Sean O’Malley’s Regard Music joins IMPEL

US-based administrator represents a growing number of successful, established writers. Former Global Music Rights COO O’Malley works to further improve publishing collections

London, 20th January 2022 US-based music publishing administrator Regard Music has officially joined IMPEL for pan-European licensing of its represented works.

Regard Music is the boutique publishing services company founded by Sean O’Malley – an experienced executive with more than 20 years of experience in music publishing and its respective operations, including licensing, royalty collection and distribution, data processing and systems development.

With manager Irving Azoff and former ASCAP executive Randy Grimmett, O’Malley created the first new Performing Rights Organisation in the United States in 75 years with the foundation of Global Music Rights in 2013. Prior to that, he worked at ASCAP for eight years and supervised a large, multi-coast team to resolve collection issues on behalf of its members.

Regard’s growing client list includes a number of highly successful songwriters and composers, including international superstar Robin Thicke, 4-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett, New Orleans pianists James Booker and Professor Longhair, singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson, South London singer and producer Kay Young, and online meditation company Headspace.

Regard Music CEO Sean O’Malley said: “IMPEL is the right fit for Regard and its clients because of their expertise and independence in the European marketplace. Working together, we can achieve our collective goals of clearer reporting and better returns for our writer and publisher clients without the restraints of politics and daily inertia plaguing the larger industry.”

IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams said: “I believe that Sean’s decision to partner with IMPEL at this stage of Regard’s evolution is an important step for both organisations. There is a synergy in our respective philosophies that speaks to a willingness to break the mould and to innovate. We also have a great deal to offer each other in terms of knowledge and expertise and I think that, together, we can push the boundaries for independent music publishing. This is an exciting time.”

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.


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.