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Sub Pop Publishing joins IMPEL

Sub Pop Publishing is the publishing division of the iconic Sub Pop Records. Founded 15 years ago, the publishing operation was originally launched to serve artists on the label. 


Bella Figura joins IMPEL

Independent music rights management company Bella Figura has joined IMPEL.


Phrased Differently joins IMPEL

Today, Phrased Differently includes Budde Music UK after the London-based boutique publisher and the German-based independent powerhouse formed a joint venture in 2020.


IMPEL strikes strategic partnership with Blokur

IMPEL, the independent music publishing digital licensing body has announced a strategic partnership with Blokur, which will be key in creating the conditions for its future growth.


IMPEL, SX Works, and CMRRA finalize strategic partnership extending member licensing opportunities in North America, Europe

IMPEL, SX Works Global Publisher Services (SX Works), and the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) have announced the completion of a strategic partnership that expands North American and international mutual licensing and back-office administration opportunities, ensuring music publishers are accurately and fairly compensated.


AMG/MaDigital joins IMPEL

AMG/MaDigital is the first music publishing company in West Africa and was established with the goal of educating African artists about publishing income and its opportunities.


Sean O’Malley’s Regard Music joins IMPEL

US-based music publishing administrator Regard Music has officially joined IMPEL for pan-European licensing of its represented works.


Wardlaw Music joins IMPEL

Launched in 2004, Wardlaw Music is an established boutique music publisher, representing an eclectic roster of songwriters, artists and their musical works. The team is led by founders Stanley Banks and Julian Lyons, who have over 35 years’ music industry experience between them.


Levantine Music joins IMPEL

Levantine Music – an independent publisher focused on music from the Middle East and North Africa – has joined IMPEL.


IMPEL adds four new US members

Four new US-based publishers have joined IMPEL – Fonico, LLC, Tompkins Farm Music and James Auspitz’s Auspitz and HaLevi Music.


Lusitanian Music Publishing joins IMPEL

Lusitanian Music Publishing has become the first Portuguese publisher to sign with IMPEL for multi-territorial digital rights licensing.


Amusica Songs Management joins IMPEL

Amusica was founded in 2015 as the song management division of Aroma. It consists of Amusica Song Management, acquisition company Tzon Barzel and Aroma Neighbouring Rights.


Artlist joins IMPEL

Fast-growing Israeli audiovisual content provider, Artlist, has joined IMPEL. IMPEL will represent the digital rights for Artlist’s music catalogue of high-quality ‘Artlist Originals’.


John Telfer’s Rocking Gorillas joins IMPEL

IMPEL has added the first Brazil-based publisher to its ranks, with John Telfer’s Rocking Gorillas joining the independent collective.


IMPEL expands into Japan as NexTone joins

NexTone works with a wide variety of rights-holders including the publishing arms of global video games companies and animation studios, major and independent music publishers, and individual songwriters.


Mojo Music & Media joins IMPEL

Global independent publishing and legacy marketing company Mojo Music & Media has joined IMPEL - the international collective licensing agency representing digital publishing rights.


Jack Russell Music joins IMPEL

Jack Russell Music has joined IMPEL. It is the second independent publisher to do so in the last month.


IMPEL expands to Latin America

Deal with LatinAutor will allow IMPEL to license and collect across Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and more


Reach joins IMPEL

Reach Music Publishing has signed a deal that will see IMPEL represent the digital rights for some of the most well-known copyrights in its catalogue.


IMPEL strikes deal with Amazon

IMPEL has inked a licensing deal with Amazon for its music streaming services in Europe.


Mute Song joins IMPEL

London-based publisher represents music by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Max Richter, Nadine Shah and more


Faber Music joins IMPEL

Faber Music - one of the most influential publishers of contemporary classical music in the world – has joined IMPEL.


IMPEL names Sarah Williams as CEO

Music and entertainment lawyer joins newly independent organisation


New IMPEL elects Board at first AGM

Ryan Farley, Simon Harris, Mary Jo Mannella and Paul Tunkin added to original management team to complete organisation’s first Board of Directors

About Us

IMPEL Collective Management Limited (‘IMPEL’) licenses and administers the digital rights of its publisher members’ Anglo-American repertoire for online activities on a multi-territory basis.

A collection of independent music publishers who have joined forces to increase their negotiating power in the digital market place, IMPEL is the only online licensing organisation that is owned by independent music publishers, operating for independent music publishers.

IMPEL’s collective rights management gives its members the ability to combine their repertoire and offer it on a multi-territory basis to major digital music service providers through a single rights manager.

The power of this collective force means IMPEL’s members are able to act from a position of strength in the digital marketplace, increasing income and the speed at which it is distributed, as well as reducing sub-publishing costs.

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