artists and 63 ...

  20. Retail Briefs: NARM, Heavy Rotation Records, Alliance Entertainment

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers and the Country Music Assn. will produce an Entertainment Law Conference in Nashville on Nov. 9. The keynote will be an interview with U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters , who will discuss ...

  21. RightsFlow, Christian Copyright Solutions Partner

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS), a provider of copyright services for churches and ministries, is now onboard with RightsFlow’s Limelight platform. The deal between the two companies will integrate CCS’s Permissionsplus service with RightsFlow ...

  22. RightsFlow, Rhapsody Ink Deal

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow will provide bulk mechanical licensing and administration and reporting support for online music subscription service Rhapsody. “This partnership further enhances our ability to efficiently clear the mechanical rights for our catalog, e ...

  23. Music Reports, Audible Magic Partner On Licensing, Royalty Data

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Reports, the music administration and licensing service for music users, and Audible Magic, a provider of electronic media identification, have formed a strategic partnership to expand music publishing licensing and reporting solutions for b ...

  24. Publishing Briefs: Performance Rights Act, RightsFlow, Downtown Music Publishing

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has come out in favor of granting copyright owners and performers a public performance right when their songs are played on radio, as would be required by the "Performance Rights Act," currently being c ...

  25. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  26. Beatport Links With RightsFlow

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow will provide global society reporting services for Beatport, the international dance music digital retailer. Music services that operate internationally are often required to report territorial uses to local performance, mechanical and ...

  27. Business Matters: Live Nation, Sony, Nokia, Slacker and More

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Want free advice from some of the industry’s leading direct-to-fan experts ? During the “Your Fans Are Your Livelihood” panel on March 17 at SXSW , the four panelists will critique the direct-to-fan marketing efforts of two artists. Panelists a ...

  28. @MIDEM: RightsFlow, PRS For Music Sign Deal

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow, which provides mechanical licensing for labels and digital service providers, has signed a deal to identify and license PRS for Music works for mechanical uses in the U.S. Since digital service providers began paying for streaming, sub ...

  29. Kontor New Media Partners With RightsFlow

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kontor New Media, a European digital distributor of independent music and movies, has cut a deal that allows its distributed lines to use New York-based RightsFlow for mechanical licensing, accounting and royalty payment services. By offering labe ...

  30. RightsFlow, INgrooves In Deal

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow has cut a deal with INgrooves to provide its distributed labels with mechanical licensing and royalty payment services, if they so choose. INgrooves clients will be able to use RightsFlow's proprietary licensing, accounting and roy ...

  31. Publishing Briefs: Bug Music, Songfile, Muzak

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music has hit the top 100 rankings of Inc. magazine's 500 fastest-growing privately-held companies. The company was acknowledged for its 1,564.5% three-year growth to $77 million in revenues in its most recent fiscal year. It was also the ...

  32. Publishing Briefs: Marilyn Manson, Music Reports, HFA

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In three separate administration agreements, the Bicycle Music Company has landed exclusive rights to 100% of the songs included on the Marilyn Manson album 'The High End of Low', released May 26 on Interscope Records. The administrat ...

  33. RightsFlow Closes Round Of Funding

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow, a provider of mechanical licensing, accounting and royalty payment services for companies that sell or distribute music worldwide, has completed a $1.5 million Series A financing round with Originate Ventures of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ...

  34. Court Declines To Rule On CRB

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. declined to rule on a motion that questioned the constitutionality of the Copyright Royalty Board. The motion was filed late by Royalty Logic during an appeal hearing on CRB's royalty rate determin ...

  35. Publishing Briefs: Cherry Lane, RightsFlow

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co. has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with 2008 "American Idol" winner and songwriter David Cook. As part of the deal, Cherry Lane will be administering Cook’s current catalog and will h ...

  36. Australasian Societies Sign With RightsFlow

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society has struck a digital royalty collecting accord with RightsFlow, the N.Y.-based bulk mechanical licensing, royalty services and a ...

  37. Publishing Briefs: Copyright Alliance, NMPA, ASCAP

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - The Copyright Alliance launched the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, a new non-profit charitable extension of the Alliance that will develop educational programs for Americas next generation of creators. The goal of the foundation is to ...

  38. E1 In Deal With RightsFlow

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT E1 Entertainment Distribution has signed a deal that will allow its labels to use RightsFlow, a provider of bulk mechanical licensing, royalty services and accounting. "Partnering with RightsFlow allows E1 to provide its distributed labels wi ...

  39. RightsFlow Inks New Indie Deals

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow has signed on three new clients for its Outsourced Music Licensing system, FLOW: CAM, Creazioni Artistiche Musicale, an independent record label and music publisher based in Rome; La Cupula Music, or House Of Music, an independent digit ...

  40. Cockerham Named RightsFlow COO

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Benjamin Cockerham has been named COO of New York-based RightsFlow, a company specializes in intellectual property licensing and copyright management. As part of his responsibilities, he oversees the development, growth, and implementation of Righ ...

  41. BFM Digital Taps RightsFlow

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BFM Digital, a Valley Village, Calif.-based digital music aggregator, has hired New York-based RightsFlow, to handle their mechanical, streaming, ringtone, and digital phonorecord delivery licensing. BFM in turn will offer the service to its label ...

  42. RightsFlow Signs Up Zebralution, X5

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A couple of European digital aggregators have signed up to use RightsFlow for digital phonorecord delivery licensing and royalty services for the U.S. marketplace. Berlin-based Zebralution, which serves as a digital distributor for independent lab ...

  43. CRB Day 2: Industry Reaction

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The music industry reacted favorably to the Copyright Royalty Board's release Thursday of new mechanical royalty rates. The CRB left unchanged the per-song rate of 9.1 cents for physical product, set for the first time a statutory rate for pe ...

  44. BMI Appoints Aldridge To Euro Role

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BMI has appointed Simon Aldridge as senior executive, writer/publisher relations, Europe. Aldridge will be based in the U.S. performing right society’s London office. He will be responsible for sourcing new songwriters and publishers from Europe, ...

  45. RightsFlow Upgrades 'Flow' System

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow is upgrading its "Flow" system to handle licensing, accounting and payment solutions for labels, distributors and online music services to license and pay songwriters and music publishers. The launch of the turnkey product fol ...

  46. RoyaltyShare Reveals New Tracking Service

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare Inc. moved quickly to capitalize on the landmark agreement that proposes royalty rates for interactive streams and downloads by announcing a new service designed to track and make payments for licenses covered in the agreement. In tha ...

  47. Digital Briefs: YouLicense, XS Games, The Orchard

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - YouLicense.com and RightsFlow have joined forces to give indie record labels the ability to add an automated synch licensing storefront of sorts to their Web sites. YouLicense runs the licensing tool, which RightsFlow essentially is marketing to ...

  48. Rights Management Firms Expand Reach

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With music rights, licensing, and fees becoming top-of-mind issues lately, rights management firms RightsFlow and RoyaltyShare are expanding their footprint in the space. RoyaltyShare has acquired Broad Street Digital from Arbinet to gain access t ...

  49. HFA Licenses RightsFlow

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency has made a licensing arrangement with RightsFlow for full-length permanent downloads. RightsFlow, which is an outsourced licensing and royalty-collection company for labels and digital services, will use HFA's bulk licens ...

  50. Sides Chosen In Royalty Tussle

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST WASHINGTON -- Music publishers, the record labels and digital music distribution outlets began a three-way legal wrestling match today (Jan. 28) over just how much songwriters and the publishing houses should get paid for digitally delivered music ...

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