London, 14th December 2022 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.
Blokur is the leading music rights and data platform which makes it simple for apps and platforms to add music to digital products and services while ensuring the value accurately flows back to the rights holders and creators.
In this initial phase of their partnership, Blokur will provide a copyright hub for IMPEL using its comprehensive database of rights data and world class matching technology. The hub will consolidate and enrich IMPEL’s data, streamlining its delivery to IMPEL’s licensing and administration partners around the globe. This will augment IMPEL’s ability to promote the breadth and quality of its fast-growing repertoire to digital services, and to act quickly in seizing important new licensing opportunities.
This alliance will pave the way for future initiatives to support IMPEL in fulfilling its mission of being the premier licensing hub for the independent publishing community worldwide.
IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams said: “This deal marks the end of a very comprehensive process for IMPEL to find the right tech provider to support our exciting plans for growth. Our mission is to create the best possible future for independent publishers within the digital licensing space and this requires us to be proactive, assertive and future-facing. In Blokur we believe we have found an innovative and responsive partner whose ambitions match our own and I am extremely excited about the potential that this is going to unlock.”
Blokur CEO Phil Barry said: “We are delighted to partner with IMPEL and its members to grow the potential of digital music for independent music publishers. By combining the unique repertoire of IMPEL’s publisher members with Blokur’s unrivalled data and matching technologies, we are creating a platform for independent music publishers that will help them seize the full opportunity of the rapidly evolving world of online music. We’re grateful to IMPEL for running a fair and rigorous process, and look forward with excitement to the work ahead.”
IMPEL is the international collective licensing agency representing digital music publishing rights. It is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include respected independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Faber Music, Mute Song and many more.
The IMPEL membership represents a diverse collection of works recorded by many of the world’s biggest artists past and present including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.
Blokur is a music licensing and data platform making it simple to add music to online experiences by connecting the dots between rights holders, creators and music users. The company works with major and independent music rights holders and digital platforms ranging from startups to major global social and music platforms, helping to unleash the value of music both for the people that create it and for the rest of us whose lives are enriched by it every day.