Mumbai: Privately-held NY-based RightsFlow, a music, media and entertainment-focused professional services firm, announced the launch of its Outsourced Music Licensing Solutions.
RightsFlow offers outsourced music publishing licensing and royalty systems to record labels, distributors, online music retailers, and any other company engaged in distribution and sale of recorded music.
These services provide a cost-effective end-to-end solution for publishing licensing, including copyright owner research, obtaining and administering publishing licenses, royalty calculation, and accounting to publishers.
RightsFlow’s services relieve the burden of publishing licensing and royalty administration from record labels, distributors, retailers, and others, and allow such companies to save time and effort, reduce overhead costs, ensure content is being distributed legally, and get more product to market.
RightsFlow’s licensing expertise covers the breadth of the US and European markets and licensing practices. These services provide a particular boon for labels and distributors based outside of the US, who would like to distribute content for sale in the US, but are unable to license from US publishers.
"We find there is a tremendous need when distributing music for outsourced licensing and we are in position to meet the market demand," said RightsFlow president and CEO Patrick Sullivan.
In the United States, record labels, and in many instances distributors, are required to license, account, and pay publishers for digital and physical sales on a song by song basis.
A decentralized publishing market coupled with a general lack of availability of publisher and songwriter information has turned publishing licensing into an expensive, frustrating, and legally challenging endeavour. RightsFlow addresses this problem by functioning as an agent for labels, distributors, and retailers to clear licenses with publishers, calculate royalties, and provide accounting reports.