APRA AMCOS signs Pan-Asian deal with Sydney publisher Origin Music

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Australasian performing rights organisation APRA AMCOS has signed a Pan-Asian digital and online licensing and administration deal with Sydney publisher ORiGiN Music.

Under the agreement, APRA AMCOS will represent ORiGiN and its represented publishing catalogues on a multi-territory basis throughout Asia, including India and China, licensing its repertoire to key mobile and online digital music and media services.

ORiGiN’s catalogue comprises music from Wally De Backer (aka Gotye, pictured), Cookin’ On Three Burners and James Morrison, as well as names signed to independent publisher Bucks Music.

ORiGiN is the fifth global publisher to work with APRA AMCOS on its Pan-Asian digital licensing and administration initiative, which launched in July 2013.

The firm joins Universal Music Publishing, Peermusic, Imagem and Hillsong Music.

“ORiGiN are an exciting and fast growing independent player with an extremely important roster of Australian and international writers.” brett cottle, apra amcos

APRA AMCOS Chief Executive Brett Cottle said: “ORiGiN are an exciting and fast growing independent player with an extremely important roster of Australian and international writers.

“We’re excited to be partnering with them as they push towards their 25th year in the business as a true global player.

“This agreement signifies the importance of the Asian digital market.”

“Asia is a key region in our global expansion strategy and we are excited to join the APRA AMCOS Pan-Asian licensing hub.”

philip walker, origin music

ORiGiN co-founder Philip Walker added: “Asia is a key region in our global expansion strategy and we are excited to join the APRA AMCOS Pan-Asian licensing hub.

“[It’s a] proven multi-territory digital regional hub that will ensure our songwriters get paid fairly and efficiently in this notoriously difficult market.”

ORiGiN Music Group was founded in 1993 by Walker and Philip Mortlock.

As well as those mentioned above, its catalogue includes composers, artists and songwriters such as Peter Dasent, Diana Anaid, Garry Frost, Graeham Goble, Kris Schroeder, Jake Mason, Tinpan Orange, George Telek, Sarah McGregor, Smoky Dawson, Lucinda Peters, Scott Tinkler and Mary Schneider.

In 2004, ORiGiN Theatrical launched and now boasts repertoire from Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Really Useful Group, Tams-Witmark, Samuel French, Theatrical Rights Worldwide as well as Australian works including Pricilla Queen Of the Desert, Dusty, Shout and Dusty.

Alongside Bucks, ORiGiN Music Publishing also represents the international catalogues of Ninja Tunes Just Isn’t Music, District 6, Du Vinage, What A Publishing, Air, Weems Music and Write Here Music.Music Business Worldwide

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