Dear Songwriter or Publisher,
Recently The National Music Publishers’ Association (“NMPA”), together with both The Harry Fox Agency (“HFA”) and YouTube, announced a groundbreaking offer to all songwriters and music publishers (whether or not currently affiliated with HFA) to opt into a direct license agreement with YouTube to be administered by HFA (the “YouTube Licensing Offer”).
NOTE: If you have already opted into this agreement, we thank you! You can disregard this letter.
This licensing agreement grants YouTube the rights necessary to synchronize your musical works with certain videos posted by YouTube users, and provides you with the right to receive royalties from YouTube for user-generated videos for which YouTube receives advertising revenue worldwide.
The agreement does not extend to nor cover any right of public performance.
We wanted to remind you that the period within which you must opt into the agreement to participate in the advance under the YouTube Licensing Offer will end on January 16, 2012. Publishers may continue to enter into the YouTube Licensing Offer using HFA as the administrator following the HFA opt-in period, but the advance will no longer be available.
A complete description of the YouTube Licensing Offer, as well as all necessary forms and links for the opt-in process, can be found at www.youtubelicenseoffer.com. You can opt-in through this website using the claim and control numbers provided in the packet of materials sent to you concurrent with the initial announcement. To obtain additional information about the program, please call toll free: 1 (888) 430-7225.
The submission of all necessary forms must be completed and received no later than the January 16th date in order for a publisher to participate in the advance described in the YouTube Licensing Offer overview. This deadline cannot be extended.
We strongly encourage you to carefully review this offer today. To get started, please visit www.youtubelicenseoffer.com for full details.
|Patrick Sullivan||David King|