ONErpm, best known to date for its distribution and services offering for indie artists and labels, has launched a music publishing administration service for clients.
As MBW explained in a feature on US-headquartered ONErpm last month, the company has seen particular success in Latin America during the past 12 years, claiming a surprising level of market-share in key LatAm territories like Brazil.
The rest of 2022 will see the company prioritize its international expansion, as evinced recently by its opening of five new offices across Africa. (As things stand, ONErpm operates in approximately 30 territories, employing a global workforce of around 450 people.)
Complementing this strategy is the launch of a new publishing admin service, ONE Publishing, which ONErpm says will “allow songwriters and publishers (copyright owners) to administer catalogs and collect publishing royalties from around the world in an easy and transparent way”.
ONE Publishing is being made available to both ONErpm’s premium distributed artists and labels, plus DIY-distribution accounts that meet certain criteria.
ONErpm says that in the past three years, it has developed the necessary technology to register, identify, and manage compositions in compliance with international standards.
“Throughout the process, ONErpm has directly partnered with collection societies all over the world, and in doing so has minimized intermediaries which, as a result, puts more money in the pockets of songwriters,” said the firm in a media release today (August 3).
For the launch of ONE Publishing, ONErpm has partnered with Performance Rights Organizations (PROs), Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) including BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, HFA, MLC, and MusicReports (all in the US), plus regional partners like UBC in Brazil, SACM in Mexico, SAYCO in Colombia, LatinAutor in Latin America, and Unison in Europe.
At the helm of ONErpm’s publishing arm is Diego Maldonado, who previously served as Country Manager of Colombia for the past seven years. There, he directly oversaw a staff of 40 and led ONErpm to achieve a local market share of 20%.
Maldonado will continue to report to ONErpm’s founder and CEO, Emmanuel Zunz, in his new capacity.
“The launch of ONE Publishing marks a milestone for our company as we consolidate our position as a leading independent and truly global music company.”
Emmanuel Zunz, OneRPM
Diego Maldonado said: “I am honored to develop this new publishing initiative. We truly believe in creating better solutions for musicians and with this powerful product we’re raising the standards and closing an important gap for songwriters and artists all over.”
Emmanuel Zunz, said: “The launch of ONE Publishing marks a milestone for our company as we consolidate our position as a leading independent and truly global music company.
“The service is in line with our mission to be a full-service and modern music company that works tirelessly to create more value for creators.”Music Business Worldwide