IMPEL, the international collective licensing agency representing digital publishing rights, has added Amusica Songs Management to its ranks.
Amusica Songs Management is a division of Aroma Music, an independent music group based in Israel.
In signing with IMPEL, Amusica follows the Israel-based company (and KKR backed) Artlist who joined the licensing agency in May.
Amusica was founded in 2015 as the song management division of Aroma Music. It consists of Amusica Song Management, acquisition company Tzon Barzel and Aroma Neighbouring Rights.
Amusica’s catalog of online rights spans a roster that includes Avi Ochayon, Doli And Penn, Tamar Yahalomy and Yonatan Kalimi, Ron Biton; and Matan Dror.
The company’s roster has written for, and with, a range of performers including Omer Adam, Eden Ben Zaken, Moshe Peretz, Dudu Aharon, Noa Kirel and Jonathan Mergui.
Amusica’s catalog has collectively amassed billions of streams worldwide, says the company.
IMPEL is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which includes independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music, CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Mute Song, Faber Music and Reach Music.
Last year, IMPEL inked a licensing deal with Amazon for its music streaming services in Europe.
“We are delighted to join such a great group of like-minded, independent publishers.”
Michal Weissberg, Aroma Music
Michal Weissberg, Aroma Music CEO, said: “We are delighted to join such a great group of like-minded, independent publishers.
“Music written by Israeli writers is breaking internationally and we believe that teaming up with IMPEL gives our writers what they need.
“Under the IMPEL umbrella, we can ensure that our writers are paid accurately, fairly and swiftly.”
“The hard graft ethos and ambition of the company is impressive.”
Sarah Williams, IMPEL
Sarah Williams, IMPEL CEO, said: “We are really excited to be welcoming Amusica.
“The hard graft ethos and ambition of the company is impressive, and we look forward to working with them to fulfil their vision.
“This also marks an important moment for IMPEL as we expand beyond what is traditionally perceived to be ‘Anglo-American’ repertoire to embrace other qualifying works in other languages. This is a reflection both of our own goals and of the way in which the global music landscape is maturing.”Music Business Worldwide