The newly independent IMPEL will hold its first Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 31 October 2018 in The Sackler Space at London’s Roundhouse.
The organisation’s first selected Board will be announced at the AGM. Apple’s Global Director of Music Publishing, Elena Segal, will also attend to deliver a keynote speech.
IMPEL (Independent Music Publishers’ E-Licensing) Collective Management Ltd is the new collective licensing agency representing digital publishing rights. It is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which consist of a number of independent publishers including Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music and Truelove Music.
Among the rights collectively represented by the current IMPEL membership are works recorded by a range of top artists, past and present, including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.
IMPEL says that its membership’s repertoire currently features on 75% of the UK’s Top 200 albums and singles.
“The impel journey has gotten off to a great start”
Andy heath, impel
An evolution of the IMPEL organisation founded in 2010 under the UK’s Music Publishers Association umbrella, the new IMPEL was established outside of the MPA in April 2018 and signed a processing and distribution agreement with SACEM in July.
Beggars Music Chairman and part of IMPEL’s current leadership team, Andy Heath, said: “The IMPEL journey has gotten off to a great start and our first AGM will be an excellent opportunity to bring both current and future members up to speed on the company’s progress. I’m also thrilled to welcome Elena Segal from Apple, who will be speaking on the day.”Music Business Worldwide