With the new labels on board, UBC has bolstered its neighbouring rights department to enable it to effectively track and monetise the repertoire.
In Brazil, neighbouring rights are licensed together with publishing and performance rights.
Both Warner and Warner/Chappell were previously represented by local society ABRAMUS, as was Sony.
In addition, UBC has signed the label arm of major local label Som Livre, which is part of South American media group Globo.
SoundExchange is also represented in Brazil by UBC.
“Our focus on the neighbouring rights side of our business in the past months has resulted in these new affiliations, of which we are very proud.”
peter strauss, ubc
Peter Strauss, UBC’s International Relations Manager, said: “The neighbouring rights division will specialise in maintaining and inputting new registrations of rights holders and repertoire.
“It aims to guarantee that labels, both major and independent, can count on a more agile turnover of registrations, resolution of conflicting information, and the release of previously unidentified royalties.
“Additionally, UBC has invested in technology so the vast repertoire represented by the major labels can be quickly registered.
“Our focus on this side of the business in the past months has resulted in these new affiliations, of which we are very proud.”
UBC is a non-profit organisation for the collective management of music rights of Brazilian and foreign creators, publishers, performers and producers.
Ecad is its umbrella organisation, which acts as a collection agency for the Brazilian PROs.
More than 88,000 music right owners represented by UBC received over BRL 1.2 million, which represents more than 55% of the total distribution for digital rights in Brazil.
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