The New York Times reports "In the latest change to the rapidly evolving business of music publishing, Sesac, a boutique rights group backed by private equity, has agreed to buy the Harry Fox Agency, a major clearinghouse of songwriting rights, the two groups plan to announce on Tuesday.". Read More
The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced today a model licensing deal for music videos. The agreement provides songwriters’ and music publishers’ percentage royalty rates for their participation in revenue generated from music videos in exchange for rights related to the use of their musical works in SME’s videos. Read More
The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a provider of rights management solutions for the music industry, announced today that it is working with Google Play to deliver rights management services for its digital music service for Android devices and the web. Read More
New York – The Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), a consortium of
media firms, music licensing organizations and digital service providers
working on a single standard for identifying digital content, said this week
that 18 companies have announced plans to adopt DDEX standards. They include
major labels EMI, Sony Music and Warner Music, along with the Harry Fox Agency,
Nokia, The Orchard, PRS for Music, Rhapsody, and a number of foreign rights
New York – The Harry Fox Agency, which provides music
licensing and royalty calculation and distribution services, said on Wednesday
that it has partnered with IODA, a digital distributor of independent music.
Under the deal, HFA will provide IODA with rights administration services,
helping IODA clear songs quickly for digital distribution.
Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) is reportedly in
"accelerated" negotiations with music publishers’ licensing group the
Harry Fox Agency, for rights to offer its repertoire on a forthcoming music
store, the New York Post reported, citing music industry sources.
says Google vice president Andy Rubin is in talks with the Harry Fox Agency.
The sources told the Post the talks mean
a prospective Google Music store could launch as soon as November or December.
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New York – The Harry Fox
Agency (HFA), a U.S.
music rights licensing organization, announced on Wednesday that its Songfile
online licensing service now supports ringtone licensing. The ringtone royalty
rate is 24 cents per copy. HFA separately announced a licensing deal with Ultimate
Guitar, an online guitar community and tablature website with 10 million
monthly visitors. Under the terms, the site can legally display lyrics and
offer tablature with download and printing capabilities.