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The Royalty Network Partners With RightsFlow For The Royalty Network Partners With RightsFlow For Blanket Mechanical Licensing And Royalty ServicesBlanket Mechanical Licensing And Royalty Services March 3, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Independent Music Publishers.
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New York, NY – March 1, 2010 The Royalty Network, a leading independent music publisher and administrator, and RightsFlow, a leading provider of bulk mechanical licensing and royalty services, announced a new partnership granting RightsFlow a blanket license for The Royalty Network’s entire catalogue. This blanket access will allow RightsFlow to more accurately identify, account, and remit royalties on behalf of their over 9,500 label, distributor, music service and artist clients. The agreement marks a growing trend of independent music publishers engaging in new procedures to reduce administrative workload and improve efficiency.

Highly regarded in the music publishing industry, The Royalty Network has been profiled in leading magazines such as Billboard Magazine and The Hollywood Report for their invaluable publishing administration knowledge and genuine interest in protecting clients’ rights. The Royalty Network’s roster boasts a growing catalog of some of the most prolific songwriters, producers and artists, including recent chart-topping songs such as “Blame It” performed by Jamie Fox featuring T Pain, “Satellites” performed by Beyonce, and “Down” performed by Jay Sean.

“By entering this agreement with RightsFlow, we are assured that our songwriters, artists, publishers, and producers are accounted to by RightsFlow’s many clients for all US digital downloads, streaming income, and ringtone sales,” stated Frank Liwall, President of The Royalty Network. “We respect RightsFlow as a market leader in mechanical licensing and welcome their progressive approach to accounting to publishers.”

“We are extremely pleased to announce this new relationship,” stated Kim Gerlach, Director of Licensing at RightsFlow. “We view The Royalty Network as a forward-thinking publisher that prides itself on maximizing efficiency in representing its songwriters, publishers, and repertoire, and foresee similar open data transfers with additional publishers in the future.”

Under U.S. Copyright Law, mechanical licenses are required for music to be distributed through online music services. The current U.S. statutory mechanical rate for permanent downloads is 9.1¢ for songs five minutes or less and 1.75¢ per minute for songs over five minutes. Limited download and interactive streaming services generally pay a mechanical royalty of 10.5 percent of revenue, less amounts owed for performance royalties.

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About Royalty Network
The Royalty Network is a leading independent publisher, providing full service, and committed to protecting, collecting, and growing the value of its owned and administered copyrights. We offer an innovative approach to music publishing. Our diverse catalog, from Hip Hop to Rock, and even Classical, gives our creative team the ability to work on all types of platforms in the areas of Film, TV, Games, and Ads. We have a proven reputation around the World and our catalog is often looked to first as the “go to” company to get matters concluded.

We offer Worldwide representation through our passionate and well chosen affiliates in each Territory. We pitch and place hundreds of Compositions through our bi-coastal offices, and well staffed creative team. For our Artist clients, we spend the time necessary to build well grounded Artistic platforms, and through our strategic alliances, can now offer distribution and marketing programs that add further value to our ever growing list of services.

Media Contact for Royalty Network:
Renato Olivari +1.212.967.4300

About RightsFlow

RightsFlow is a leading provider of mechanical licensing services and royalty payment technology for online music services, record companies, distributors and artists. The RightsFlow technology powers rapid song identification and provides an unprecedented level of transparency for both licensees and licensors.

RightsFlow specializes in obtaining bulk physical, DPD, and ringtone licenses including streaming, tethered, and limited download rights. Our proprietary “FLOW” licensing technology and 10.5 million song database allow us to license content, render accounting, and pay royalties on behalf of clients quickly and accurately, ensuring that rights-holders are paid for the use of their work.

RightsFlow currently serves over 9,500 clients obtaining licenses from publishers and songwriters all over the world – including major, independent and artist controlled works. Clients include [PIAS], Muzak, Amie Street, Kontor New Media, The Orchard, INgrooves, Hoodiny, CAM, Zebralution, E1 Canada Distribution, IODA, Cooking Vinyl, CD Baby, Disc Makers, & X5 Music Group.

RightsFlow is a Full Member of DDEX.

Contact for RightsFlow:
Michael Kauffman, VP of Sales & Marketing, +1-212-937-6955 x311 michael.kauffman@rightsflow.com


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