Licensing agency IMPEL expands into Latin America via deal with LatinAutor

IMPEL, the collective licensing agency representing digital music publishing rights, has expanded its services to Latin America after signing a licensing and administration agreement with LatinAutor.

LatinAutor is a non-profit organization established in Uruguay as a federation of Latin American collective management societies.

LatinAutor represents the following territories: Argentina (SADAIC), Bolivia (SOBODAYCOM), Chile (SCD), Colombia (SAYCO), Ecuador (SAYCE), Paraguay (APA), Peru (APDAYC), Uruguay (AGADU), Venezuela (SACVEN), Honduras (AACIMH), Costa Rica (ACAM), El Salvador (SACIM), Guatemala (AEI), Panama (SPAC) and Dominican Republic (SGACEDOM).

The agreement will allow IMPEL to offer digital licensing and administration services to its independent publisher members, via LatinAutor, for all of the above territories.

IMPEL Collective Management is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music, CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Faber Music and Mute Song.

The IMPEL membership represents works recorded by artists including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.

“IMPEL’s goal in Latin America is to learn, build relationships and maximise benefits for independent publishers, and this is another step forward in our strategy to provide global licensing opportunities.”

Sarah Williams, IMPEL

IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams (pictured), said: “This is great news for our members. The IFPI Global Report for 2019 states that, for the fourth year in a row, Latin America has experienced the largest regional growth, with streaming up 39.3%.

“We want to be sure that, in partnership with LatinAutor, our members can benefit from that growth.

“IMPEL’s goal in Latin America is to learn, build relationships and maximise benefits for independent publishers, and this is another step forward in our strategy to provide global licensing opportunities.”

IMPEL signed a deal with New York-born Reach Music Publishing last month, as well as a licensing deal with Amazon for its music streaming services in Europe.Music Business Worldwide

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