DIGITAL MEANS ENTERTAINMENT WITHOUT GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES. MUSIC LICENSING HAS TO ADAPT TO THIS REALITY
The traditional music rights administration and licensing regime doesn’t apply. The major rights holders (publishers and labels) prefer to license on a direct basis via the ‘special purpose vehicles’ they have created.
The independent rights holders tend to license via licensing hubs, such as ICE Services or Armonia, or other aggregators like Merlin. In Europe, a completely new licensing structure has been created to deliver pan-European rights. Traditional collecting societies still remain relevant to single territory licensing.
We will help you navigate this new world of licensing and put together the solution that you need for your digital service.
The traditional music rights administration and licensing regime doesn’t apply…
independent rights holders tend to license via licensing hubs…
we‘ll work with you to put together a plan of action and execute it…
WE TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS
Firstly, we become fully acquainted with your digital service whether it is podcasting, livestreaming, online gaming, e-sports or any other form of entertainment or interactive service to understand what music you are using or distributing, how you are using it and where the liabilities lie.
Once we have done this, we will work with you to put together a plan of action and execute it to secure the deals and protection you need so you can concentrate on the successful development of your business.
WHY FOOTPRINT AND YOUR DIGITAL SERVICES?
Footprint brings all our years of accumulated experience and know-how to this area of licensing to find the right solution for you.
Our judgment on whether you should be proactive or maintain an eye on how the licensing market is developing will be invaluable to you.
How we CAN help
If you are a digital service and are using music in any way, please continue your journey around our website to discover more about what we can do for your business or, better still, just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to talk.