NMPA Pacts With Dubset For New Royalty Stream From Mix Content
May 18, 2016 at 12:38 PM (PT)
NATIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION EVP/General Counsel DANIELLE AQUIRRE announced that the organization and DUBSET MEDIA HOLDINGS have negotiated a rights agreement for the benefit of NMPA's independent music publisher members to deliver royalties from compositions contained within mix content. The agreement will be made available to NMPA's publishers and songwriters and will enable those who participate to receive royalties each time their compositions are contained in mix content delivered by DUBSET to some of the world's largest digital music services.
Commented AGUIRRE: "We are excited to see that DUBSET has made great advances in identifying and licensing compositions contained within mix content. It is a massive category that can now be unlocked and offered by the world's largest music services and I'm thrilled that our publishers and songwriters will be the beneficiaries of a new and important royalty stream."
Added DUBSET COO BOB BARBIERE: "The amount of new mix content distributed daily is estimated to be 15 times as large as that of traditional music. Due to complexities associated with identification, and cross-clearance of copyright-protected works used within mixes, music services were not able to offer it to consumers. DUBSET's technology solves that problem and enables us to clear and deliver this enormous high-demand category of content to music services globally generating new royalties to publishers and other rights holders."
Through the agreement, NMPA members who opt-in will have access to DUBSET's MIXBANK platform where they can set terms and rules around how and where their catalog may be used in mix content. Each time a new mix or remix is delivered to MIXBANK, the clearance rules set by rights holders to determine whether the content is cleared for distribution are applied. Cleared mix and remix content is then made available to legal music services under an approved royalty structure.