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 to its Rightsrouter digital content licensing management and distribution platform. Broad Street Digital has agreements with more than 500 record labels. The deal also includes RoyaltyShare working with Arbinet on future market opportunities in the telecom space. Financial deals were not disclosed.

Meanwhile RightsFlow jointed forces with CD Baby-which was recently acquired by Disc Makers-to give CD Baby clients the ability to administer digital phonorecord delivery licenses, as well as collect, pay and distribute the resulting royalties.