Portugual-based music publisher Lusitanian Music Publishing has joined independent digital licensing agency IMPEL for multi-territorial digital rights licensing.
Lusitanian has become the first Portuguese publisher to join IMPEL.
Lusitanian describes its domestic catalog as “a sync-focused, one-stop shop taking traditional Portuguese folk sounds into the 21st century pop mainstream in Portugal and abroad”.
The publisher owns both Portuguese and Canadian repertoires, and also acts as the local sub-publisher in Portugal for independent publishers like Freibank, Budde, Arts & Crafts and other catalogs.
Lusitanian and its record label group (which includes Fading Ways Music, Shame Destroyer, European Phonographic and Lusitanian labels) is home to the Lusitanian Ghosts artist collective, who mix traditional chordophones – a Portuguese stringed instrument – with modern rock & roll.
An international collective licensing agency representing digital publishing rights, IMPEL is 100% owned and controlled by its members.
The organization’s membership includes independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music, CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Mute Song, Faber Music and Reach Music.
“it is absolutely, fundamental essential to be able to collect digital copyrights on a multi-territorial level directly from platforms.”
Nuno Saraiva, Lusitanian Music Publishing
Nuno Saraiva, Lusitanian Music Publishing Founding Director, said: “Entering the third decade of the 21st century, it is absolutely, fundamental essential to be able to collect digital copyrights on a multi-territorial level directly from platforms using the best technology currently available with as little delay as possible.
“We look forward to working with IMPEL on this important mission that will eventually lead to more transparency and increased payments for our writers. Go IMPEL!”
“It’s invaluable to IMPEL to be welcoming new members like Lucitainian.”
Sarah Williams, IMPEL
Sarah Williams, IMPEL CEO, said: “It’s invaluable to IMPEL to be welcoming new members like Lucitainian, who bring with them a unique geographical and musical perspective.
“We’re a collective that really leverages the special knowledge and experience of our members and we know that innovative publishers like Nuno will really enrich our united efforts.”
In May, IMPEL announced that KKR-backed royalty-free music and content platform Artlist had joined the organization.
In June, IMPEL also added Israel-based Amusica Songs Management to its ranks.Music Business Worldwide