NEW YORK, September 16 /PRNewswire/ --
IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music and film industry, and RightsFlow, a provider of licensing and royalty services, announced today that IODA will utilize RightsFlow's Outsourced Music Licensing system ("FLOW") to handle mechanical & DPD licensing. IODA will now offer label clients integrated back-end accounting and business management services for all mechanical licensing needs.
"We are delighted to begin this partnership with IODA," stated Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO of RightsFlow. "This agreement shows IODA's commitment to implementing forward-thinking initiatives and will help ensure labels are able to license, account, and pay music publishers and songwriters within the statutes of U.S. Copyright Law."
"We are excited to be able to offer our clients a simple, one-stop solution for mechanical licensing through RightsFlow's expert team," said Kevin Arnold, CEO and founder of IODA. "IODA will use RightsFlow's licensing system to handle mechanical licensing, allowing labels to rest easy when selling digital content in the United States."
IODA will offer this service to its diverse catalog of music that spans labels and artists from over 50 countries.
"By teaming up with RightsFlow, IODA is removing the often tedious and time consuming nature of handling mechanical licensing," said Nola Leone, licensing agent for Barnaby Records, Inc. (including recordings initially released on the Cadence record label). "With even more Barnaby content ready for digital release, we look forward to working with IODA's new Rightsflow offering to manage all of our mechanical licensing."
Under U.S. Copyright Law, mechanical licenses & DPDs are required for music to be distributed through online music services. The current U.S. statutory mechanical rate is 9.1Cent for songs five minutes or less and 1.75Cent per minute for songs over five minutes.
RightsFlow's outsourced licensing service utilizes the bulk licensing system of The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a leading U.S. music rights licensing organization, to ensure publishers and songwriters are properly compensated under U.S. law.
IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community.
New York based RightsFlow, LLC, is a music, media and entertainment-focused firm offering Professional Services & Outsourced Music Licensing Solutions.
Web site: http://www.rightsflow.com