To Highlight Limelight Service, RightsFlow’s Online Mechanical License Clearance Utility
NEW YORK, NY (October 27, 2011) Indaba Music, the top online destination for music creation, and RightsFlow, a leading licensing and royalty service provider, have combined their efforts to launch a cover song contest providing Indaba’s 600,000 member musician community with an opportunity to submit their covers for possible licensing and release revenues.
Between now and December 1, Indaba will select one weekly winner to be featured on a cover song EP which Indaba will release via iTunes and on-demand CD pressing, and promote to online radio partners including Jelli Radio.
A Grand Prize winner will also receive Limelight mechanical licensing services and additional support from RightsFlow including a Master Class on publishing by Alex Holz, the company’s VP of Artist & Community Relations. Additional information and terms on the project can be viewed on the Indaba site here.
“This cover song opportunity with RightsFlow gives our community a new avenue to expand their repertoire and gain new listeners,” said Josh Robertson, Indaba VP of Content and Programming. “Covers are a key part in most musicians’ repertoires, so it’s also important that they know about services such as Limelight to properly license those recordings.”
Limelight’s Holz added, “A compelling cover song can be instrumental in driving awareness and success for an artist. We’re proud to be helping the talented Indaba musician community to pursue their chosen artistic directions while also ensuring that songwriters and publishers are paid 100% of mechanical royalties due.”
Limelight has experienced rapid growth and substantial global adoption by thousands of users in all 50 states and over 150 countries. The service allows users to obtain licenses for physical releases, digital downloads, ringtones and interactive streaming use, reducing the complexity of licensing, and offers several key features including licenses that don’t expire, competitive fees, and coverage of 100% of the publishing market.
Indaba Music pioneered the online music collaboration space, enabling anyone with internet access to connect with musicians from around the world to create, edit and mix studio-quality music online. Indaba Music then expanded to provide musicians with opportunities from iTunes distribution and other sales tools to remix contests, original song contests and commercial music licensing. Indaba Music’s community has over 600,000 members from 205 countries and territories.
Indaba Music Contact:
RightsFlow is a leading technology-enabled licensing and royalty service provider for artists, record labels, distributors, and online music companies. Our technology powers rapid song identification and provides an unprecedented level of transparency for both licensees and licensors. RightsFlow specializes in obtaining bulk physical, DPD, and ringtone licenses including streaming, tethered, and limited download rights. Our proprietary “FLOW” licensing technology and 30-million song database allow us to serve over 16,000 clients obtaining licenses from publishers and songwriters all over the world – including major, independent and artist controlled works.
RightsFlow also powers:
- Limelight (www.songclearance.com), its online mechanical licensing utility providing the simplest way for musicians, bands, choirs and labels to clear any cover song.
- MySpark Copyright (www.mysparkcopyright.com), the right way to register and protect your intellectual property; simplifying copyright registration for content owners and creators.
Clients include YouTube, Rhapsody, Clear Channel, Muzak, The Orchard, Tunecore, INgrooves, 7 Digital, Wolfgang’s Vault, Copyright Clearance Center, Christian Copyright Solutions, Guvera, Dada Entertainment/Play.ME, Scattertunes, Alliance, Kontor New Media, Beatport, Zebralution, E1 Canada, CD Baby, Disc Makers, Qello, IRIS, REBEAT, & X5 Music Group.
RightsFlow is a member of AIM, A2IM, ASCAP, Chorus America, DDEX, DiMA, MEIEA, NAB, NAfME, NAMM, and NARM.
RightsFlow is headquartered in NYC and has offices in San Francisco and Atlanta.
Contact for RightsFlow:
Michael Kauffman / SVP of Corporate Communications & Content